Clark County, AR

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Population

22,495

0.833% decline

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$37,144

4.35% growth

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

10,291

2.48% growth

Median Property Value

$95,000

2.48% growth

About

In 2017, Clark County, AR had a population of 22.5k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $37,144. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clark County, AR declined from 22,684 to 22,495, a -0.833% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,595 to $37,144, a 4.35% increase.

The population of Clark County, AR is 69.1% White Alone, 23.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.6% Hispanic or Latino. 5.14% of the people in Clark County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, AR are Henderson State University (674 degrees awarded in 2016), Ouachita Baptist University (338 degrees), and ABC Beauty College Inc (9 degrees).

The median property value in Clark County, AR is $95,000, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Clark County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clark County, AR employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Clark County, AR are Educational Services (1,791 people), Retail Trade (1,401 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,281 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,404), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,641), and Finance & Insurance ($40,288).

Median household income in Clark County, AR is $37,144. Males in Clark County, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Clark County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,144

2017 value

± $2,739

4.35%

1 Year Growth

± 9.22%

Households in Clark County, AR have a median annual income of $37,144, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,595 in 2016, which represents a 4.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clark County, AR made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clark County, AR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clark County, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9536.02

  2. Census Tract 9537

  3. Census Tract 9539

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, AR was Census Tract 9536.02 with a value of $39,806, followed by Census Tract 9537 and Census Tract 9539, with respective values of $38,373 and $35,594.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clark County, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, AR (4.22k out of 19.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,478 ± 316

  2. Black

    1,428 ± 266

  3. Hispanic

    470 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark County, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.3k

2017 Value

± 641

2.48%

1 Year growth

± 8.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clark County, AR grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 10k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,331 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,113 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (961 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clark County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,331 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,113 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (961 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clark County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.7 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clark County, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,813), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,813), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,319).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 641

2.48%

1 Year growth

± 8.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clark County, AR grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 10k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, AR, are Educational Services (1,791 people), Retail Trade (1,401 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,281 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Clark County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clark County, AR, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,791 people), Retail Trade (1,401 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,281 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clark County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.32 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.88 times), and Utilities (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clark County, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,404), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,641), and Finance & Insurance ($40,288).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $8.54B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.9% of the population of Clark County, AR has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clark County, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Clark County, AR see 2263 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.221% increase from the previous year (2258 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2266 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 482 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,263 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clark County, AR see an average of 2,263 patients per year. This represents a 0.221% increase from the previous year (2,258 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.14%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, AR declined by 17.7% from 11.1% to 9.14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clark County, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clark County, AR is home to a population of 22.5k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.97% of Clark County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clark County, AR is composed of 15.5k White Alone residents (69.1%), 5.36k Black or African American Alone residents (23.8%), 1.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.6%), 330 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 157 Asian Alone residents (0.698%), 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.307%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clark County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (890 speakers), Other Indic Languages (64 speakers), and Chinese (37 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clark County, AR was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Clark County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clark County, AR residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.97% of Clark County, AR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clark County, AR was 2.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clark County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Clark County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Clark County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, AR was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.5k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.36k ± 87

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.04k ± 267

In 2017, there were 2.9 times more White Alone residents (15.5k people) in Clark County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.36k Black or African American Alone and 1.04k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clark County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    890 speakers (4.13%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    64 speakers (0.297%)

  3. Chinese

    37 speakers (0.172%)

5.14% of Clark County, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clark County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.13% of the overall population of Clark County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.297% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.172% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    513 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    260 ± 118

  3. Korea

    157 ± 69

Clark County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clark County, AR awarded 1,021 degrees. The student population of Clark County, AR is skewed towards women, with 2,160 male students and 2,884 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, AR are White (777 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 14.2%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 3.9%), and Two or More Races (27 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Clark County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Henderson State University (674 and 66%), Ouachita Baptist University (338 and 33.1%), and ABC Beauty College Inc (9 and 0.881%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, AR are General Business (84 and 8.23%), General Studies (74 and 7.25%), and General Biological Sciences (62 and 6.07%).

The median tuition costs in Clark County, AR are $24,400 for private four year colleges, and $6,450 and $13,290 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clark County, AR was General Business with 57 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clark County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 674 degrees awarded

  2. 338 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

$6,450

Median In-State Public

$24,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Clark County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Henderson State University with 674 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

409

Degrees Awarded to Men

612

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 409 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, AR, which is 0.668 times less than the 612 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    777 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clark County, AR were to White students. These 777 degrees mean that there were 5.47 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clark County, AR was $95,000 in 2017, which is 0.437 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,700 to $95,000, a 2.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, AR is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clark County, AR have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clark County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,144

Median Household Income

± $2,739

8.82k

Number of Households

± 606

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.82k households in Clark County, AR grew to $37,144 from the previous year's value of $35,595.

The following chart displays the households in Clark County, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,000

2017 Median

± $6,006

$92,700

2016 Median

± $4,982

In 2017, the median property value in Clark County, AR grew to to $95,000 from the previous year's value of $92,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clark County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clark County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clark County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clark County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62%

2017 Homeownership

63.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62% of the housing units in Clark County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clark County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clark County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clark County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Clark County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clark County, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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