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Searcy, Arkansas

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The location of Searcy

Welcome to Searcy ...

The city of Searcy is located in White County and is the County Seat for White County.

The location of Searcy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Searcy: SIR-see<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Searcy has a population of 23,916 people<3> (see below for details).

Searcy was established in 1838.

The community of Searcy is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Searcy is located in the (501) area code.

The ZIP codes for Searcy: 72143, 72145, 72149<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Searcy had a population of 22,858 people (which is 29.66% of the total population of White County). This makes Searcy the county's most populous community.

The population of Searcy represents 0.78% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,858 people, the population of Searcy increased 20.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,928 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Searcy had an population of 23,916 people. This is an increase of 4.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.35% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Searcy.

Communities near Searcy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Searcy and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Bald Knob   [Map]   2,881   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beebe   [Map]   8,146   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Garner   [Map]   285   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   127   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Griffithville   [Map]   224   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Letona   [Map]   246   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Searcy.

Communities Also Named Searcy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Searcy - they are located in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Searcy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Searcy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Searcy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Searcy. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Searcy:

Websites for Searcy ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Searcy ...

Looking for more information about Searcy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Searcy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Searcy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Searcy. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Searcy.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Searcy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Searcy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Searcy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Searcy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Searcy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Searcy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Searcy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2419, Longitude: -91.7351     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Searcy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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