Sevier County, AR

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Population

17,206

0.0756% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$43,675

12.1% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

7,225

1.57% decline

Median Property Value

$75,400

7.1% growth

About

In 2017, Sevier County, AR had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $43,675. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sevier County, AR grew from 17,193 to 17,206, a 0.0756% increase and its median household income grew from $38,956 to $43,675, a 12.1% increase.

The population of Sevier County, AR is 58.3% White Alone, 32.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.81% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sevier County, AR speak a non-English language, and 87% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sevier County, AR are Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (588 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sevier County, AR is $75,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Sevier County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sevier County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sevier County, AR employs 7.23k people. The largest industries in Sevier County, AR are Manufacturing (2,095 people), Construction (781 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (721 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,458), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,167), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,875).

Median household income in Sevier County, AR is $43,675. Males in Sevier 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 Sevier County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,675

2017 value

± $2,792

12.1%

1 Year Growth

± 12.1%

Households in Sevier County, AR have a median annual income of $43,675, 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 $38,956 in 2016, which represents a 12.1% 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 Sevier 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 801

  2. Census Tract 802

  3. Census Tract 804

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sevier County, AR was Census Tract 801 with a value of $45,373, followed by Census Tract 802 and Census Tract 804, with respective values of $37,045 and $36,723.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sevier County, AR (3.6k out of 17k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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. Hispanic

    1,929 ± 275

  2. White

    1,799 ± 266

  3. Other

    1,536 ± 271

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

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

7.23k

2017 Value

± 530

-1.57%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sevier County, AR declined at a rate of -1.57%, from 7.34k employees to 7.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sevier County, AR, are Production Occupations (991 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (791 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (672 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sevier County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sevier County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (991 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (791 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (672 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sevier County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.21 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (3.08 times), and Production Occupations (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sevier County, AR, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,750), and Management Occupations ($47,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.23k

2017 Value

± 530

-1.57%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sevier County, AR declined at a rate of -1.57%, from 7.34k employees to 7.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sevier County, AR, are Manufacturing (2,095 people), Construction (781 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sevier County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Sevier 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 Sevier County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,095 people), Construction (781 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sevier County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.75 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.86 times), and Construction (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sevier County, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,458), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,167), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,875).

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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 ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($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

83.1% of the population of Sevier County, AR has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 9.55% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sevier County, AR see 1921 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (2178 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2818 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2114 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

1,921 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sevier County, AR see an average of 1,921 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (2,178 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sevier County, AR in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

16.9%

Uninsured

37.7%

Employer Coverage

24.3%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

9.55%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sevier County, AR declined by 9.44% from 18.6% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sevier 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

Sevier County, AR is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 87% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.7% of Sevier County, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.88k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sevier County, AR is composed of 10k White Alone residents (58.3%), 5.66k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.9%), 828 Black or African American Alone residents (4.81%), 303 Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 276 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.6%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.372%), 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.244%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sevier County, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sevier County, AR was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Sevier County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sevier County, AR residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.88k people

17.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.94k people

As of 2017, 16.7% of Sevier County, AR residents (2.88k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sevier County, AR was 17.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

87%

2017 Citizenship

85.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87% of Sevier County, AR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sevier County, AR was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.66k ± 624

  3. Black or African American Alone

    828 ± 61

In 2017, there were 1.78 times more White Alone residents (10k people) in Sevier County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.66k Hispanic or Latino and 828 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sevier County, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sevier County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sevier County, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    441 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    210 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    63 ± 43

Sevier County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sevier County, AR awarded 588 degrees. The student population of Sevier County, AR is skewed towards women, with 585 male students and 953 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sevier County, AR are White (375 and 63.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (149 and 25.3%), Black or African American (40 and 6.8%), and Two or More Races (18 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Sevier County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (588 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sevier County, AR are Welding Technology (145 and 24.7%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (56 and 9.52%), and General Studies (47 and 7.99%).

The median tuition costs in Sevier County, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 115 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sevier County, AR was Welding Technology with 115 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sevier County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

588 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sevier County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas with 588 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

341

Degrees Awarded to Men

247

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 341 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sevier County, AR, which is 1.38 times more than the 247 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

    375 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sevier County, AR were to White students. These 375 degrees mean that there were 2.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 149 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sevier County, AR was $75,400 in 2017, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,400 to $75,400, a 7.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Sevier County, AR is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sevier County, AR have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sevier 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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$43,675

Median Household Income

± $2,792

5.98k

Number of Households

± 468

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.98k households in Sevier County, AR grew to $43,675 from the previous year's value of $38,956.

The following chart displays the households in Sevier 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$75,400

2017 Median

± $4,580

$70,400

2016 Median

± $4,693

In 2017, the median property value in Sevier County, AR grew to to $75,400 from the previous year's value of $70,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sevier 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 Sevier 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 Sevier County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sevier County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

74.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Sevier County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sevier 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 Sevier County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sevier County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sevier County, AR have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in Sevier County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.6%

  2. Carpooled

    23.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.98%

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

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