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White County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2014: 78,592 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 67,165 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,815
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,256
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,346
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,271 (it was 6,802 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 1034 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in White County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in White County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 38,545  (49.0%)
Females: 40,047  (51.0%)
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White County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
White County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,643 ($32,203 in 1999)

This county:

$43643
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $392, upper quartile is $572)
This county:

$452
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,600 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
White:

$103,600
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,600 - $167,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $873
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 422

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 360
  • Thefts: 411
  • Auto thefts: 125

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 53
  • Burglaries: 351
  • Thefts: 499
  • Auto thefts: 118
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 157 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2008: 156 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2009: 117 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2012: 133 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2013: 110 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2014: 97 buildings, average cost: $126,200

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 2013: $543 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $515 (0.6%)

White County household income distribution in 2009 White County home values distribution White County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 38.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.4% for American Indian residents, 43.5% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
White County:

16.4%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.4% for American Indian residents, 49.0% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in White County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $471 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Searcy, Beebe, Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, Bradford, McRae, Pangburn, Rose Bud, Higginson.

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

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Neighboring counties: Sandoval County, New Mexico , Faulkner County , Hyde County, North Carolina , Lincoln County, North Carolina , Macon County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,349
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: 15.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 983 (31% naturalized citizens)

White County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 452
  • 1990 to 1994: 152
  • 1985 to 1989: 159
  • 1980 to 1984: 41
  • 1975 to 1979: 34
  • 1970 to 1974: 30
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 88

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.0%

White County marital status for males White County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,881
  • One, attached: 356
  • Two: 586
  • 3 or 4: 901
  • 5 to 9: 430
  • 10 to 19: 698
  • 20 or more: 570
  • Mobile homes: 6,080
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 111

Housing units in White County with a mortgage: 6,640 (717 second mortgage, 308 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,529

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for White County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,009166
Mainline Protestant3,83830
Other7944
Catholic7492
Black Protestant6474
None32,039-
White 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: 14
White County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
White County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
White County:

9.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
White County:

28.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in White County:

Average size of farms: 216 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,446
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $152.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,103
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,140
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.06%
Corn for grain: 3981 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17287 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 47121 harvested acres
Vegetables: 243 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 313 acres

Earthquake activity:

White County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% 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 83.5 miles away from White 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 26.4 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 27.5 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 140.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from White 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 180.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ArkansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 2, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1872): February 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ArkansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 2, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1472): June 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 3, 2002 to December 4, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1450): January 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1450, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • ArkansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 15, 2001 to January 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1400): January 24, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1400, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1363): March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • ArkansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in White County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Hong Kong (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

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

  • United States or American (32%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

White County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,513 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 4,150 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 62 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 56 (0%)
  • Walked: 785 (3%)
  • Other means: 257 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 806 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,518 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 615 people in nursing homes
  • 146 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 81 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 71 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in other group homes

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

  • 2,713 people in college/university student housing
  • 387 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,726.

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.34% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($19,880 average AGI)
2.67% relocated from other states ($12,932 average AGI)
White County:

2.67%
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 Lonoke County, AR  0.71% ($31,823 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.62% ($37,896)
from Cleburne County, AR  0.47% ($28,621)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.46% ($28,177)
from Independence County, AR  0.19% ($31,891)
from Jackson County, AR  0.19% ($28,565)
from Woodruff County, AR  0.17% ($23,048)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.09% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($18,158 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($14,976 average AGI)
White County:

2.72%
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 Lonoke County, AR  0.80% ($32,244 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.73% ($35,846)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.46% ($29,026)
to Cleburne County, AR  0.32% ($33,886)
to Independence County, AR  0.25% ($27,190)
to Craighead County, AR  0.14% ($20,618)
to Woodruff County, AR  0.14% ($26,235)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in White County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in White County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in White County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in White County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in White County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,811 (9,970 aged, 2,841 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,007 (11%)

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

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

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

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1111)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (975)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (925)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (650)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (563)
  • Congestive heart failure (410)
  • Unspecified dementia (366)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (303)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (250)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (225)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 98.3
  • Other - 26.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 73,824
  • In family households: 63,296 (15,255 male householders, 5,457 female householders)
    16,066 spouses, 20,903 children (18,549 natural, 637 adopted, 1,717 stepchildren), 1,815 grandchildren, 494 brothers or sisters, 512 parents, 757 other relatives, 1,569 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,528 (4,144 male householders (3,269 living alone)), 4,486 female householders (3,969 living alone)), 1,898 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,252 (422 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,446 2-persons, 4,730 3-persons, 3,879 4-persons, 1,739 5-persons, 615 6-persons, 303 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,238 1-person, 1,057 2-persons, 207 3-persons, 97 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

11,592 married couples with children.
3,222 single-parent households (789 men, 2,433 women).

96.5% of residents of White County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $361,945,000 ($5122 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,431,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $187,722,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $83,155,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,209,000
Federal grants: $64,925,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,581,000 ($748,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,353,000 ($2,375,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,989,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,432,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,544,000

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

Births: 4,735
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,789
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +366
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,948
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in White County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.15 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 903
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,843
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,004
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,980
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,724
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,584
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,123
  • 1940 to 1949: 618
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,041
Rooms in houses/apartments in White County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 64
  • 2 rooms: 166
  • 3 rooms: 604
  • 4 rooms: 2,395
  • 5 rooms: 5,991
  • 6 rooms: 4,897
  • 7 rooms: 2,306
  • 8 rooms: 1,005
  • 9+ rooms: 918
  • 1 room: 73
  • 2 rooms: 458
  • 3 rooms: 1,129
  • 4 rooms: 2,472
  • 5 rooms: 1,476
  • 6 rooms: 803
  • 7 rooms: 262
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9+ rooms: 52
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in White County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 585
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,013
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,528
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,871
  • 5+ bedrooms: 268
  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 1,376
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,986
  • 4 bedrooms: 162
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in White County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 659
  • 1 vehicle: 4,757
  • 2 vehicles: 8,828
  • 3 vehicles: 3,139
  • 4 vehicles: 745
  • 5+ vehicles: 218
  • no vehicle: 1,036
  • 1 vehicle: 3,265
  • 2 vehicles: 1,984
  • 3 vehicles: 404
  • 4 vehicles: 105
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

51% of White County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Arkansas.

White County:

50.9%
State average:

54.0%

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

  • This state: 44837
  • Northeast: 895
  • Midwest: 6995
  • South: 9498
  • West: 3591

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in White County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.4%)
  • Electricity (36.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.9%)
  • Wood (7.2%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Utility gas (42.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Wood (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 563
Here:

7.4%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 344
Here:

9.7%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,942
Here:

60.9%
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)

White County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,766,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,446,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,909,000
    Police Protection: $2,979,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,437,000
    Financial Administration: $1,003,000
    Central Staff Services: $807,000
    Libraries: $574,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $538,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    General Public Buildings: $98,000
    Health - Other: $68,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $4,400,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,991,000

White County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $705,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $704,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $892,000
    Interest Earnings: $91,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,246,000
    General Local Government Support: $864,000
    All Other: $194,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,629,000
    Property: $2,659,000

White County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,068,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,974,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,000

White County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,075,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,976
  • Number of aged recipients: 218
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,758
  • Number of recipients under 18: 346
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,197
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 433
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 898
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 822
White County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

White County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in White County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James57573.1 years
William50375.0 years
John39276.0 years
Mary35279.3 years
Robert28072.0 years
Charles21872.3 years
George18275.7 years
Thomas16574.4 years
Ruby11679.8 years
Henry11076.8 years
Most common last names in White County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith31074.2 years
Johnson17875.3 years
Davis17674.1 years
Jones17274.9 years
Williams13877.1 years
Brown13074.4 years
Taylor12477.9 years
Baker11874.8 years
Martin10575.8 years
Wilson9574.6 years
Businesses in White County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Baskin-Robbins2Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless1Popeyes1
Curves1Quiznos2
Days Inn2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx9Rue211
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GNC1SAS Shoes1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In5
Goodwill3Sears1
H&R Block2Staples1
Hardee's1Subway7
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell3
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul5
Jones New York4UPS9
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Knights Inn1Waffle House2
Kroger1Walgreens1
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture5

White County on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"