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Population
2.98M
0.4% growth
Median Age
37.9
Median Household Income
$41,995
1.78% growth
Poverty Rate
19.1%
Number of Employees
1.2M
0.5% growth
Median Property Value
$120,700
7.29% growth

Economy

The economy of Arkansas employs 1.2M people. The economy of Arkansas is specialized in Animal slaughtering & processing; Ordnance; and Logging, which employ respectively 8.72; 6.28; and 5.04 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Arkansas are Elementary & secondary schools (82,971), Restaurants & Food Services (71,887), and Construction (65,381), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($122,811), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($94,671), and Dairy product manufacturing ($93,888).

Median household income in Arkansas is $41,995. Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,733. The income inequality of Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 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. In Arkansas the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,544. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.

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Diversity

Arkansas is home to a population of 2.98M people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Arkansas is composed of 2.17M White residents (73%), 466,486 Black residents (15.7%), 207,743 Hispanic residents (6.98%), 57,511 Two+ residents (1.93%), and 41,932 Asian residents (1.41%). The most common foreign languages in Arkansas are Spanish (144,270 speakers), Other Pacific Island (5,673 speakers), and Chinese (5,332 speakers), but compared to other places, Arkansas has a relative high number of Laotian (2,698 speakers), Other Pacific Island (5,673 speakers), and Hmong (1,436 speakers).

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Education

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 $23,398 for private four year colleges, and $6,000 and $12,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arkansas is $120,700, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $112,500 to $120,700, a 7.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Arkansas is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Arkansas have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Arkansas is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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