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Craighead County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 107,115 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 82,148 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,076
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,547
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,649
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,668 (it was 11,652 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 711 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 151 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Craighead County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.4%), Construction (12.8%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Craighead County, AR (2017)
    • 80,58798.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,86516.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,3466.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,3814.1%Two or more races
    • 1,3261.6%Asian alone
    • 2030.2%Some other race alone
    • 2020.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1810.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 52,837  (49.3%)
Females: 54,278  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Craighead County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,422 ($32,425 in 1999)
This county:

$50,422
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $627 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $769)
This county:

$627
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $137,500 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Craighead:

$137,500
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,500 - $197,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,031
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 1,368

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 36
  • Burglaries: 155
  • Thefts: 213
  • Auto thefts: 26

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 210
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 379 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 1998: 415 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 1999: 352 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2000: 274 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2001: 380 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2002: 458 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2003: 509 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2004: 489 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2005: 534 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2006: 486 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2007: 512 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2008: 553 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2009: 398 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2010: 390 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2011: 334 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2012: 443 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2013: 359 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2014: 368 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2015: 390 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2016: 562 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2017: 472 buildings, average cost: $144,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Craighead, AR residents
Average permit cost in Craighead, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $994 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $740 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Craighead, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Craighead, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Craighead, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
Craighead County:

14.1%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 35.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 34.6 years old
(Males: 33.4 years old, Females: 36.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.1 years old, Black residents: 28.8 years old, American Indian residents: 47.8 years old, Asian residents: 27.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 27.5 years old)

Area name: Jonesboro, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Craighead County is $428 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $490 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jonesboro, Lake City, Bay, Bono, Caraway, Brookland, Monette, Cash, Black Oak, Egypt.

Craighead County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Decatur County, Tennessee , Hamblen County, Tennessee , Payne County, Oklahoma , Monroe County, Tennessee , Warren County, Tennessee , Hutchinson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Craighead, AR
County total employment by year in Craighead, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Craighead, AR

Current college students: 6,945
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,893 (16.7% naturalized citizens)

Craighead County:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,7892010 or later
  • 1,1612000 to 2009
  • 8101990 to 1999
  • 2711980 to 1989
  • 1311970 to 1979
  • 125Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.5%

Craighead County marital status for males Craighead County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,097
  • One, attached: 713
  • Two: 2,336
  • 3 or 4: 2,957
  • 5 to 9: 1,406
  • 10 to 19: 2,553
  • 20 to 49: 826
  • 50 or more: 342
  • Mobile homes: 3,136
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 126

Housing units in Craighead County with a mortgage: 14,815 (308 second mortgage, 576 home equity loan, 73 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,096

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Craighead County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,184129
Mainline Protestant5,40824
Catholic2,4702
Other1,47710
Black Protestant6555
None42,249-
Craighead County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Craighead County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Craighead County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 74
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Craighead County:

8.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Craighead County:

29.3%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Craighead County:

Average size of farms: 480 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $121,361
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $280.12
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $93,018
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,645
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.96
Corn for grain: 3994 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13111 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 112856 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 86852 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Craighead County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 21.6 miles away from Craighead County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 17.3 miles away from Craighead County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1872: February 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Tropical Storm Ike, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1804: October 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1804, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 02, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1472: June 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 03, 2002 to December 04, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1450: January 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1450, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1400: January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: 1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Craighead County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Craighead

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,396 (83.4%)
  • Carpooled: 5,474 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 83 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 315 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,123 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,822 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (38%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (3%)
  • Nigeria (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Craighead County


  • American (26%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Craighead County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 1,509 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 655 people in nursing homes
  • 200 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 141 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Craighead County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 1,948 people in college/university student housing
  • 930 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 330 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 108 people in state prisons
  • 103 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,475.

7.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.75% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($24,586 average AGI)
2.73% relocated from other states ($17,115 average AGI)
Craighead County:

2.73%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greene County, AR  0.75% ($37,073 average AGI)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.63% ($32,622)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.59% ($52,225)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.28% ($35,347)
from Lawrence County, AR  0.27% ($38,033)
from Shelby County, TN  0.26% ($62,865)
from St. Francis County, AR  0.23% ($25,000)


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.22% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($21,995 average AGI)
2.96% relocated to other states ($17,776 average AGI)
Craighead County:

2.96%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greene County, AR  0.83% ($35,263 average AGI)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.55% ($33,952)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.39% ($42,316)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($36,832)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.27% ($28,670)
to Lawrence County, AR  0.25% ($33,671)
to Washington County, AR  0.16% ($66,145)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Craighead County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Craighead County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Craighead County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Craighead County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Craighead County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,466 (10,155 aged, 3,311 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,569 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Craighead County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,539)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (756)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (740)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (526)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (455)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (416)
  • Congestive heart failure (405)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (367)
  • Unspecified dementia (315)
  • Emphysema, unspecified (267)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 95.4
  • Other - 51.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 107,115
  • In family households: 83,231 (14,536 male householders, 12,560 female householders)
    20,241 spouses, 27,862 children (24,003 natural, 1,398 adopted, 2,461 stepchildren), 3,665 grandchildren, 1,102 brothers or sisters, 1,044 parents, 1,153 other relatives, 1,068 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,996 (7,292 male householders (4,648 living alone)), 7,727 female householders (6,374 living alone)), 4,977 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,888

Size of family households: 10,247 2-persons, 7,188 3-persons, 5,617 4-persons, 2,850 5-persons, 729 6-persons, 465 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,022 1-person, 3,224 2-persons, 375 3-persons, 398 4-persons.

16,467 married couples with children.
4,891 single-parent households (504 men, 4,387 women).

94.1% of residents of Craighead speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $438,472,000 ($5,087 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $13,525,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $191,274,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,448,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $30,511,000
Federal grants: $91,379,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,016,000 ($330,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,844,000 ($3,146,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $834,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $60,979,000
Federal Government insurance: $156,524,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,439
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,326
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +636
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,970
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Craighead County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • 2,6862014 or later
  • 3,5752010 to 2013
  • 8,4612000 to 2009
  • 11,7361990 to 1999
  • 5,6891980 to 1989
  • 5,3071970 to 1979
  • 3,5271960 to 1969
  • 2,0451950 to 1959
  • 9561940 to 1949
  • 1,5101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • 721 room
  • 2002 rooms
  • 253 rooms
  • 1,8754 rooms
  • 6,1805 rooms
  • 5,8036 rooms
  • 3,4517 rooms
  • 2,5438 rooms
  • 3,7629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • 5851 room
  • 1,1012 rooms
  • 2,5023 rooms
  • 4,9684 rooms
  • 3,9315 rooms
  • 3,3176 rooms
  • 9507 rooms
  • 5468 rooms
  • 3049+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • 101no bedroom
  • 2501 bedroom
  • 2,9682 bedrooms
  • 14,1133 bedrooms
  • 5,5384 bedrooms
  • 9415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Craighead County, Arkansas
  • 585no bedroom
  • 2,5661 bedroom
  • 6,8172 bedrooms
  • 7,7543 bedrooms
  • 4824 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 351no vehicle
  • 5,2381 vehicle
  • 11,9962 vehicles
  • 3,0333 vehicles
  • 2,3084 vehicles
  • 9855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Craighead County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,526no vehicle
  • 9,4961 vehicle
  • 5,6312 vehicles
  • 1,0893 vehicles
  • 1964 vehicles
  • 2665+ vehicles

76.5% of Craighead County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Arkansas.

Craighead County:

76.5%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 73,220
  • Other state: 28,181
  • Northeast: 1,912
  • Midwest: 11,823
  • South: 11,871
  • West: 2,575
Year householders moved into unit in Craighead County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Craighead County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 45.6%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.6%Electricity
  • 29.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 648
Here:

5.5%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

2.3%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 105
Here:

1.3%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Craighead County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,246,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,258,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,368,000
    Police Protection: $3,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,862,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,456,000
    Financial Administration: $2,274,000
    Libraries: $758,000
    General Public Buildings: $507,000
    General - Other: $427,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
    Corrections - Other: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $338,000
    Health and Hospitals: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $15,150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $544,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,815,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,962,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,745,000
    Rents: $68,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,638,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,822,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,286,000
    Other: $209,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,529,000
    Property: $9,407,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,964,000

Craighead County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,246,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,258,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,368,000
    Police Protection: $3,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,862,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,456,000
    Financial Administration: $2,274,000
    Libraries: $758,000
    General Public Buildings: $507,000
    General - Other: $427,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
    Corrections - Other: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $338,000
    Health and Hospitals: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $15,150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $544,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,815,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,962,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,745,000
    Rents: $68,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,638,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,822,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,286,000
    Other: $209,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,529,000
    Property: $9,407,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,964,000

Craighead County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,246,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,258,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,368,000
    Police Protection: $3,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,862,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,456,000
    Financial Administration: $2,274,000
    Libraries: $758,000
    General Public Buildings: $507,000
    General - Other: $427,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
    Corrections - Other: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $338,000
    Health and Hospitals: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $15,150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $544,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,815,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,962,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,745,000
    Rents: $68,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,638,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,822,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,286,000
    Other: $209,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,529,000
    Property: $9,407,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,964,000

Craighead County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,246,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,258,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,368,000
    Police Protection: $3,259,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,862,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,456,000
    Financial Administration: $2,274,000
    Libraries: $758,000
    General Public Buildings: $507,000
    General - Other: $427,000
    Health - Other: $260,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
    Corrections - Other: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $338,000
    Health and Hospitals: $209,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $15,150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $544,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,870,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,815,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,962,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,745,000
    Rents: $68,000
    Interest Earnings: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,638,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,822,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,286,000
    Other: $209,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,529,000
    Property: $9,407,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,964,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,028
  • Number of aged recipients: 242
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,786
  • Number of recipients under 18: 753
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,825
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 450
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,130
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,364
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED623$119,300683$125,0971,549$143,504197$35,46729$335,966536$110,30869$35,362
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$111,00015$90,53378$120,6038$25,0000$06$50,00010$45,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$130,017112$85,116396$124,04369$31,5224$1,014,00048$73,89647$47,234
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN58$116,74159$94,136335$133,97614$80,2140$035$65,3146$47,167
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$119,10012$143,41738$160,9472$108,0000$01$68,0002$58,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED62$165,11350$170,7801$120,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$166,50016$139,7502$74,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$180,5005$251,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$220,0004$126,7501$120,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$72,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Craighead, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Craighead, AR - Value
Most common first names in Craighead County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James59872.2 years
William57175.3 years
John44874.0 years
Mary43978.5 years
Robert29572.9 years
Charles28572.2 years
George19174.8 years
Ruth15179.9 years
Thomas14674.0 years
Willie14178.3 years
Most common last names in Craighead County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33574.8 years
Davis19573.0 years
Williams18874.1 years
Johnson18676.2 years
Jones17773.1 years
Brown15372.4 years
Taylor14974.8 years
Adams13274.1 years
Moore10676.2 years
Cook9772.2 years
Businesses in Craighead County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3KFC3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Kohl's1
Aeropostale1Kroger1
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Bryant1
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture5
AutoZone2Little Caesars Pizza1
Barnes & Noble1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins2Marriott1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baymont Inn1Maurices1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's4
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Burger King3New York & Co1
Casual Male XL1Nike8
Charlotte Russe1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
Chick-Fil-A2OfficeMax1
Chico's1Old Navy1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Olive Garden1
Church's Chicken1Outback1
Cinnabon 1Outback Steakhouse1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Cricket Wireless2Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL2Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In8
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks1
Goodwill3Subway8
H&R Block6Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn3Toyota1
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
Honda1UPS11
Hot Topic1Vans1
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Waffle House2
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens2
Jones New York5Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
Justice1YMCA1

Craighead County on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"