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Independence County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 36,959 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 34,233 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,921
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,359
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,018
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,111 (it was 3,449 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 764 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Independence County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (30.9%), Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Independence County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 18,112  (49.0%)
Females: 18,847  (51.0%)
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Independence County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Independence County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,096 ($31,920 in 1999)

This county:

$34096
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $477)
This county:

$402
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,723 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$90,723
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,619 - $154,846
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $851
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284

Institutionalized population: 459

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 127
  • Thefts: 912
  • Auto thefts: 97

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 332
  • Thefts: 753
  • Auto thefts: 65
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $176,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $610 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $454 (0.6%)

Independence County household income distribution in 2009 Independence County home values distribution Independence County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.1%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.8% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% for American Indian residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.2%
Independence County:

23.2%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.4% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.8% for American Indian residents, 53.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Independence County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.

Cities in this county include: Batesville, Newark, Cushman, Sulphur Rock, Pleasant Plains, Oil Trough, Magness, Moorefield.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bertie County, North Carolina , Canadian County, Oklahoma , Dewey County, Oklahoma , Logan County, Oklahoma , Loudon County, Tennessee , Washita County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,382
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 420 (24% naturalized citizens)

Independence County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 181
  • 1990 to 1994: 98
  • 1985 to 1989: 20
  • 1980 to 1984: 46
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 40

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

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

Independence County marital status for males Independence County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,806
  • One, attached: 89
  • Two: 311
  • 3 or 4: 131
  • 5 to 9: 166
  • 10 to 19: 102
  • 20 or more: 203
  • Mobile homes: 2,979
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 54

Housing units in Independence County with a mortgage: 3,617 (265 second mortgage, 108 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,670

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Independence County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,22785
Mainline Protestant2,98816
Other3663
Catholic3501
Black Protestant3082
None15,408-
Independence 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: 7
Independence County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Independence County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Independence County:

9.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Independence County:

27.9%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Independence County:

Average size of farms: 258 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,259
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,299
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,562
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.30%
Corn for grain: 6330 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9449 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 32972 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 157 acres

Earthquake activity:

Independence 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 71.3 miles away from Independence 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 113.2 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 53.6 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 150.1 miles away from Independence 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 103.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1516): May 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 2, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1472): June 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 3, 2002 to December 4, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1450): January 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1450, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1400): January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1266): January 23, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Independence County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Vietnam (34%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • India (3%)

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

  • United States or American (36%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Independence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,133 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 2,105 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 336 (2%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 415 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 306 people in nursing homes
  • 119 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 361 people in college/university student housing
  • 347 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 91 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,460.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.81% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($19,966 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($10,525 average AGI)
Independence County:

1.73%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.66% ($23,925 average AGI)
from White County, AR  0.52% ($27,190)
from Jackson County, AR  0.34% ($21,220)
from Craighead County, AR  0.30% ($31,892)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.26% ($32,613)
from Izard County, AR  0.22% ($25,593)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.21% ($24,360)


5.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.83% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($18,999 average AGI)
1.74% relocated to other states ($9,227 average AGI)
Independence County:

1.74%
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 Sharp County, AR  0.67% ($23,671 average AGI)
to White County, AR  0.38% ($31,891)
to Jackson County, AR  0.31% ($27,895)
to Craighead County, AR  0.28% ($23,765)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.27% ($21,818)
to Cleburne County, AR  0.19% ($30,826)
to Izard County, AR  0.16% ($24,550)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Independence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Independence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Independence County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Independence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Independence County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,005 (5,198 aged, 1,807 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 776 (9%)

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 Independence County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (903)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (478)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (350)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (302)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (267)
  • Unspecified dementia (224)
  • Congestive heart failure (207)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (187)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (141)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (130)

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 112.7
  • Other - 37.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,747
  • In family households: 30,469 (7,439 male householders, 2,570 female householders)
    7,734 spouses, 9,647 children (8,503 natural, 271 adopted, 873 stepchildren), 1,035 grandchildren, 294 brothers or sisters, 285 parents, 406 other relatives, 848 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,278 (2,037 male householders (1,628 living alone)), 2,345 female householders (2,104 living alone)), 896 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 900 (459 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,652 2-persons, 2,302 3-persons, 1,794 4-persons, 800 5-persons, 291 6-persons, 170 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,732 1-person, 510 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

5,953 married couples with children.
1,573 single-parent households (424 men, 1,149 women).

97.0% of residents of Independence County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 35% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $209,627,000 ($6050 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,282,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $93,911,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,151,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,655,000
Federal grants: $47,672,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,088,000 ($169,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,150,000 ($215,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,261,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,193,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,364,000

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

Births: 2,370
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,064
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +145
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +104
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Independence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.32 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 328
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,405
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,757
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,562
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,050
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,890
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,008
  • 1940 to 1949: 457
  • 1939 or earlier: 733
Rooms in houses/apartments in Independence County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 1,483
  • 5 rooms: 3,154
  • 6 rooms: 2,498
  • 7 rooms: 1,423
  • 8 rooms: 625
  • 9+ rooms: 536
  • 1 room: 47
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 484
  • 4 rooms: 1,098
  • 5 rooms: 1,007
  • 6 rooms: 432
  • 7 rooms: 143
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Independence County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 274
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,461
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,981
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,161
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 593
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,604
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,071
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 399
  • 1 vehicle: 2,601
  • 2 vehicles: 4,534
  • 3 vehicles: 1,865
  • 4 vehicles: 528
  • 5+ vehicles: 91
  • no vehicle: 593
  • 1 vehicle: 1,636
  • 2 vehicles: 965
  • 3 vehicles: 203
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

58% of Independence County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Arkansas.

Independence County:

58.3%
State average:

54.0%

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

  • This state: 24119
  • Northeast: 493
  • Midwest: 3915
  • South: 3525
  • West: 1594

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Independence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.2%)
  • Electricity (25.9%)
  • Wood (9.6%)
  • Utility gas (43.7%)
  • Electricity (26.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.9%)
  • Wood (3.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 202
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

3.2%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 494
Here:

39.2%
Arkansas:

14.7%

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)

Independence County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $14,656,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $164,000
    Correctional Institutions: $75,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,707,000
    Police Protection: $2,238,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,908,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,335,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $906,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $611,000
    Financial Administration: $608,000
    Parks and Recreation: $475,000
    General - Other: $430,000
    Local Fire Protection: $314,000
    Central Staff Services: $263,000
    Libraries: $195,000
    General Public Buildings: $119,000
    Electric Utilities: $84,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,203,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,853,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $538,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $136,000
    Police Protection: $130,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Libraries: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Electric Utilities: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,540,000

Independence County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,658,000
    All Other: $593,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $934,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,449,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,106,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,022,000
    Rents: $218,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,586,000
    Highways: $1,247,000
    General Local Government Support: $196,000
    Public Welfare: $152,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,703,000
    Property: $3,749,000
    Other License: $1,000

Independence County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $60,342,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $52,342,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,500,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,950,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,450,000

Independence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,293,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,659,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,169,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,215
  • Number of aged recipients: 157
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,058
  • Number of recipients under 18: 186
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 753
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 276
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 568
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 504
Independence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Independence County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23271.3 years
William20875.1 years
John18876.4 years
Mary18078.4 years
Charles12371.4 years
Robert11272.1 years
George9977.9 years
Paul5972.2 years
Ruth5781.6 years
Willie5679.7 years
Most common last names in Independence County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12274.9 years
Martin8474.7 years
Williams6377.1 years
Johnson6175.8 years
Jones6076.4 years
Taylor5975.5 years
Moore5378.2 years
Wilson5076.3 years
Brown5073.1 years
Davis5078.9 years
Businesses in Independence County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
FedEx4SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS7
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1