|Searcy County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1838|
669 sq mi (1,733 km²)
667 sq mi (1,728 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.80%
13/sq mi (5/km²)
Searcy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 8,261. The county seat is Marshall. The county was formed December 13, 1838, from a portion of Madison County and named for Richard Searcy, a judge in the Arkansas Territory. The city of Searcy, some seventy miles outside of the county, shares the name despite having never been part of Searcy County. The county is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
Searcy is among the northwestern Arkansas counties that have been traditionally Republican in political leanings.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Marion County (north)
- Baxter County (northeast)
- Stone County (east)
- Van Buren County (south)
- Pope County (southwest)
- Newton County (west)
- Boone County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,261 people, 3,523 households, and 2,466 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 4,292 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,523 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $21,397, and the median income for a family was $27,580. Males had a median income of $21,768 versus $16,276 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,536. About 17.80% of families and 23.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.00% of those under age 18 and 26.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
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