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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Searcy is a town in Arkansas with a population of 23,819. Searcy is in White County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Searcy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Searcy and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Searcy are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Searcy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Searcy

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,699
National
$55,322
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Searcy Reviews

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Searcy, Arkansas is a town/city with potential. Recently, there have been many unique new stores and dining options added, especially downtown, that have brightened up the area quite a bit. There is virtually no nightlife, and the options for entertaining children are slim, but there are a few. Most of the public schools are hit-or-miss, but the centralized public high school is known to be the worst 4 years of many kids' lives. The job and housing market is definitely not the best. The people, however, are good.
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I've lived in Searcy my entire life. The town is big enough to constantly be meeting new people but small enough to probably see someone you know at the grocery store. Downtown Searcy has been steadily growing and has began hosting more events, like Get Down Downtown, Beats and Eats, and the New Years Eve celebration. Each of these events host both local musical talents and nationally known performers. There are 3 school districts to chose from depending on which area of town you reside in. Harding University also sits in the heart of Searcy, which attracts thousands of students worldwide. The town recently changed its decision to keep bars out of restaurants in town, so we now have a few restaurants authorized to serve alcohol, and there is also progress being made on a new shopping center that will house new national chain stores for the town like Ulta Beauty, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Hobby Lobby.
Searcy is a very friendly place to reside, there can be some job opportunities if you're connected to someone working in a business. We have our hospital in the heart of searcy which people have easy access to as well, a favorite doctors office of mine is Prime Care, the more experience doctors there are always nice and want to make sure you're getting the care you need. For schools it depends on the person you are, we have both public and private schools here in searcy.