Bradley County, AR

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Population

10,994

0.919% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$36,310

4.75% growth

Poverty Rate

26.4%


Number of Employees

4,112

1.76% growth

Median Property Value

$74,300

2.48% growth

About

In 2017, Bradley County, AR had a population of 11k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $36,310. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bradley County, AR declined from 11,096 to 10,994, a -0.919% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,665 to $36,310, a 4.75% increase.

The population of Bradley County, AR is 55.9% White Alone, 29.1% Black or African American Alone, and 14.8% Hispanic or Latino. 11.3% of the people in Bradley County, AR speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bradley County, AR is $74,300, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Bradley County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Bradley County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bradley County, AR employs 4.11k people. The largest industries in Bradley County, AR are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,446), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,250).

Median household income in Bradley County, AR is $36,310. Males in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,310

2017 value

± $3,985

4.75%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Bradley County, AR have a median annual income of $36,310, 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 $34,665 in 2016, which represents a 4.75% 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 Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bradley County, AR was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $36,168, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $35,398 and $33,169.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bradley County, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bradley County, AR (2.86k out of 10.9k 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 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. Black

    1,221 ± 180

  2. White

    1,162 ± 183

  3. Hispanic

    753 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bradley County, AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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

4.11k

2017 Value

± 375

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradley County, AR grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 4.04k employees to 4.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bradley County, AR, are Production Occupations (580 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (350 people), and Management Occupations (345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bradley County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bradley County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (580 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (350 people), and Management Occupations (345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradley County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.43 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bradley County, AR, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($74,638), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($72,188), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,354).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.11k

2017 Value

± 375

1.76%

1 Year growth

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradley County, AR grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 4.04k employees to 4.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bradley County, AR, are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bradley County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (554 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (510 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradley County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.5 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.72 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bradley County, AR, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,446), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,250).

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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.

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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$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

86.6% of the population of Bradley County, AR has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, AR see 1849 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.1% decrease from the previous year (2230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2749 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10996 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

1,849 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, AR see an average of 1,849 patients per year. This represents a 17.1% decrease from the previous year (2,230 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

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

29.5%

Employer Coverage

28.1%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bradley County, AR declined by 6.47% from 14.3% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bradley County, 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

Bradley County, AR is home to a population of 11k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.86% of Bradley County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bradley County, AR is composed of 6.14k White Alone residents (55.9%), 3.2k Black or African American Alone residents (29.1%), 1.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.8%), 15 Two or More Races residents (0.136%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.1%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bradley County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,081 speakers), Polish (95 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bradley County, AR was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Bradley County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bradley County, AR residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.86% of Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR was 6.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Bradley County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bradley County, AR was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.14k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.2k ± 14

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.63k ± 393

In 2017, there were 1.92 times more White Alone residents (6.14k people) in Bradley County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.2k Black or African American Alone and 1.63k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bradley County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,081 speakers (10.3%)

  2. Polish

    95 speakers (0.909%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

11.3% of Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.3% of the overall population of Bradley County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.909% speak Polish and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    245 ± 79

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    95 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    93 ± 42

Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR was $74,300 in 2017, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $72,500 to $74,300, a 2.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Bradley County, AR is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bradley County, AR have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bradley County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,310

Median Household Income

± $3,985

4.57k

Number of Households

± 370

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.57k households in Bradley County, AR grew to $36,310 from the previous year's value of $34,665.

The following chart displays the households in Bradley County, 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 range.

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Housing

Property Value

$74,300

2017 Median

± $6,349

$72,500

2016 Median

± $5,733

In 2017, the median property value in Bradley County, AR grew to to $74,300 from the previous year's value of $72,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bradley County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2017 Homeownership

64.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.9% of the housing units in Bradley County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bradley County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bradley County, AR have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Bradley County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bradley County, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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