Searcy, Arkansas Population 2024

23,193

Searcy is a city located in White County Arkansas. Searcy has a 2024 population of 23,193. It is also the county seat of White County.Searcy is currently growing at a rate of 0.4% annually and its population has increased by 1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,958 in 2020.

The average household income in Searcy is $67,085 with a poverty rate of 22.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Searcy is 30.3 years, 27 years for males, and 32.6 years for females.

Searcy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Searcy was:

  • White: 80.81%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Two or more races: 4.44%
  • Asian: 1.91%
  • Other race: 1.46%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
18.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,266.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.02% (235)
The current population of Searcy, Arkansas is 23,193 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,958.

Searcy, Arkansas Population 2024

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Searcy Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,55580.81%
Black or African American2,54911.1%
Two or more races1,0204.44%
Asian4381.91%
Other race3361.46%
Native American630.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Searcy Population by Race

Searcy Population Pyramid 2024

Searcy Median Age

30.3

Total

27

Male

32.6

Female

Searcy Adults

There are 17,936 adults, (3,648 of whom are seniors) in Searcy.

Searcy Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Searcy Sex Ratio

Female12,06952.56%
Male10,89247.44%

Searcy Population by Age

Searcy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,3502.3850.649.4
Non Family3,5551.336.663.4
Married3,2053.2471.328.7
Female1,2342.9435.364.7
Male3563.5155.944.1
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Searcy Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Searcy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Searcy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.55%.

Searcy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,039

Average Earnings

$47,200

Average Male

$30,862

Average Female

Searcy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Searcy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Searcy Language

93.15% of Searcy residents speak only English, while 6.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.59% of the population.

Searcy Language

Searcy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,3042,74817.96%
Black2,32869930.03%
Hispanic1,15159051.26%
Multiple94141944.53%
Asian43222552.08%
Other32112137.69%
Native631015.87%
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22.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.37%

Male Poverty Rate

25.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Searcy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Searcy is Asian, with 52.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Searcy is Native, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.02%.

Searcy Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.42%
Less Than 9th Grade23.9%
Some College15.23%
Bachelors or Greater8.45%
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Searcy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.46%
Female Employed20.91%
Female Unemployed16.21%
Male Employed8.57%
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Searcy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Searcy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Searcy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Searcy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Searcy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Searcy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Searcy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,118

Number of Veterans

1,020

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

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Searcy Veterans by War

count

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Searcy Veterans by Age

count

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Searcy Veterans by Race

Searcy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Searcy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Searcy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Searcy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Searcy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.14%

Born in Searcy

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

2.22%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Searcy residents were born in the United States, with 56.14% having been born in Arkansas. 2.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Searcy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,653920.39%
202823,561920.39%
202723,469920.39%
202623,377920.4%
202523,285920.4%
202423,193920.4%
202323,101920.4%
202223,009920.4%
202122,917-41-0.18%
202022,958-522-2.22%
201923,480-60-0.25%
201823,540-258-1.08%
201723,798-101-0.42%
201623,899-78-0.33%
201523,9771860.78%
201423,7911510.64%
201323,640730.31%
201223,5673811.64%
201123,1862411.05%
201022,9454,01721.22%
200018,9283,74824.69%
199015,1801,56811.52%
198013,6124,57250.58%
19709,0401,76824.31%
19607,2721,24820.72%
19506,0242,35464.14%
19403,6702838.36%
19303,38755119.43%
19202,836
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Searcy Population by Year