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Independence County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 37,276 (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: 49 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: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.7%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Independence County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 18,143  (48.7%)
Females: 19,133  (51.3%)
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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 2016: $39,366 ($31,920 in 1999)

This county:

$39,366
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $518)
This county:

$420
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,390 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Independence:

$107,390
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,878 - $176,193
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

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
Independence County, AR map from a distance

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 permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $762 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $600 (0.7%)

Independence County household income distribution in 2013 Independence County home values distribution in 2013 Independence County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
Independence County:

17.6%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.5% for American Indian residents, 1.7% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.5 years old
(Males: 37.8 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 33.8 years old, American Indian residents: 15.9 years old, Asian residents: 36.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.3 years old, Other race residents: 24.9 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: 85.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,187 (52.6% naturalized citizens)

Independence County:

3.2%
Whole state:

4.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 3132010 or later
  • 3742000 to 2009
  • 2701990 to 1999
  • 661980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 42Before 1970

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: 12,152
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 435
  • 3 or 4: 261
  • 5 to 9: 214
  • 10 to 19: 139
  • 20 to 49: 128
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 2,843
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 32

Housing units in Independence County with a mortgage: 5,343 (161 second mortgage, 230 home equity loan, 55 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,750

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Independence County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2014 to April 28, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4174: April 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4124: June 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4124, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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, 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 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, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: April 19, 2004 to May 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1516: May 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1516, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Independence County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 15, Tornadoes: 12, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • Guatemala (23%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Australia (5%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Independence County


  • American (29%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Independence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,038 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,294 (13.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 193 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 348 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 448 (2.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
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%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> 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%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> 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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Independence County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Independence County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Independence County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Independence County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 37,276
  • In family households: 30,602 (5,392 male householders, 4,229 female householders)
    7,266 spouses, 9,942 children (8,805 natural, 203 adopted, 911 stepchildren), 1,591 grandchildren, 206 brothers or sisters, 426 parents, 564 other relatives, 959 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,582 (2,114 male householders (1,725 living alone)), 2,558 female householders (2,355 living alone)), 909 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,080

Size of family households: 4,487 2-persons, 2,160 3-persons, 1,900 4-persons, 655 5-persons, 386 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,081 1-person, 497 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 72 4-persons.

4,898 married couples with children.
2,066 single-parent households (855 men, 1,211 women).

95.4% of residents of Independence speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $209,627,000 ($6,050 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:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Independence County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 2062014 or later
  • 6162010 to 2013
  • 2,5482000 to 2009
  • 2,6001990 to 1999
  • 2,7011980 to 1989
  • 3,5121970 to 1979
  • 1,6341960 to 1969
  • 1,0041950 to 1959
  • 5361940 to 1949
  • 1,0041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Independence County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Independence County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 451 room
  • 802 rooms
  • 923 rooms
  • 1,0164 rooms
  • 2,1935 rooms
  • 2,6486 rooms
  • 1,4487 rooms
  • 1,0558 rooms
  • 1,5419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 1821 room
  • 642 rooms
  • 5883 rooms
  • 1,3584 rooms
  • 9295 rooms
  • 5396 rooms
  • 3947 rooms
  • 498 rooms
  • 739+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Independence County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Independence County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 84no bedroom
  • 1541 bedroom
  • 1,7432 bedrooms
  • 6,0933 bedrooms
  • 1,7134 bedrooms
  • 2855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independence County, Arkansas Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 179no bedroom
  • 6221 bedroom
  • 1,9252 bedrooms
  • 1,2613 bedrooms
  • 1294 bedrooms
  • 825+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 248no vehicle
  • 2,2921 vehicle
  • 4,5312 vehicles
  • 2,1693 vehicles
  • 5564 vehicles
  • 3035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Independence County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Independence County population
  • 567no vehicle
  • 2,2261 vehicle
  • 1,0402 vehicles
  • 2783 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

86.1% of Independence 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, 67% lived in Arkansas.

Independence County:

86.1%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 26,001
  • Other state: 9,947
  • Northeast: 520
  • Midwest: 3,581
  • South: 3,680
  • West: 2,134
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Independence County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.5%Electricity
  • 29.8%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 27.2%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 203
Here:

5.3%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

2.0%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 440
Here:

27.4%
Arkansas:

16.0%

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

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
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Independence County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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