Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR

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2019 Population
155,130
0.292% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
46.9
0.214% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.4%
2.52% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$42,392
1.92% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$126,600
4.2% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
57,335
2.01% 1-year growth

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In 2019, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR had a population of 155k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $42,392. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR grew from 154,679 to 155,130, a 0.292% increase and its median household income grew from $41,593 to $42,392, a 1.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), White (Hispanic) (4.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.774%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.744%). 3.96% of the households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.5% of the residents in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are North Arkansas College (630 degrees awarded in 2020) and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (505 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was $126,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%. Most people in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is home to a population of 155k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.91% of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (4.51k people).

In 2019, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.22k White (Hispanic) and 2.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are Spanish (4,010 speakers), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (295 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (260 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    141k ± 75
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.22k ± 362
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.87k ± 265
4.92%
Hispanic Population
7.63k people

In 2019, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.22k White (Hispanic) and 2.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.92% of the people in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are hispanic (7.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,010 speakers (2.73%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    295 speakers (0.201%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    260 speakers (0.177%)

3.96% of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was Spanish. 2.73% of the overall population of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are native Spanish speakers. 0.201% speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages and 0.177% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.91%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.51k people
2.83%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.38k people

As of 2019, 2.91% of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR residents (4.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,385 ± 910 people
  2. Guatemala
    615 ± 608 people
  3. El Salvador
    483 ± 539 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 1,385 Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR residents, followed by Guatemala with 615 and El Salvador with 483.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,971 ± 452
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,897 ± 327
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,791 ± 306

Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is $42,392. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $69,130, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,327 and $60,226.

Males in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,867. The income inequality in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR employs 57.3k people. The largest industries in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are Elementary & secondary schools (4,504 people), Construction (4,305 people), and Animal slaughtering & processing (2,591 people), and the highest paying industries are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($184,139), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($123,496), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($107,492).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,392
2019 value
± $1,046
1.92%
1 Year Growth
± 3.26%

Households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have a median annual income of $42,392, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,593 in 2018, which represents a 1.92% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$47,515
Average Male Salary in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR
± $8,134
$36,867
Average Female Salary in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR
± $6,500

In 2019, full-time male employees in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR
  1. White
    $37,918 ± $4,786
  2. American Indian
    $33,204 ± $74,943
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $32,269 ± $79,229

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR workers was White. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR.

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Wage Distribution

0.437
2019 Wage GINI in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR
0.436
2018 Wage GINI in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR

In 2019, the income inequality in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.268% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $69,130, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,327 and $60,226.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR (23.5k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    21,327 ± 904
  2. Hispanic
    1,914 ± 319
  3. Two Or More
    965 ± 271

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

57.3k
2019 Value
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.01%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 56.2k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,669 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,608 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,669 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,608 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders (19 times higher than expected), Logging workers (17.4 times), and Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood (6.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Physicians ($336,664), Chief executives & legislators ($140,465), and Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians ($113,568).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.3k
2019 Value
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 2.01%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 56.2k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,504 people), Construction (4,305 people), and Animal slaughtering & processing (2,591 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, 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 Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,504 people), Construction (4,305 people), and Animal slaughtering & processing (2,591 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of Animal slaughtering & processing (14.1 times higher than expected), Ship & boat building (12.5 times), and Foundries (9.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($184,139), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($123,496), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($107,492).

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%). The most partisan county was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arkansas
62.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 83.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR awarded 1,135 degrees. The student population of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is skewed towards women, with 1,131 male students and 1,744 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are White (1,018 and 89.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (54 and 4.76%), Two or More Races (38 and 3.35%), and Asian (6 and 0.529%).

The largest universities in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are North Arkansas College (630 and 55.5%) and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (505 and 44.5%).

The most popular majors in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (143 and 12.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (97 and 8.55%), and Welding Technology (80 and 7.05%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 134 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 71 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 134 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 630 degrees awarded
  2. 505 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Arkansas College with 630 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

468
Degrees Awarded to Men
667
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 468 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR, which is 0.702 times less than the 667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,018 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    38 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was White students. These 1,018 degrees mean that there were 18.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR was $126,600 in 2019, which is 0.526 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $121,500 to $126,600, a 4.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,600
2019 Median
± $3,974
$121,500
2018 Median
± $2,567

In 2019, the median property value in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR grew to to $126,600 from the previous year's value of $121,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, 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 Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$42,392
Median Household Income
± $1,046
63.9k
Number of Households
± 1,684

In 2019, the median household income of the 63.9k households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR grew to $42,392 from the previous year's value of $41,593.

The following chart displays the households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
2019 Homeownership
76.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.8% of the housing units in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.8%)

In 2019, 81.9% of workers in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (4.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 18.6% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas
$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

7.35%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
18.6%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
2.56%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, AR declined by 8.71% from 8.05% to 7.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton & Searcy Counties PUMA, 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. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

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

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