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Arkansas County, AR&

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0.86% decline
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2.52% growth
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0.68% decline
Median Property Value
2.65% growth


The economy of Arkansas County, AR employs 8,033 people. The economy of Arkansas County, AR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.58; 2.31; and 1.91 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Arkansas County, AR are Manufacturing (1,919), Retail trade (908), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (842), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($40,000), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($35,994), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($30,729).

Median household income in Arkansas County, AR is $37,330. Males in Arkansas County, AR have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,715. The income inequality of Arkansas County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Arkansas County, AR. In Arkansas County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are N/A and N/A, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,186. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Arkansas County, AR is home to a population of 18,569 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Arkansas County, AR is composed of 13,071 White residents (70.4%), 4,783 Black residents (25.8%), 556 Hispanic residents (2.99%), 147 Two+ residents (0.79%), and 11 Native residents (0.06%). The most common foreign languages in Arkansas County, AR are Spanish (373 speakers), Chinese (83 speakers), and Other Slavic (39 speakers), but compared to other places, Arkansas County, AR has a relative high number of Other Slavic (39 speakers), German (34 speakers), and Chinese (83 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Arkansas awarded 45,573 degrees. The student population of Arkansas is skewed towards females, with 17,910 male students and 27,663 female students. Most students in Arkansas are White (32,644 and 71.6%), followed by Black or African American (7,251 and 15.9%), Hispanic or Latino (2,026 and 4.45%), and Two or more races (953 and 2.09%). The largest universities in Arkansas by number of graduates are University of Arkansas (6,017 and 13.2%), Arkansas State University-Main Campus (3,814 and 8.37%), and Pulaski Technical College (2,762 and 6.06%). The most popular majors in Arkansas are Registered Nursing (1,051 and 2.31%), General Business Administration & Management (852 and 1.87%), and General Psychology (834 and 1.83%). The median tuition costs in Arkansas are $17,940 for private four year colleges, and $6,223 and $12,446 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Arkansas County, AR is $77,600, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $75,600 to $77,600, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Arkansas County, AR is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Arkansas County, AR have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arkansas County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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