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Overview

Introduction to Searcy, Arkansas

Searcy, Arkansas, in White county, is 44 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 95 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee.

Searcy History

Searcy was originally known as Sulphur Springs. On November 23, 1837, it became the county seat of White County, which was founded on October 23, 1835, and adopted its present name. The city was named after Richard Searcy, a judge of the Superior Court of Arkansas Territory. It was officially incorporated in 1851. The city became a major trading center in the late 1840s.

Searcy and nearby Attractions

  • West Race Baptist Church
  • Prairie County Museum
  • Jacksonport State Park
  • Toltec Mounds
  • Woolly Hollow State Park
  • Old State House

Things To Do In Searcy

While staying in Searcy one can visit the Prairie County Museum, Harding University Stevens Art Center, and Jacksonport State Park. The city also has many houses of worship such as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Trinity Episcopal Church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and College Church of Christ. Searcy hosts several recreational events and festivals each year including the White County Fair.

Searcy Transportation

Flights can be availed from Little Rock AFB Airport.

Searcy Higher Education

Harding University and Foothills Technical Institute are located in the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,819
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+10,021
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,387
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,480
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,550

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,304
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$698
Median House Value$143,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
Irish12.9%
German12.3%
English8.4%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.3%
African0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
South African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Australian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Searcy Almanac

CategoryValue
County White County
Standard Zip Codes72143
P.O. Box Zip Codes72145
Company Zip Codes72149
Phone Area Codes501
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.24
Approximate Longitude-91.73

Searcy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSEARCY
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 76 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDES ARC
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 47 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches
StationCABOT 4 SW
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garner182$57,500
Griffithville102$32,500
Higginson660$50,288
Judsonia2,060$38,750
Kensett1,486$27,500
West Point140$35,938

Searcy Public Libraries

White County Regional Library System
113 EAST PLEASURE AVENUE
Searcy, Arkansas
(501) 279-2870

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Searcy Hospitals

White County Medical Center - South Campus
(Non-profit)
1200 South Main Street
(501) 278-3100
White County Medical Center - North Campus
(Non-profit)
3214 East Race Avenue
(501) 268-6121
Advanced Care Hospital Of White County
(Government - Local)
1200 South Main Street
(501) 278-3155

Searcy Public Schools

Ahlf Junior High School
308 W Vine
ZIP: 72143
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Mcrae Elementary School
609 W Mcrae
ZIP: 72143
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Riverview High School
810 Raider Dr
ZIP: 72143
High
Total Enrollment 432
Riverview Junior High School
820 Raider Dr
ZIP: 72143
Middle
Total Enrollment 204
Searcy High School
301 N Ella
ZIP: 72143
High
Total Enrollment 1175
Sidney Deener Elem. School
163 Cloverdale Blvd
ZIP: 72143
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Southwest Middle School
1103 Woodruff St
ZIP: 72143
Middle
Total Enrollment 897
Westside Elementary School
512 Country Club Rd
ZIP: 72143
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Asu Area Career Center
103 W Park St
ZIP: 72145
High

Searcy Private Schools

Curtis Kindergarten
311 E Park Ave
ZIP: 72143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Harding Academy
1529 E Park Ave
ZIP: 72143
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 686
Liberty Christian School
1202 Benton St
ZIP: 72143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Sunshine School
901 Airport Loop
ZIP: 72143
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
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