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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Independence County, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,937

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,018

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 520

Renter-occupied housing units : 289

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 855

Renter-occupied housing units : 930

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,745

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,954


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Independence County, Arkansas)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 954

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,408

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,413

Householder 55 to 59 years : 621

Householder 60 to 64 years : 637

Householder 65 to 74 years : 478

Householder 75 years and over : 134

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 131

Householder 35 to 44 years : 241

Householder 45 to 54 years : 458

Householder 55 to 59 years : 463

Householder 60 to 64 years : 571

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,323

Householder 75 years and over : 1,225


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Independence County, Arkansas)

Less than 10.0 percent : 212

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 205

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 496

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 409

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 327

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 356

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 199

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 312

50.0 percent or more : 1,002

Not computed : 673


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Independence County, Arkansas)

Built 2010 or later : $161,900

Built 2000 to 2009 : $147,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $85,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $87,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $85,900

Built 1960 to 1969 : $89,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $68,100

Built 1940 to 1949 : $73,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $105,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Independence County, Arkansas: 69.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Arkansas: 67.6%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Independence County, Arkansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 14 14 $2,089,000
  Two Family 2 4 $115,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

16 18 $2,204,000
2000        
  Single Family 9 9 $1,305,000
  Two Family 2 4 $143,000
  Three and Four Family 5 20 $754,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

16 33 $2,202,000
2001        
  Single Family 2 2 $225,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 12 $537,132
  Total

4 14 $762,132
2002        
  Single Family 7 7 $665,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $130,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

8 11 $795,000
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Independence County, AR): $31,920
Median Household Income In 2000 (Arkansas): $32,182


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Independence County): $57,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Arkansas): $67,400


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Independence County, Arkansas

Utility Gas: 36.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 29.1%
Electricity: 26.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 8.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Independence County, Arkansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 10.11%
  • Juvenile facilities : 2.33%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 38.56%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 40.11%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.89%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Independence County): $423
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Arkansas): $453
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Independence County): $495


(updated 2010)



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