Congressional District 4, AR

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2019 Population
701,945
0.411% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
US Representative
Bruce Westerman
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.4
0.976% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
19.6%
2.96% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$43,824
6.29% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$103,600
6.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 4, AR had a population of 702k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $43,824. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 4, AR declined from 704,844 to 701,945, a −0.411% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,230 to $43,824, a 6.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 4, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.4%), Other (Hispanic) (3.02%), White (Hispanic) (2.78%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 4, AR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.6% of the residents in Congressional District 4, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 4, AR was $103,600, and the homeownership rate was 71%. Most people in Congressional District 4, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 4, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 4, AR is home to a population of 702k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 10.2% of Congressional District 4, AR residents were born outside of the country (71.8k people).

In 2019, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Congressional District 4, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 136k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 4, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    500k ± 4.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 3.97k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 2.88k
6.02%
Hispanic Population
42.3k people

In 2019, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (500k people) in Congressional District 4, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 136k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.02% of the people in Congressional District 4, AR are hispanic (42.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 4, AR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
71.8k people
3.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
22.7k people

As of 2019, 10.2% of Congressional District 4, AR residents (71.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 4, AR was 3.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 4, AR was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Congressional District 4, AR are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 4, AR residents was 41.

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Citizenship

97.6%
2019 Citizenship
98%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.6% of Congressional District 4, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 4, AR was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,260 ± 1,572
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,720 ± 1,670
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,834 ± 1,420

Congressional District 4, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 4, AR is $43,824. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 4, AR was Census Tract 42.13 with a value of $185,667, followed by Census Tract 213.06 and Census Tract 213.08, with respective values of $160,857 and $138,480.

The economy of Congressional District 4, AR employs 292k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 4, AR are Manufacturing (50,499 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,798 people), and Retail Trade (31,841 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,181), Utilities ($51,707), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,833).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,824
2019 value
± $1,702
6.29%
1 Year Growth
± 4.58%

Households in Congressional District 4, AR have a median annual income of $43,824, 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 $41,230 in 2018, which represents a 6.29% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 4, AR (134k out of 686k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    80,873 ± 1,958
  2. Black
    41,268 ± 1,443
  3. Hispanic
    13,273 ± 801

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 4, AR is White, followed by Black 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

292k
2019 Value
± 9,399
4.4%
1 Year growth
± 4.35%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 4, AR grew at a rate of 4.4%, from 280k employees to 292k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 4, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,839 people), Production Occupations (31,451 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,743 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,839 people), Production Occupations (31,451 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,743 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 4, AR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,200), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,143), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,317).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

292k
2019 Value
± 9,399
4.4%
1 Year growth
± 4.35%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 4, AR grew at a rate of 4.4%, from 280k employees to 292k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 4, AR, are Manufacturing (50,499 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,798 people), and Retail Trade (31,841 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 4, AR, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 4, 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 Congressional District 4, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (50,499 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (43,798 people), and Retail Trade (31,841 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 4, AR, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,181), Utilities ($51,707), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,833).

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Civics

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.

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

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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 4, AR

Bruce Westerman
District 4 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 4, AR is currently represented by Bruce Westerman (Republican Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 4, AR was $103,600 in 2019, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $97,300 to $103,600, a 6.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 4, AR is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 4, AR have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 4, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,600
2019 Median
± $3,756
$97,300
2018 Median
± $4,108

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 4, AR grew to to $103,600 from the previous year's value of $97,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 4, 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 Congressional District 4, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,824
Median Household Income
± $1,702
272k
Number of Households
± 8,562

In 2019, the median household income of the 272k households in Congressional District 4, AR grew to $43,824 from the previous year's value of $41,230.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 4, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 4, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 4, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71%
2019 Homeownership
70.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71% of the housing units in Congressional District 4, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 4, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 4, AR have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Congressional District 4, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.91%)
  3. Walked (2.8%)

In 2019, 82.8% of workers in Congressional District 4, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.91%) and those who walked to work (2.8%).

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 Congressional District 4, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 4, AR have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

8.47%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
26.4%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 4, AR declined by 3.22% from 8.75% to 8.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 4, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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