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The City of Searcy had a population of 24,417 as of July 1, 2017. Searcy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Searcy is located at latitude 35.2411 and longitude -91.7352 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of Searcy (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 266 feet.

The City of Searcy (GNIS ID: 2405437) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Searcy is located within Township of Gray, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Searcy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Searcy: Frankford.

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Searcy, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,417
Daytime Population: Workers 22,428
Daytime Population: Residents 13,942
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,370
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 21,162
Population in Familes 16,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,255
Population Density2 1,331
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $41,542
Average Household Income $61,438
Per Capita Income $23,576


Total Housing Units 9,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,789 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,254 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 808 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $141,026
Average Home Value $173,340


Total Households 9,043
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 5,750
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.91% 0.52%
Households 0.85% 0.6%
Families 0.92% 0.46%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Searcy, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Searcy to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 96th
Population Density # 28 95th
Diversity Index # 244 55th
Median Household Income # 159 71st
Per Capita Income # 129 76th

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