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Sharp County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 16,906 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 17,119 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,099
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,683
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,777
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,578 (it was 1,434 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 604 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (40.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 25%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 75%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sharp County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 8,355  (49.4%)
Females: 8,551  (50.6%)
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Sharp County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sharp County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $31,153 ($25,152 in 1999)

This county:

$31,153
Arkansas:

$41,995

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $313, upper quartile is $514)
This county:

$427
State:

$521


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $81,045 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Sharp:

$81,045
Arkansas:

$120,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,937 - $133,475
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $730
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $293

Institutionalized population: 170

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 85
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 13

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 53
  • Thefts: 48
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $36,700
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $99,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $489 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $461 (0.6%)

Sharp County household income distribution in 2009 Sharp County home values distribution Sharp County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.6%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.8% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.4%
Sharp County:

23.4%
Arkansas:

19.1%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.8% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 56 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sharp County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cherokee Village, Cave City, Highland, Ash Flat, Hardy, Evening Shade, Sidney, Williford.

Sharp 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: Calloway County, Kentucky , Mercer County, West Virginia , San Bernardino County, California , Madison County, Tennessee , Portsmouth city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 391
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 133 (66% naturalized citizens)

Sharp County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 40
Note: State values scaled to Sharp County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.6%

Sharp County marital status for males Sharp County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,250
  • One, attached: 245
  • Two: 54
  • 3 or 4: 162
  • 5 to 9: 39
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • 20 or more: 69
  • Mobile homes: 1,363
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 132

Housing units in Sharp County with a mortgage: 1,910 (77 second mortgage, 80 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,736

Here:

52.4% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sharp County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,33959
Mainline Protestant1,38414
Catholic4711
Other3864
None5,684-
Sharp 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: 4
Sharp County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Sharp County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

13.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sharp County:

10.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Sharp County:

26.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Sharp County:

Average size of farms: 262 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $58,454
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $27.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,704
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,014
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.92
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sharp 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 76.0 miles away from Sharp 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 96.8 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 128.2 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 78.5 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 81.0 miles away from Sharp 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 97.5 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, 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 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, 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 Tropical Storm Ike, Incident Period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1804: October 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1804, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1744: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1744, 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
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sharp County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • South Africa (5%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Sharp County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,487 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 933 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 134 (2%)
  • Other means: 49 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 245 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 193 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other group homes

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

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,063.

8.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.77% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($14,087 average AGI)
3.66% relocated from other states ($13,143 average AGI)
Sharp County:

3.66%
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 Independence County, AR  1.50% ($23,671 average AGI)
from Izard County, AR  0.53% ($27,966)
from Craighead County, AR  0.51% ($21,500)
from Fulton County, AR  0.49% ($21,074)
from Lawrence County, AR  0.22% ($15,167)


7.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.73% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($15,208 average AGI)
3.15% relocated to other states ($7,759 average AGI)
Sharp County:

3.15%
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 Independence County, AR  1.47% ($23,925 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.66% ($25,611)
to Fulton County, AR  0.50% ($22,148)
to Izard County, AR  0.31% ($34,000)
to Baxter County, AR  0.22% ($32,417)
to Lawrence County, AR  0.20% ($20,727)
to White County, AR  0.18% ($22,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Sharp County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Sharp County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sharp County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sharp County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sharp County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,370 (4,125 aged, 1,245 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 348 (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 Sharp County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (525)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (310)
  • Congestive heart failure (190)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (186)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (180)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (149)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (129)
  • Unspecified dementia (104)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (87)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 180.2. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,075
  • In family households: 14,342 (3,755 male householders, 1,237 female householders)
    3,960 spouses, 4,204 children (3,669 natural, 169 adopted, 366 stepchildren), 474 grandchildren, 95 brothers or sisters, 106 parents, 122 other relatives, 294 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,733 (1,114 male householders (931 living alone)), 1,254 female householders (1,148 living alone)), 365 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 189 (170 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,778 2-persons, 965 3-persons, 709 4-persons, 336 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,079 1-person, 241 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

2,631 married couples with children.
767 single-parent households (202 men, 565 women).

97.7% of residents of Sharp County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $129,653,000 ($7,413 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,166,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,916,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,348,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $422,000
Federal grants: $22,668,000
Federal procurement contracts: $913,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,385,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,330,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,933,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,515,000

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

Births: 860
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,322
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +769
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sharp County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.54 millions of gallons per day (51% from ground, 49% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 89
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,491
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,442
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,417
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,220
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,121
  • 1950 to 1959: 426
  • 1940 to 1949: 186
  • 1939 or earlier: 348
Note: State values scaled to Sharp population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sharp County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sharp County population
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 217
  • 4 rooms: 1,160
  • 5 rooms: 2,077
  • 6 rooms: 1,163
  • 7 rooms: 550
  • 8 rooms: 321
  • 9+ rooms: 191
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 184
  • 4 rooms: 413
  • 5 rooms: 532
  • 6 rooms: 181
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sharp County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sharp County population
  • no bedroom: 56
  • 1 bedroom: 226
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,194
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,821
  • 4 bedrooms: 394
  • 5+ bedrooms: 86
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 226
  • 2 bedrooms: 692
  • 3 bedrooms: 477
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Sharp County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sharp County population
  • no vehicle: 212
  • 1 vehicle: 1,874
  • 2 vehicles: 2,660
  • 3 vehicles: 836
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 199
  • 1 vehicle: 738
  • 2 vehicles: 426
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

57% of Sharp County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Arkansas.

Sharp County:

56.7%
State average:

54.0%

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

  • This state: 9,473
  • Northeast: 398
  • Midwest: 4,055
  • South: 2,086
  • West: 920

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sharp County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46.9%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Wood (15.4%)
  • Utility gas (7.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.5%)
  • Electricity (36.3%)
  • Utility gas (13.5%)
  • Wood (7.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 92
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

5.6%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

15.6%
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)

Sharp County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,100,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Financial Administration: $431,000
    Central Staff Services: $279,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    General Public Buildings: $65,000
    Fire Protection: $41,000
    Health Services - Other: $14,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $406,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,258,000

Sharp County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $140,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $408,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $533,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $711,000
    General Support: $199,000
    All Other: $37,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,042,000
    Property: $356,000

Sharp County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,420,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 819
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 729
  • Number of recipients under 18: 119
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 535
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 165
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 377
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 387
Sharp County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Sharp County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Sharp County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12877.0 years
John12374.6 years
James11774.3 years
Mary8376.5 years
Charles7172.7 years
Robert6973.4 years
George6174.2 years
Ruth3477.9 years
Thomas3374.1 years
Donald3064.6 years
Most common last names in Sharp County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7678.2 years
Johnson5377.7 years
Jones3574.8 years
Miller3373.6 years
Jackson3177.4 years
James3078.0 years
Hall2974.1 years
Brown2878.4 years
Davis2776.3 years
Wilson2676.1 years
Businesses in Sharp County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In2
Best Western1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway3
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
McDonald's2

Sharp County on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"