Crittenden County, AR

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Population

49,278

0.471% decline

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$38,558

2.15% decline

Poverty Rate

23.5%


Number of Employees

20,282

0.486% decline

Median Property Value

$106,300

3.4% growth

About

In 2017, Crittenden County, AR had a population of 49.3k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $38,558. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Crittenden County, AR declined from 49,511 to 49,278, a -0.471% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,407 to $38,558, a -2.15% decrease.

The population of Crittenden County, AR is 48.9% Black or African American Alone, 43.2% White Alone, and 4.42% Two or More Races. 2.98% of the people in Crittenden County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Crittenden County, AR are Arkansas State University Mid-South (443 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Crittenden County, AR is $106,300, and the homeownership rate is 56.7%. Most people in Crittenden County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Crittenden County, AR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Crittenden County, AR employs 20.3k people. The largest industries in Crittenden County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,355 people), Retail Trade (2,431 people), and Manufacturing (2,361 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,458), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,791), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,292).

Median household income in Crittenden County, AR is $38,558. Males in Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,558

2017 value

± $3,004

-2.15%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Crittenden County, AR have a median annual income of $38,558, 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 $39,407 in 2016, which represents a -2.15% 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 Crittenden 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 Crittenden 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Crittenden County, AR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Crittenden 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 308.06

  2. Census Tract 302.02

  3. Census Tract 308.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Crittenden County, AR was Census Tract 308.06 with a value of $92,292, followed by Census Tract 302.02 and Census Tract 308.03, with respective values of $73,371 and $70,759.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Crittenden County, AR (11.4k out of 48.6k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    8,458 ± 523

  2. White

    2,192 ± 282

  3. Two Or More

    630 ± 234

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Crittenden County, AR is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

20.3k

2017 Value

± 867

-0.486%

1 Year decline

± 6.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Crittenden County, AR declined at a rate of -0.486%, from 20.4k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Crittenden County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,872 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people), and Management Occupations (1,773 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Crittenden County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Crittenden County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,872 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people), and Management Occupations (1,773 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Crittenden County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.05 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Crittenden County, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,382), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,955), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.3k

2017 Value

± 867

-0.486%

1 Year decline

± 6.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Crittenden County, AR declined at a rate of -0.486%, from 20.4k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Crittenden County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,355 people), Retail Trade (2,431 people), and Manufacturing (2,361 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Crittenden County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,355 people), Retail Trade (2,431 people), and Manufacturing (2,361 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Crittenden County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.73 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.34 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Crittenden County, AR, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,458), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,791), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,292).

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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

89.8% of the population of Crittenden County, AR has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 9.49% on Medicare, 9.75% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Crittenden County, AR see 2720 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.3% increase from the previous year (2359 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1758 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 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

2,720 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Crittenden County, AR see an average of 2,720 patients per year. This represents a 15.3% increase from the previous year (2,359 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Crittenden 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

10.2%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

30.3%

Medicaid

9.49%

Medicare

9.75%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Crittenden County, AR declined by 11% from 11.5% to 10.2%.

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

Crittenden County, AR is home to a population of 49.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.62% of Crittenden County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Crittenden County, AR is composed of 24.1k Black or African American Alone residents (48.9%), 21.3k White Alone residents (43.2%), 2.18k Two or More Races residents (4.42%), 1.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.39%), 325 Asian Alone residents (0.66%), 140 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.284%), 62 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.126%), and 38 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0771%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Crittenden County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (912 speakers), Tagalog (105 speakers), and Chinese (66 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Crittenden County, AR was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Crittenden County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Crittenden County, AR residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.62% of Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR was 1.54%, 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 Crittenden County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Crittenden County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Crittenden County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Crittenden County, AR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    24.1k ± 529

  2. White Alone

    21.3k ± 34

  3. Two or More Races

    2.18k ± 541

In 2017, there were 1.13 times more Black or African American Alone residents (24.1k people) in Crittenden County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.3k White Alone and 2.18k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    912 speakers (1.99%)

  2. Tagalog

    105 speakers (0.229%)

  3. Chinese

    66 speakers (0.144%)

2.98% of Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.99% of the overall population of Crittenden County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.229% speak Tagalog and 0.144% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    788 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    462 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    408 ± 161

Crittenden County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Crittenden County, AR awarded 443 degrees. The student population of Crittenden County, AR is skewed towards women, with 763 male students and 1,073 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Crittenden County, AR are Black or African American (257 and 58.3%), followed by White (156 and 35.4%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 2.95%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 1.81%).

The largest universities in Crittenden County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University Mid-South (443 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Crittenden County, AR are Welding Technology (55 and 12.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (55 and 12.4%), and Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology (40 and 9.03%).

The median tuition costs in Crittenden County, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Crittenden County, AR was Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Crittenden County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

443 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Crittenden County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University Mid-South with 443 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

241

Degrees Awarded to Men

202

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 241 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Crittenden County, AR, which is 1.19 times more than the 202 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    257 degrees awarded

  2. White

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Crittenden County, AR were to Black or African American students. These 257 degrees mean that there were 1.65 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 156 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Crittenden County, AR was $106,300 in 2017, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,800 to $106,300, a 3.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Crittenden County, AR is 56.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Crittenden County, AR have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Crittenden 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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$38,558

Median Household Income

± $3,004

18.7k

Number of Households

± 796

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Crittenden County, AR declined from $38,558 from the previous year's value of $39,407.

The following chart displays the households in Crittenden 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$106,300

2017 Median

± $5,510

$102,800

2016 Median

± $5,579

In 2017, the median property value in Crittenden County, AR grew to to $106,300 from the previous year's value of $102,800.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.7%

2017 Homeownership

57.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.7% of the housing units in Crittenden County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

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

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Crittenden County, AR have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.593% of the workforce in Crittenden County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.4%

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

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