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Searcy County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Searcy County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 13, 1838
Seat Marshall
Largest City Marshall
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

669 sq mi (1,733 km²)
666 sq mi (1,725 km²)
2.4 sq mi (6 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

7,869
12/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Searcy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,195. The county seat is Marshall. The county was formed December 13, 1838, from a portion of Marion County and named for Richard Searcy, the first clerk and judge in the Arkansas Territory. The city of Searcy, Arkansas, some seventy miles away, shares the name despite having never been part of Searcy County. The county is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

History

During the American Civil War, Searcy County, Arkansas had strong, pro-Union leanings, forming an organization, known as the "Arkansas Peace Society".[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 669 square miles (1,730 km2), of which 666 square miles (1,720 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65
  • Arkansas 14.svg Arkansas Highway 14
  • Arkansas 16.svg Arkansas Highway 16
  • Arkansas 27.svg Arkansas Highway 27
  • Arkansas 66.svg Arkansas Highway 66
  • Arkansas 74.svg Arkansas Highway 74
  • Arkansas 235.svg Arkansas Highway 235
  • Arkansas 333.svg Arkansas Highway 333
  • Arkansas 374.svg Arkansas Highway 374
  • Arkansas 377.svg Arkansas Highway 377

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Buffalo National River (part)
  • Ozark National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 936
1850 1,979 111.4%
1860 5,271 166.3%
1870 5,614 6.5%
1880 7,278 29.6%
1890 9,664 32.8%
1900 11,988 24.0%
1910 14,825 23.7%
1920 14,590 −1.6%
1930 11,056 −24.2%
1940 11,942 8.0%
1950 10,424 −12.7%
1960 8,124 −22.1%
1970 7,731 −4.8%
1980 8,847 14.4%
1990 7,841 −11.4%
2000 8,261 5.4%
2010 8,195 −0.8%
Est. 2015 7,869 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Searcy County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Searcy County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 8,261 people, 3,523 households, and 2,466 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,292 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). 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.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Townships

Searcy County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Searcy County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Searcy County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.

Township FIPS code ANSI code
(GNIS ID)
Population
center(s)
Pop.
(2010)
Pop.
density
(/mi²)
Pop.
density
(/km²)
Land area
(mi²)
Land area
(km²)
Water area
(mi²)
Water area
(km²)
Geographic coordinates
Bear Creek No. 4 05-90177 02406938 Marshall 989 21.20 8.18 46.655 120.8 0.174 0.4507 35°58′16″N 92°37′26″W / 35.971174°N 92.623964°W / 35.971174; -92.623964
Bear Creek No. 5 05-90178 02406939 Marshall 728 492.22 190.08 1.479 3.831 0.002 0.005180 35°54′35″N 92°38′47″W / 35.909629°N 92.646337°W / 35.909629; -92.646337
Bear Creek No. 6 05-90179 02406940 Marshall 913 36.64 14.15 24.917 64.53 0.096 0.2486 35°54′16″N 92°36′32″W / 35.904425°N 92.608797°W / 35.904425; -92.608797
Calf Creek 05-90708 00066892 326 4.01 1.55 81.202 210.3 0.514 1.331 35°54′12″N 92°50′49″W / 35.903196°N 92.846919°W / 35.903196; -92.846919
Long Creek 05-92274 00069086 474 10.72 4.14 44.219 114.5 0.060 0.1554 35°55′23″N 92°29′16″W / 35.923104°N 92.487694°W / 35.923104; -92.487694
Mount Pleasant 05-90981 00066895 465 4.28 1.65 108.750 281.7 0.248 0.6423 35°47′22″N 92°50′34″W / 35.789412°N 92.842860°W / 35.789412; -92.842860
Oxley 05-92801 02407397 364 11.37 4.39 32.018 82.93 0.027 0.06993 35°52′02″N 92°27′47″W / 35.867295°N 92.463161°W / 35.867295; -92.463161
Prairie 05-93012 00069090 Pindall 550 13.82 5.34 39.793 103.1 0.018 0.04662 36°03′55″N 92°53′29″W / 36.065325°N 92.891250°W / 36.065325; -92.891250
Red River 05-93087 00069091 321 9.69 3.78 33.144 85.84 0.064 0.1658 35°48′55″N 92°41′14″W / 35.815267°N 92.687262°W / 35.815267; -92.687262
Rock Creek 05-93213 00069093 547 10.48 3.99 52.915 137.0 0.097 0.2512 36°01′19″N 92°29′48″W / 36.021866°N 92.496667°W / 36.021866; -92.496667
St. Joe 05-93279 00069094 St. Joe 390 13.07 5.05 29.838 77.28 0.239 0.6190 35°59′13″N 92°51′15″W / 35.986869°N 92.854089°W / 35.986869; -92.854089
Shady Grove 05-93351 00069095 189 4.41 2.87 42.834 110.9 0.971 2.515 35°44′37″N 92°39′19″W / 35.743664°N 92.655141°W / 35.743664; -92.655141
Spring 05-93456 00069096 Marshall 588 12.59 4.86 46.715 121.0 0.227 0.5879 35°54′17″N 92°42′38″W / 35.904585°N 92.710556°W / 35.904585; -92.710556
Tomahawk 05-93618 00069098 Gilbert, St. Joe 574 10.68 4.12 53.762 139.2 0.421 1.090 36°02′13″N 92°42′57″W / 36.036902°N 92.715763°W / 36.036902; -92.715763
Wileys Cove 05-94062 00069099 Leslie 777 17.18 6.63 45.225 117.1 0.210 0.5439 35°51′20″N 92°31′11″W / 35.855434°N 92.519860°W / 35.855434; -92.519860
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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