Searcy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 23,660 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Searcy is the 21st largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities, Searcy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Searcy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Searcy is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Searcy who work in teaching (11.41%), office and administrative support (11.06%), and healthcare (10.34%).
In addition, Searcy is a college town. There are a lot of students in Searcy attending college, and as a result Searcy provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Searcy, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Searcy spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Searcy is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Searcy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.45% of adults in Searcy have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Searcy in 2018 was $20,772, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,088 for a family of four. However, Searcy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Searcy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Searcy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Searcy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Searcy include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Searcy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.