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Benton County, AR&

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3.45% growth
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Median Household Income
8.27% growth
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Number of Employees
5.64% growth
Median Property Value
2.41% growth

About the photo: The Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, a subset of the Ozarks.


The economy of Benton County, AR employs 124,742 people. The economy of Benton County, AR is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Retail trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 3.12; 1.91; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Benton County, AR are Retail trade (27,237), Manufacturing (16,686), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,272), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,839), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($59,213), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,205).

Median household income in Benton County, AR is $63,631. Males in Benton County, AR have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,939. The income inequality of Benton County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482 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 Benton County, AR. In Benton County, AR 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 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,230. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Benton County, AR is home to a population of 258,291 people, from which 92.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Benton County, AR is composed of 190,977 White residents (73.9%), 42,298 Hispanic residents (16.4%), 9,285 Asian residents (3.59%), 7,631 Two+ residents (2.95%), and 3,803 Black residents (1.47%). The most common foreign languages in Benton County, AR are Spanish (23,938 speakers), Other Asian (1,613 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (729 speakers), but compared to other places, Benton County, AR has a relative high number of Laotian (362 speakers), Other Pacific Island (729 speakers), and Other Asian (1,613 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Benton County, AR awarded 1,893 degrees. The student population of Benton County, AR is skewed towards females, with 719 male students and 1,174 female students. Most students in Benton County, AR are White (1,439 and 76%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (217 and 11.5%), Unknown (39 and 2.06%), and Two or more races (36 and 1.9%). The largest universities in Benton County, AR by number of graduates are NorthWest Arkansas Community College (1,050 and 55.5%), John Brown University (684 and 36.1%), and Bryan University (102 and 5.39%). The most popular majors in Benton County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (396 and 20.9%), Registered Nursing (78 and 4.12%), and General Business Administration & Management (77 and 4.07%). The median tuition costs in Benton County, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $24,218 and $24,218 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Benton County, AR is $170,200, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $166,200 to $170,200, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Benton County, AR is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Benton County, AR have an average commute time of N/A minutes, and they commute by Taxi. Car ownership in Benton County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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