Searcy, Arkansas Population 2021

23,880
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Searcy is a city located in White County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of White County. With a 2020 population of 23,880, it is the 21st largest city in Arkansas and the 1614th largest city in the United States . Searcy is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 4.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,858 in 2010. Searcy reached it's highest population of 23,971 in 2015. Spanning over 18 miles, Searcy has a population density of 1,304 people per square mile.

The average household income in Searcy is $56,806 with a poverty rate of 19.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $145,000. The median age in Searcy is 28.5 years, 26.3 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Searcy Demographics

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

  • White: 83.04%
  • Black or African American: 9.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.60%
  • Other race: 2.33%
  • Asian: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Searcy, Arkansas is 23,880 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,550.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,858.

Searcy, Arkansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202179,4973720.47%
202079,1253720.47%
201978,7533720.47%
201878,381-463-0.59%
201778,844-73-0.09%
201678,91720.00%
201578,9154440.56%
201478,471-96-0.12%
201378,567-74-0.09%
201278,6415580.71%
201178,0837270.93%
201077,3560.00%

Searcy Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,73683.04%
Black or African American2,2379.41%
Two or More Races8553.60%
Some Other Race5532.33%
Asian3111.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.32%
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Searcy Population by Race

Searcy Population Pyramid $2021

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Searcy Median Age

28.5


Total

26.3


Male

29.5


Female

Searcy Adults

There are 18,453 adults, (3,511 of whom are seniors) in Searcy.

Searcy Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Searcy Sex Ratio

Female

12,602

53.02%

Male

11,165

46.98%

Searcy Population by Age

Searcy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Searcy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
Male59.9%40.1%
All50.9%49.1%
Female37.3%62.7%
Non Family34.5%65.5%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Searcy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2052.4650.9
Married3,4003.2770.9
Non Family3,3951.334.5
Female1,1033.1837.3
Male3073.6659.9

3.2

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Searcy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4643.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,0257.91%
High School Graduate4,01230.97%
Some College2,15916.67%
Associates Degree9617.42%
Bachelors Degree2,26217.46%
Graduate Degree2,07215.99%
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Searcy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Searcy Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,8559,7443,816
Black1,1451,017280
Hispanic56031081
Other Race26310921
2+ Races17717799
Asian17117186
Native American7575

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.93%.

Searcy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,965$40,153$27,364
Less Than 9th Grade$16,301$15,246$22,422
High School Graduate$26,318$30,049$25,515
Some College$30,187$40,271$23,994
Bachelors Degree$36,500$47,447$31,552
Graduate Degree$51,526$61,094$41,182

$32,965

Average Earnings

$40,153

Average Male

$27,364

Average Female

Searcy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Searcy Language by Age

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Searcy Language

89.70% of Searcy residents speak only English, while 10.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.05% of the population.

Searcy Language

Searcy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7512,33114.80%
Hispanic1,28773657.19%
Black2,05260829.63%
Other53938471.24%
Multiple81924329.67%
Asian30520366.56%

19.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.10%

Male Poverty Rate

21.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Searcy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Searcy is Other, with 71.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Searcy is White, with 14.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.24%.

Searcy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.22%
High School21.55%
Some College9.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.09%

Searcy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.98%
Male Unemployed21.59%
Female Employed13.47%
Male Employed11.91%

Searcy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Searcy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,014$56,806
Families$56,752$71,562
Married Families$70,250-
Non Families$25,886$33,231
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Income by Household Type

Searcy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Searcy Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Searcy Marital Status by Race

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Searcy Marital Status

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997

Number of Veterans

886

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam353
Second Gulf War170
First Gulf War150
Korea122
World War II41

Searcy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+319
65 to 74274
55 to 64168
35 to 54145
18 to 3491

Searcy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8885.60%
Black633.81%
Native American2634.67%
2+ Races206.54%

Searcy Veterans by Race

Searcy Veterans by Education

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13.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Searcy Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Searcy Employment by Age

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Searcy Employment by Race

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Searcy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.48%

Born in Searcy

95.48%

Native Born

4.52%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.48% of Searcy residents were born in the United States, with 53.48% having been born in Arkansas. 2.96% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,8801100.46%
202023,7701100.46%
201923,6601100.47%
201823,550-231-0.97%
201723,781-119-0.50%
201623,900-71-0.30%
201523,9711860.78%
201423,7851520.64%
201323,633730.31%
201223,5603801.64%
201123,1802391.04%
201022,9414,0131.94%
200018,9283,7482.23%
199015,1801,5681.10%
198013,6124,5724.18%
19709,0401,7682.20%
19607,2721,2481.90%
19506,0242,3545.08%
19403,6702830.81%
19303,3875511.79%
19202,8360.00%

Searcy Population by Year