Ash Flat, AR

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Population

1,191

11.6% growth

Median Age

51


Median Household Income

$19,267

2.76% growth

Poverty Rate

32.3%


Number of Employees

324

0.308% decline

Median Property Value

$81,900

3.31% decline

About

In 2017, Ash Flat, AR had a population of 1.19k people with a median age of 51 and a median household income of $19,267. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ash Flat, AR grew from 1,067 to 1,191, a 11.6% increase and its median household income grew from $18,750 to $19,267, a 2.76% increase.

The population of Ash Flat, AR is 91.8% White Alone, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.18% Black or African American Alone. 0.672% of the people in Ash Flat, AR speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ash Flat, AR is $81,900, and the homeownership rate is 57.6%. Most people in Ash Flat, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ash Flat, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ash Flat, AR employs 324 people. The largest industries in Ash Flat, AR are Retail Trade (74 people), Accommodation & Food Services (60 people), and Manufacturing (34 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,179), and Public Administration ($38,854).

Median household income in Ash Flat, AR is $19,267. Males in Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$19,267

2017 value

± $4,643

2.76%

1 Year Growth

± 38.8%

Households in Ash Flat, AR have a median annual income of $19,267, 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 $18,750 in 2016, which represents a 2.76% 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 Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ash Flat, AR was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ash Flat, AR (324 out of 1k 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 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    318 ± 91

  2. Hispanic

    31 ± 60

  3. Native American

    3 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ash Flat, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

324

2017 Value

± 98

-0.308%

1 Year decline

± 41.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ash Flat, AR declined at a rate of -0.308%, from 325 employees to 324 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ash Flat, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (59 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (53 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (37 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ash Flat, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ash Flat, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (59 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (53 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (37 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ash Flat, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.7 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ash Flat, AR, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($38,125), Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($29,583), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($29,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

324

2017 Value

± 98

-0.308%

1 Year decline

± 41.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ash Flat, AR declined at a rate of -0.308%, from 325 employees to 324 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ash Flat, AR, are Retail Trade (74 people), Accommodation & Food Services (60 people), and Manufacturing (34 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ash Flat, AR, though some of these residents may live in Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (74 people), Accommodation & Food Services (60 people), and Manufacturing (34 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ash Flat, AR has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.43 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.27 times), and Public Administration (2.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ash Flat, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,179), and Public Administration ($38,854).

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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.

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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

89.3% of the population of Ash Flat, AR has health coverage, with 17.2% on employee plans, 43.2% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 8.08% on non-group plans, and 4.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ash Flat, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 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

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1522 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 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

Data only available at state level.

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

10.7%

Uninsured

17.2%

Employer Coverage

43.2%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

8.08%

Non-Group

4.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ash Flat, AR declined by 38.3% from 17.3% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ash Flat, 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

Ash Flat, AR is home to a population of 1.19k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.168% of Ash Flat, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ash Flat, AR is composed of 1.09k White Alone residents (91.8%), 45 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.78%), 26 Black or African American Alone residents (2.18%), 24 Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ash Flat, AR are German (4 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (3 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ash Flat, AR was 51. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Ash Flat, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ash Flat, AR residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.168%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.168% of Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR was 1.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Ash Flat, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ash Flat, AR was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.09k ± 187

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45 ± 54

  3. Black or African American Alone

    26 ± 22

In 2017, there were 24.3 times more White Alone residents (1.09k people) in Ash Flat, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45 Hispanic or Latino and 26 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 Ash Flat, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    4 speakers (0.384%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3 speakers (0.288%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.672% of Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR was German. 0.384% of the overall population of Ash Flat, AR are native German speakers. 0.288% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    49 ± 41

  2. Korea

    19 ± 20

  3. World War II

    11 ± 11

Ash Flat, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ash Flat, AR was $81,900 in 2017, which is 0.376 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,700 to $81,900, a 3.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ash Flat, AR is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ash Flat, AR have an average commute time of 12.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ash Flat, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$19,267

Median Household Income

± $4,643

488

Number of Households

± 100

In 2017, the median household income of the 488 households in Ash Flat, AR grew to $19,267 from the previous year's value of $18,750.

The following chart displays the households in Ash Flat, 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 - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,900

2017 Median

± $13,655

$84,700

2016 Median

± $10,367

In 2017, the median property value in Ash Flat, AR declined from to $81,900 from the previous year's value of $84,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.6%

2017 Homeownership

60.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.6% of the housing units in Ash Flat, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ash Flat, 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 Ash Flat, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ash Flat, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ash Flat, AR have a shorter commute time (12.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Ash Flat, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.33%

  3. Taxi

    5.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ash Flat, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Taxi.

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