Dallas County, AR

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Population

7,585

1.98% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$35,794

0.137% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

2,910

2.28% decline

Median Property Value

$64,500

5.74% growth

About

In 2017, Dallas County, AR had a population of 7.59k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $35,794. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dallas County, AR declined from 7,738 to 7,585, a -1.98% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,745 to $35,794, a 0.137% increase.

The population of Dallas County, AR is 53.2% White Alone, 40% Black or African American Alone, and 3.07% Hispanic or Latino. 3.95% of the people in Dallas County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dallas County, AR is $64,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Dallas County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dallas County, AR employs 2.91k people. The largest industries in Dallas County, AR are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (342 people), and Public Administration (280 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($57,550), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,782), and Educational Services ($39,231).

Median household income in Dallas County, AR is $35,794. Males in Dallas 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 Dallas County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,794

2017 value

± $4,141

0.137%

1 Year Growth

± 16.2%

Households in Dallas County, AR have a median annual income of $35,794, 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 $35,745 in 2016, which represents a 0.137% 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 Dallas County, AR made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Dallas County, AR by number of full-time 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 Dallas 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 Dallas County, AR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas County, AR was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $42,917, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $35,764 and $30,968.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas County, AR (906 out of 6.88k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ 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. White

    500 ± 123

  2. Black

    386 ± 112

  3. Hispanic

    109 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas County, 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

2.91k

2017 Value

± 314

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas County, AR declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 2.98k employees to 2.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas County, AR, are Production Occupations (473 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (395 people), and Material Moving Occupations (188 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dallas County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (473 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (395 people), and Material Moving Occupations (188 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dallas County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.82 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.73 times), and Production Occupations (2.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dallas County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,500), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($58,150), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($39,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.91k

2017 Value

± 314

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas County, AR declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 2.98k employees to 2.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas County, AR, are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (342 people), and Public Administration (280 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Dallas 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 Dallas County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (342 people), and Public Administration (280 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dallas County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.52 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.54 times), and Utilities (2.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dallas County, AR, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($57,550), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,782), and Educational Services ($39,231).

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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

89.3% of the population of Dallas County, AR has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 18.9% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 3.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, AR see 1901 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.6% increase from the previous year (1551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3734 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 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

1,901 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dallas County, AR see an average of 1,901 patients per year. This represents a 22.6% increase from the previous year (1,551 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

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

10.7%

Uninsured

36.7%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

18.9%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

3.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas County, AR declined by 6.55% from 11.5% to 10.7%.

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

Dallas County, AR is home to a population of 7.59k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.44% of Dallas County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Dallas County, AR is composed of 4.04k White Alone residents (53.2%), 3.04k Black or African American Alone residents (40%), 233 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.07%), 124 Asian Alone residents (1.63%), 105 Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.422%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.237%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dallas County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (154 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (73 speakers), and Laotian (37 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dallas County, AR was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Dallas County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dallas County, AR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.44% of Dallas 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 Dallas County, AR was 2.42%, 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 Dallas County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Dallas County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Dallas County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas County, AR was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.04k ± 16

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.04k ± 161

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    233 ± 97.6

In 2017, there were 1.33 times more White Alone residents (4.04k people) in Dallas County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.04k Black or African American Alone and 233 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 Dallas County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    154 speakers (2.04%)

  2. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    73 speakers (0.969%)

  3. Laotian

    37 speakers (0.491%)

3.95% of Dallas 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 Dallas County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.04% of the overall population of Dallas County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.969% speak Mon-Khmer, Cambodian and 0.491% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    169 ± 57

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    102 ± 74

  3. Korea

    49 ± 45

Dallas County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas County, AR was $64,500 in 2017, which is 0.296 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,000 to $64,500, a 5.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas County, AR is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dallas County, AR have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dallas 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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$35,794

Median Household Income

± $4,141

3.14k

Number of Households

± 332

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.14k households in Dallas County, AR grew to $35,794 from the previous year's value of $35,745.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$64,500

2017 Median

± $8,635

$61,000

2016 Median

± $12,006

In 2017, the median property value in Dallas County, AR grew to to $64,500 from the previous year's value of $61,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Dallas County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas County, AR have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Dallas County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    15.4%

  3. Walked

    5.6%

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

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