Conway, AR

Census Place

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2022 Population
65,159
2.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
29
0.344% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.1%
3.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,036
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$223,900
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,915
0.396% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Conway, AR had a population of 65.2k people with a median age of 29 and a median household income of $54,036. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Conway, AR grew from 63,746 to 65,159, a 2.22% increase and its median household income grew from $48,104 to $54,036, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Conway, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Other (Hispanic) (2.59%), and White (Hispanic) (1.87%).

None of the households in Conway, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Conway, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Conway, AR are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 degrees awarded in 2022), Hendrix College (258 degrees), and Central Baptist College (91 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Conway, AR was $223,900, and the homeownership rate was 44%.

Most people in Conway, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Conway, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Conway, AR is home to a population of 65.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.53% of Conway, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.95k people).

In 2022, there were 3.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Conway, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Conway, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Conway, AR was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Conway, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.6k ± 821
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 718
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.79k ± 558
5.13%
Hispanic Population
3.35k people

In 2022, there were 3.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Conway, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.13% of the people in Conway, AR are hispanic (3.35k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people
5.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.2k people

As of 2022, 4.53% of Conway, AR residents (2.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Conway, AR was 5.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    622 ± 196
  2. Vietnam
    567 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    416 ± 150

Conway, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Conway, AR employs 31.9k people. The largest industries in Conway, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,450 people), Retail Trade (4,374 people), and Educational Services (3,666 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($220,814), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($192,734), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,940).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

31.9k
2022 Value
± 1,668
0.396%
1 Year growth
± 7.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Conway, AR grew at a rate of 0.396%, from 31.8k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Conway, AR, are Management Occupations (3,805 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,314 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,050 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Conway, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.9k
2022 Value
± 1,668
0.396%
1 Year growth
± 7.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Conway, AR grew at a rate of 0.396%, from 31.8k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Conway, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,450 people), Retail Trade (4,374 people), and Educational Services (3,666 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Conway, AR, though some of these residents may live in Conway, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,097
Median earning men ± $2,898
$33,274
Median earning women ± $1,725

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($192,734), Public Administration ($65,556), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,529).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($63,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,699), and Public Administration ($47,414).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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

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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%).

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.

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 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 2022, universities in Conway, AR awarded 2,881 degrees. The student population of Conway, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,410 male students and 7,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Conway, AR are White (2,086 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (331 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (112 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Conway, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 and 87.1%), Hendrix College (258 and 8.96%), and Central Baptist College (91 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Conway, AR are General Psychology (181 and 6.28%), General Business Administration & Management (139 and 4.82%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (136 and 4.72%).

The median tuition costs in Conway, AR are $25,475 for private four year colleges, and $6,950 and $13,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Conway, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,678 (37.8% men and 62.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,678 students enrolled in Conway, AR, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,874 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Conway, AR was General Psychology with 181 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,508 degrees awarded
  2. 258 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Arkansas with 2,508 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,025 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Conway, AR, which is 0.552 times less than the 1,856 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,086 degrees mean that there were 6.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,475) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,828) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,294) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Conway, AR was $223,900 in 2022, which is 0.794 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,800 to $223,900, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Conway, AR is 44%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Conway, AR have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Conway, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Conway, AR is $54,036. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Conway, AR was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $107,540, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 310.01, with respective values of $76,304 and $69,231.

Property

$223,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,581
$11,186
Median Property Taxes
±$835

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Conway, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

44%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44% of the housing units in Conway, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304.01
  2. Census Tract 306
  3. Census Tract 310.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Conway, AR was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $107,540, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 310.01, with respective values of $76,304 and $69,231.

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

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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.
$54,036
Median Household Income
± $3,429
25.5k
Number of Households
± 1,377

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.5k households in Conway, AR grew to $54,036 from the previous year's value of $48,104.

The following chart displays the households in Conway, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Conway, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.49%)
  3. Carpooled (6.82%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Conway, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.49%) and those who carpooled to work (6.82%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Conway, AR have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Conway, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Conway, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Conway, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Conway, AR (11.5k out of 60.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Conway, 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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Health

91.2% of the population of Conway, AR has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 9.53% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1863 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2489 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 602 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,826 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Faulkner County, AR

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see an average of 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1,863 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 34.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.79%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
9.53%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Conway, AR declined by 2.85% from 9.05% to 8.79%.

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