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Sebastian County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 127,793 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 115,071 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,856
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,860
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,788
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,883 (it was 16,512 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 536 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 238 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sebastian County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.9%), Manufacturing (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Sebastian County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.5%)
  • Asian alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 61,949  (48.5%)
Females: 65,844  (51.5%)
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Sebastian County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sebastian County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,053 ($33,889 in 1999)

This county:

$42,053
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $526 (lower quartile is $391, upper quartile is $644)
This county:

$526
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,900 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Sebastian:

$111,900
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,300 - $175,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $184,625
Here:

$184,625
State:

$171,387

Townhouses or other attached units: $183,638
Here:

$183,638
State:

$141,053

In 2-unit structures: $23,066
Here:

$23,066
State:

$78,203

Mobile homes: $202,195
Here:

$202,195
State:

$76,124
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $954
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 1,283

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 50
  • Burglaries: 149
  • Thefts: 159
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 111
  • Thefts: 127
  • Auto thefts: 15
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 436 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2008: 280 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2009: 358 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2010: 327 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2011: 263 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2012: 287 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2013: 187 buildings, average cost: $232,100
  • 2014: 208 buildings, average cost: $204,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $870 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $746 (0.7%)

Sebastian County household income distribution in 2009 Sebastian County home values distribution Sebastian County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.4%
Sebastian County:

17.4%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 50.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 31.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.8 years old
(Males: 35.5 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 29.3 years old, Asian residents: 39.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 22.1 years old)

Area name: Fort Smith, AR-OK HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sebastian County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $474 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Smith, Greenwood, Barling, Lavaca, Mansfield, Hartford, Hackett, Huntington, Central City, Bonanza.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sebastian County: Bott Spur (A), Burr Place (B), Yarbo Place (C), Crowley Ridge Country Club (D), McManus Spur (E), Vanndale Volunteer Fire Department (F), Bay Village Volunteer Fire Department (G), Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sebastian County include: Thomas Church (A), Tilton Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Bay Ferry Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Butler Chapel (G), Clarks Church (H), Egypt Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Akins Cemetery (1), Slocum Cemetery (2), Riley Cemetery (3), Halk Cemetery (4), Mount Maria Cemetery (5), Gatlen Cemetery (6), Wynne Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rainbow Lake (A), Shaver Lake (B), Barnes Lake (C), Grassy Lake (D), Allens Lake (E), Wittsburg Lake (F), Yancopin Lake (G), Anderson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McFaran Branch (A), Malone Branch (B), Magot Slough (C), Little Beaver Slough (D), Lindley Slough (E), Lick Creek (F), Hog Slough (G), Halk Creek (H), Gum Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sebastian County include: Village Creek State Park (1), Parkin Mound Archeological State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cross County , Clay County, North Carolina , Loudon County, Tennessee , Marshall County, Tennessee , Woodruff County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,352
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,115 (40.0% naturalized citizens)

Sebastian County:

9.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,313
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,084
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,615
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,994
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,077
  • Before 1970: 392
Note: State values scaled to Sebastian County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.8%

Sebastian County marital status for males Sebastian County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 38,903
  • One, attached: 1,835
  • Two: 3,150
  • 3 or 4: 2,765
  • 5 to 9: 2,491
  • 10 to 19: 2,859
  • 20 to 49: 956
  • 50 or more: 1,426
  • Mobile homes: 2,167

Housing units in Sebastian County with a mortgage: 16,745 (446 second mortgage, 1,299 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,059

Here:

55.2% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sebastian County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,844157
Mainline Protestant12,42334
Catholic12,2516
Other3,24113
Black Protestant5554
Orthodox601
None39,370-
Sebastian 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: 20
Sebastian County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Sebastian County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 104
This county:

8.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sebastian County:

10.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Sebastian County:

27.8%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.1%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Sebastian County:

Average size of farms: 150 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $61,598
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,357
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,136
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.68%
Corn for grain: 760 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 635 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3007 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 87 acres

Tornado activity:

Sebastian County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 1590527.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sebastian County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% 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 121.4 miles away from Sebastian 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 122.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.9 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 228.0 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 268.4 miles away from Sebastian 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 298.3 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: 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 05, 2013 to December 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4160: January 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4160, 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 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 Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 21, 1996 to April 22, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1111: April 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1111, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sebastian County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 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 (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Vietnam (14%)
  • El Salvador (13%)
  • Laos (8%)
  • Syria (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

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

  • American (16%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Sebastian County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,467 (86.7%)
  • Carpooled: 5,978 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 206 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 924 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,089 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,076 (1.5%)

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


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

  • 712 people in nursing homes
  • 303 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 289 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 260 people in state prisons
  • 183 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 96 people in religious group quarters
  • 90 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 90 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 54 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 26 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in other types of correctional institutions

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

  • 750 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 450 people in college/university student housing
  • 417 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 214 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 160 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 74 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,751.

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($156 average AGI)
Sebastian County:

0.03%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

3.50% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($16,620 average AGI)
3.48% relocated from other states ($17,833 average AGI)
Sebastian County:

3.48%
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 Crawford County, AR  1.56% ($28,622 average AGI)
from Le Flore County, OK  0.58% ($25,715)
from Sequoyah County, OK  0.36% ($25,758)
from Washington County, AR  0.29% ($66,935)
from Logan County, AR  0.24% ($30,208)
from Franklin County, AR  0.23% ($26,541)
from Scott County, AR  0.18% ($25,195)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($254 average AGI)
Sebastian County:

0.04%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

3.34% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($15,254 average AGI)
3.45% relocated to other states ($18,109 average AGI)
Sebastian County:

3.45%
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 Crawford County, AR  1.41% ($28,980 average AGI)
to Le Flore County, OK  0.49% ($27,564)
to Washington County, AR  0.40% ($27,803)
to Sequoyah County, OK  0.38% ($29,404)
to Benton County, AR  0.22% ($39,394)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.20% ($42,560)
to Franklin County, AR  0.16% ($39,406)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Sebastian County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Sebastian County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sebastian County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sebastian County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sebastian County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,810 (14,758 aged, 5,052 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,324 (13%)

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 Sebastian County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,705)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,395)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,078)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (848)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (846)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (648)
  • Unspecified dementia (586)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (505)
  • Congestive heart failure (495)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (440)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.1
  • Other - 30.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 86.4
  • Suffocation - 34.1
  • Other - 28.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 127,793
  • In family households: 103,312 (16,828 male householders, 15,581 female householders)
    22,975 spouses, 37,754 children (32,762 natural, 605 adopted, 4,387 stepchildren), 2,341 grandchildren, 2,327 brothers or sisters, 1,164 parents, 2,321 other relatives, 2,021 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,563 (9,429 male householders (7,376 living alone)), 9,217 female householders (7,814 living alone)), 3,917 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,918

Size of family households: 15,524 2-persons, 8,025 3-persons, 4,749 4-persons, 2,401 5-persons, 1,156 6-persons, 554 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,190 1-person, 3,192 2-persons, 200 3-persons, 64 4-persons.

19,487 married couples with children.
7,827 single-parent households (1,768 men, 6,059 women).

84.7% of residents of Sebastian speak English at home.
10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $597,239,000 ($5,071 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $58,664,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $295,126,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $131,793,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $882,000
Federal grants: $82,048,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,262,000 ($11,813,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,127,000 ($26,178,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,740,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $69,430,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,623,000

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

Births: 9,559
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,822
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,271
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,199
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sebastian County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 29.90 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 955
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,719
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,920
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,219
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,038
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,672
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,333
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,834
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,186
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,676
Note: State values scaled to Sebastian population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sebastian County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sebastian County population
  • 1 room: 247
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 376
  • 4 rooms: 1,761
  • 5 rooms: 6,647
  • 6 rooms: 8,143
  • 7 rooms: 5,602
  • 8 rooms: 3,515
  • 9+ rooms: 3,513
  • 1 room: 1,867
  • 2 rooms: 391
  • 3 rooms: 4,342
  • 4 rooms: 5,620
  • 5 rooms: 4,427
  • 6 rooms: 3,136
  • 7 rooms: 661
  • 8 rooms: 541
  • 9+ rooms: 266
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sebastian County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sebastian County population
  • no bedroom: 247
  • 1 bedroom: 823
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,786
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,096
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,594
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,258
  • no bedroom: 1,902
  • 1 bedroom: 4,163
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,186
  • 4 bedrooms: 712
  • 5+ bedrooms: 208
Cars and other vehicles available in Sebastian County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sebastian County population
  • no vehicle: 744
  • 1 vehicle: 7,519
  • 2 vehicles: 12,415
  • 3 vehicles: 6,123
  • 4 vehicles: 1,283
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,720
  • no vehicle: 3,167
  • 1 vehicle: 10,466
  • 2 vehicles: 6,310
  • 3 vehicles: 1,121
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 78

83% of Sebastian County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Arkansas.

Sebastian County:

83.2%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 70,157
  • Other state: 44,534
  • Northeast: 3,512
  • Midwest: 8,624
  • South: 20,863
  • West: 11,535

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sebastian County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.5%)
  • Electricity (36.2%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Electricity (69.3%)
  • Utility gas (30.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,794
Here:

20.3%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 224
Here:

3.0%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 656
Here:

9.0%
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)

Sebastian County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $913,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,502,000
    Regular Highways: $4,454,000
    Financial Administration: $3,292,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,820,000
    General - Other: $1,999,000
    Police Protection: $1,473,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,235,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,107,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,070,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,034,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $368,000
    Libraries: $252,000
    Corrections - Other: $146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $113,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,532,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $22,932,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $534,000
    Regular Highways: $460,000
    Correctional Institutions: $232,000
    Financial Administration: $157,000
    Central Staff Services: $146,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
    Libraries: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,458,000

Sebastian County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,899,000
    Parks and Recreation: $855,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,221,000
    Highways: $167,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,569,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,116,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,748,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,711,000
    Royalties: $91,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,185,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,970,000
    All Other: $38,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,961,000
    Property: $10,750,000

Sebastian County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $61,725,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $61,390,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,420,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $580,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $335,000

Sebastian County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,064,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,848,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,390,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,510
  • Number of aged recipients: 261
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,249
  • Number of recipients under 18: 653
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,348
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 509
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,357
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,583
Sebastian County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sebastian 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 25 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 ORIGINATED754$112,013592$114,1671,812$126,236352$33,31819$755,368360$86,80875$27,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$104,50042$131,47669$139,42033$26,6670$09$65,66714$50,071
APPLICATIONS DENIED92$98,435110$66,100548$118,593161$21,0622$700,00048$69,89648$43,042
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN64$95,21949$80,122347$121,15946$38,8042$305,00026$65,2698$60,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$89,63212$78,16765$134,0775$28,6000$04$55,2501$54,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED74$172,04174$153,8780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$178,76924$151,5002$60,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$216,4009$241,5560$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$94,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$109,0001$170,0001$37,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Sebastian County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James81172.1 years
John80375.1 years
William78874.5 years
Mary73878.9 years
Robert49271.4 years
Charles43072.0 years
George35074.5 years
Ruth24379.5 years
Helen22978.3 years
Thomas22273.3 years
Most common last names in Sebastian County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith40376.0 years
Jones28174.3 years
Brown27375.2 years
Johnson27275.6 years
Williams26775.4 years
Moore20376.7 years
Davis17674.2 years
Martin16975.4 years
Wilson16273.4 years
Taylor12474.5 years
Businesses in Sebastian County, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AT&T7Lowe's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Marriott2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware3Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2Mazda1
Aeropostale1McDonald's8
AmericInn1Motel 61
American Eagle Outfitters1Motherhood Maternity1
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's3Nike3
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone2Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Baymont Inn1Olive Garden1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless3
Chevrolet1Penske2
Chick-Fil-A1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut3
Church's Chicken1Plato's Closet1
Cinnabon 1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless6Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rue211
Deb1SAS Shoes2
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In9
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears3
Dressbarn1Sephora1
FedEx20Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks2
GameStop2Subway7
Goodwill3Super 81
H&R Block4T-Mobile3
Hardee's4T.G.I. Driday's1
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell6
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn3Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul10
Jones New York4UPS27
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC4Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Village Inn1
La Quinta1Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy2Waffle House2
Lane Bryant1Walgreens4
Lane Furniture2Walmart5
LensCrafters1Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza1

Sebastian County on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"