Chicot County, AR

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Population

11,008

1.62% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$32,412

9.4% growth

Poverty Rate

29.4%


Number of Employees

3,659

0.786% decline

Median Property Value

$63,000

5.7% growth

About

In 2017, Chicot County, AR had a population of 11k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $32,412. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chicot County, AR declined from 11,189 to 11,008, a -1.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,628 to $32,412, a 9.4% increase.

The population of Chicot County, AR is 54.1% Black or African American Alone, 39.1% White Alone, and 5.19% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Chicot County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Chicot County, AR is $63,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.3%. Most people in Chicot County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Chicot County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chicot County, AR employs 3.66k people. The largest industries in Chicot County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Manufacturing (522 people), and Retail Trade (454 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,346), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,111), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,250).

Median household income in Chicot County, AR is $32,412. Males in Chicot 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 Chicot County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,412

2017 value

± $3,098

9.4%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Chicot County, AR have a median annual income of $32,412, 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 $29,628 in 2016, which represents a 9.4% 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 Chicot 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 801

  2. Census Tract 803

  3. Census Tract 802

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chicot County, AR was Census Tract 801 with a value of $50,256, followed by Census Tract 803 and Census Tract 802, with respective values of $36,895 and $25,459.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chicot County, AR (3.04k out of 10.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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. Black

    2,290 ± 232

  2. White

    731 ± 193

  3. Hispanic

    237 ± 167

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chicot 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

3.66k

2017 Value

± 339

-0.786%

1 Year decline

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chicot County, AR declined at a rate of -0.786%, from 3.69k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chicot County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (580 people), Management Occupations (418 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (325 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chicot County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chicot County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (580 people), Management Occupations (418 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (325 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chicot County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.22 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.21 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chicot County, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($93,214), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,594), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.66k

2017 Value

± 339

-0.786%

1 Year decline

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chicot County, AR declined at a rate of -0.786%, from 3.69k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chicot County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Manufacturing (522 people), and Retail Trade (454 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chicot County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Chicot 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 Chicot County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (556 people), Manufacturing (522 people), and Retail Trade (454 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chicot County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.33 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chicot County, AR, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,346), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,111), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,250).

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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 ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($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

88.5% of the population of Chicot County, AR has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 35.1% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.997% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chicot County, AR see 1002 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.4% decrease from the previous year (1118 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1564 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 195 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

1,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chicot County, AR see an average of 1,002 patients per year. This represents a 10.4% decrease from the previous year (1,118 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chicot County, AR in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

11.5%

Uninsured

24.4%

Employer Coverage

35.1%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

0.997%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chicot County, AR declined by 10.1% from 12.8% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chicot 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

Chicot County, AR is home to a population of 11k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.67% of Chicot County, AR residents were born outside of the country (294 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chicot County, AR is composed of 5.96k Black or African American Alone residents (54.1%), 4.31k White Alone residents (39.1%), 571 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.19%), 72 Two or More Races residents (0.654%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.5%), 44 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.4%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chicot County, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chicot County, AR was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Chicot County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chicot County, AR residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

294 people

2.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

286 people

As of 2017, 2.67% of Chicot County, AR residents (294 people) 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 Chicot County, AR was 2.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Chicot County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chicot County, AR was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    5.96k ± 62

  2. White Alone

    4.31k ± 20

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    571 ± 240

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more Black or African American Alone residents (5.96k people) in Chicot County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.31k White Alone and 571 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 Chicot County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Chicot County, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Chicot County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chicot County, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    325 ± 88

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    72 ± 33

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 36

Chicot County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chicot County, AR was $63,000 in 2017, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $59,600 to $63,000, a 5.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Chicot County, AR is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chicot County, AR have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chicot 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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$32,412

Median Household Income

± $3,098

4.32k

Number of Households

± 336

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.32k households in Chicot County, AR grew to $32,412 from the previous year's value of $29,628.

The following chart displays the households in Chicot 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

$63,000

2017 Median

± $4,788

$59,600

2016 Median

± $4,822

In 2017, the median property value in Chicot County, AR grew to to $63,000 from the previous year's value of $59,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chicot 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 Chicot County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.3%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.3% of the housing units in Chicot County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chicot County, AR have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Chicot County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    6.44%

  3. Other

    3.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chicot County, AR was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.44%) and those who Other (3.62%).

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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