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Time Zone: White County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Searcy is the Seat for White County.

White County was founded in 1835. White was created by taking area from Independence, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> White had a population of 76,338 people. This is an increase of 13.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 67,165 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, White represented 2.51% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201077,076+14.76%+0.97% since 2009
200976,338+13.66%+1.82% since 2008
200874,970+11.62%+1.77% since 2007
200067,165The Last Census

More information can be found on the White County Census Page for White County.


Below are some of the communities located in White County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for White County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Searcy   23,34118,92823.31% increase  
Beebe   7,0024,93042.03% increase  
Bald Knob   3,4323,2106.92% increase  
Judsonia   2,1861,98210.29% increase  
Kensett   1,8661,7914.19% increase  

Websites for White County

Official Website:   www.whitecountyar.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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