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Garland County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 97,477 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 88,068 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,395
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,043
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,908
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,556 (it was 10,905 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 677 sq. mi.

Water area: 57.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 144 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garland County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Garland County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 47,024  (48.2%)
Females: 50,453  (51.8%)
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Garland County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Garland County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,826 ($31,724 in 1999)

This county:

$42,826
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $568 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $700)
This county:

$568
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,600 (it was $77,200 in 2000)
Garland:

$142,600
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,400 - $228,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $216,502
Here:

$216,502
State:

$171,387

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,848
Here:

$125,848
State:

$141,053

In 2-unit structures: $147,245
Here:

$147,245
State:

$78,203

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,060
Here:

$133,060
State:

$132,354

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,712
Here:

$290,712
State:

$306,281

Mobile homes: $92,017
Here:

$92,017
State:

$76,124
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,024
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 1,261

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 71
  • Burglaries: 900
  • Thefts: 1387
  • Auto thefts: 218
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2008: 54 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $286,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $796 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $688 (0.6%)

Garland County household income distribution in 2009 Garland County home values distribution Garland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.6%
Garland County:

18.6%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for other race residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.0 years old
(Males: 43.4 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.3 years old, Black residents: 28.0 years old, American Indian residents: 24.3 years old, Asian residents: 33.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 27.0 years old)

Area name: Hot Springs, AR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Garland County is $445 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $690 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Piney, Rockwell, Lake Hamilton, Mountain Pine, Fountain Lake, Lonsdale.

Garland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Garland County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Lafayette County, Mississippi , Ventura County, California , Tippah County, Mississippi , Tishomingo County, Mississippi , Pickens County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,731
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,408 (33.1% naturalized citizens)

Garland County:

4.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 506
  • 2000 to 2009: 800
  • 1990 to 1999: 664
  • 1980 to 1989: 341
  • 1970 to 1979: 305
  • Before 1970: 897
Note: State values scaled to Garland County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

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

Garland County marital status for males Garland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,979
  • One, attached: 1,134
  • Two: 1,854
  • 3 or 4: 3,221
  • 5 to 9: 1,284
  • 10 to 19: 2,039
  • 20 to 49: 682
  • 50 or more: 1,895
  • Mobile homes: 5,485

Housing units in Garland County with a mortgage: 14,286 (638 second mortgage, 229 home equity loan, 89 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,849

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Garland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,254134
Mainline Protestant10,74429
Catholic4,5013
Black Protestant2,57813
Other1,58910
Orthodox3914
None44,967-
Garland 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: 15
Garland County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Garland County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

12.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Garland County:

9.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Garland County:

26.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Garland County:

Average size of farms: 120 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,939
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $352.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,025
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,075
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.03

Earthquake activity:

Garland County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from Garland County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the county center
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 172.9 miles away from the 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 230.2 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 164.4 miles away from Garland County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2015 to June 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4226: June 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 25, 2012 to December 26, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4100: January 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 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 Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 02, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1793: September 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 1793, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 01, 1990 to June 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-865: May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: 865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Garland County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Romania (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Garland County (%):

  • American (17%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Garland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,018 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 5,370 (13.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 145 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 274 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 756 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,957 (4.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 712 people in nursing homes
  • 318 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 306 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 205 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 49 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 36 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 681 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 463 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 249 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 172 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 144 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 143 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 108 people in college/university student housing
  • 93 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 62 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,557.

6.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,913 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($20,687 average AGI)
Garland County:

3.22%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.60% ($28,638 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.48% ($42,331)
from Saline County, AR  0.38% ($34,576)
from Clark County, AR  0.20% ($24,623)
from Jefferson County, AR  0.14% ($36,959)
from Montgomery County, AR  0.13% ($21,511)
from Dallas County, TX  0.11% ($26,026)


5.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.80% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($14,942 average AGI)
2.96% relocated to other states ($18,439 average AGI)
Garland County:

2.96%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  0.50% ($40,174 average AGI)
to Hot Spring County, AR  0.42% ($24,207)
to Saline County, AR  0.40% ($38,406)
to Clark County, AR  0.14% ($21,780)
to Montgomery County, AR  0.12% ($20,024)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.12% ($25,825)
to Washington County, AR  0.11% ($24,568)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Garland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Garland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Garland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Garland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Garland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,259 (19,423 aged, 3,836 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,495 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,749)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,485)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,095)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (949)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (670)
  • Unspecified dementia (582)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (571)
  • Congestive heart failure (565)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (565)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (458)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.5
  • Other - 31.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 211.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.5
  • Poisoning - 40.7
  • Other - 36.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,477
  • In family households: 73,735 (12,714 male householders, 9,841 female householders)
    17,411 spouses, 24,067 children (22,159 natural, 231 adopted, 1,677 stepchildren), 2,918 grandchildren, 1,951 brothers or sisters, 1,360 parents, 2,129 other relatives, 1,344 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,470 (7,816 male householders (6,781 living alone)), 8,938 female householders (7,310 living alone)), 4,716 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,272

Size of family households: 12,003 2-persons, 4,746 3-persons, 3,454 4-persons, 1,540 5-persons, 582 6-persons, 230 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 14,091 1-person, 2,329 2-persons, 334 3-persons.

10,181 married couples with children.
6,231 single-parent households (1,280 men, 4,951 women).

94.3% of residents of Garland speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $699,263,000 ($7,589 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $43,448,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $373,613,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $167,049,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $778,000
Federal grants: $107,530,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,319,000 ($6,649,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $35,973,000 ($6,893,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $232,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,327,000
Federal Government insurance: $67,903,000

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

Births: 5,565
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,809
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +355
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,481
Here:

+69 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Garland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.59 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 344
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,670
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,582
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,514
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,890
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,350
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,200
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,789
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,894
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,340
Note: State values scaled to Garland population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Garland County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Garland County population
  • 1 room: 130
  • 2 rooms: 159
  • 3 rooms: 939
  • 4 rooms: 3,284
  • 5 rooms: 6,625
  • 6 rooms: 5,334
  • 7 rooms: 4,226
  • 8 rooms: 3,130
  • 9+ rooms: 2,308
  • 1 room: 1,546
  • 2 rooms: 1,061
  • 3 rooms: 1,486
  • 4 rooms: 3,421
  • 5 rooms: 3,314
  • 6 rooms: 1,310
  • 7 rooms: 629
  • 8 rooms: 272
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Garland County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Garland County population
  • no bedroom: 130
  • 1 bedroom: 415
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,559
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,808
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,212
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,011
  • no bedroom: 1,546
  • 1 bedroom: 2,254
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,268
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,708
  • 4 bedrooms: 295
  • 5+ bedrooms: 103
Cars and other vehicles available in Garland County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Garland County population
  • no vehicle: 794
  • 1 vehicle: 6,399
  • 2 vehicles: 13,172
  • 3 vehicles: 4,470
  • 4 vehicles: 806
  • 5+ vehicles: 494
  • no vehicle: 2,956
  • 1 vehicle: 6,335
  • 2 vehicles: 2,436
  • 3 vehicles: 757
  • 4 vehicles: 156
  • 5+ vehicles: 534

83% of Garland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Arkansas.

Garland County:

82.9%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 55,699
  • Other state: 37,051
  • Northeast: 1,896
  • Midwest: 13,344
  • South: 14,563
  • West: 7,248

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Garland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.5%)
  • Utility gas (33.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (68.0%)
  • Utility gas (28.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 493
Here:

5.7%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 437
Here:

9.4%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 241
Here:

7.1%
Arkansas:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Garland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $176,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $5,324,000
    Police Protection: $3,334,000
    Regular Highways: $2,878,000
    Financial Administration: $2,403,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,386,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,875,000
    Libraries: $1,492,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $919,000
    Central Staff Services: $735,000
    General Public Buildings: $699,000
    General - Other: $694,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $460,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $381,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $880,000
    Regular Highways: $238,000
    Police Protection: $155,000
    General - Other: $39,000
    Financial Administration: $28,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,988,000

Garland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,327,000
    All Other: $2,780,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $747,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $229,000
    Public Welfare: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,489,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,143,000
    Sale of Property: $26,000
    Rents: $21,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,499,000
    Highways: $2,351,000
    Public Welfare: $63,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,301,000
    Property: $3,903,000
    Other License: $133,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $83,000

Garland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,190,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,690,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,445,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,000

Garland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,880,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,690,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,878
  • Number of aged recipients: 237
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,641
  • Number of recipients under 18: 577
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,830
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 471
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,148
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,275
Garland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Garland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 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 ORIGINATED294$126,054577$162,2151,668$162,200163$85,7309$965,222475$168,54597$43,299
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$118,52941$117,902110$166,20920$58,9000$031$188,67722$49,682
APPLICATIONS DENIED110$108,927153$118,895716$153,56691$37,5932$461,000136$141,66274$53,595
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$127,00075$141,107449$154,53714$70,2141$229,00067$143,74615$65,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$103,42919$147,89577$163,5711$50,0000$016$136,4385$67,200
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$175,77848$174,54211$148,909
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$167,52423$218,00010$179,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$177,50017$201,0594$177,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$88,5003$219,0005$140,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$99,3331$52,0003$77,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Garland County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John87274.9 years
William86075.2 years
James84574.2 years
Mary70078.5 years
Robert57273.0 years
Charles49174.0 years
George43576.7 years
Helen27279.5 years
Dorothy27077.0 years
Joseph26577.4 years
Most common last names in Garland County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith45476.2 years
Johnson30076.3 years
Jones22475.9 years
Brown22277.0 years
Williams22274.9 years
Davis20875.5 years
Wilson17874.0 years
Miller16877.8 years
Jackson14476.4 years
Anderson13975.5 years
Businesses in Garland County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Aeropostale1Maurices1
Alco Stores1McDonald's6
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance2
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's2Nissan1
AutoZone2Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Baymont Inn1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1On The Border1
Best Western1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King3Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Chico's1Penske2
Clarion1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes2
Cricket Wireless2Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry4Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In7
FedEx11Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill1Starbucks1
H&R Block3Subway13
Hilton2Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn3T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
IHOP1U-Haul9
JCPenney1UPS20
Jones New York4Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless2
KFC3Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Waffle House2
Knights Inn1Walgreens5
Kroger3Walmart3
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2Wet Seal1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"