Searcy, AR
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Searcy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 24,196 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Searcy is the 21st largest community in Arkansas.

Searcy real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Searcy house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Searcy is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Searcy is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Searcy who work in office and administrative support (15.57%), sales jobs (12.87%), and teaching (10.44%).

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.

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 17.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Searcy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.05% of adults in Searcy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Searcy in 2010 was $23,070, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,280 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, English, European, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Searcy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.