White County is located in central Arkansas. The County Seat is Searcy and the largest city is Searcy. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.whitecountyar.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 78,592 and the 2010 census population was 77,076. The land area is 1,035.08 square miles and there are 74.5 persons per square mile.
92.4% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 4.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 82.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $100,100, there are 29,632 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,793, the median household income is $42,487, and 17.5% of the persons in White County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,525. Retail sales (in $1000) were $803,511, and sales per capita were $10,907. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.2%.
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