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-1.77% decline
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-4.43% decline
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-6.71% decline
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4.22% growth


The economy of Desha County, AR employs 4,355 people. The economy of Desha County, AR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 9.93; 1.87; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Desha County, AR are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (583), Retail trade (561), and Educational Services (539), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,734), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($44,479), and Finance & Insurance ($40,417).

Median household income in Desha County, AR is $27,197. Males in Desha County, AR have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,149. The income inequality of Desha County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Desha County, AR. In Desha County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,332. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Desha County, AR is home to a population of 12,379 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Desha County, AR is composed of 5,922 Black residents (47.8%), 5,740 White residents (46.4%), 575 Hispanic residents (4.64%), 125 Two+ residents (1.01%), and 10 Other residents (0.08%). The most common foreign languages in Desha County, AR are Spanish (483 speakers), Chinese (19 speakers), and French Creole (13 speakers), but compared to other places, Desha County, AR has a relative high number of Other (11 speakers), Laotian (9 speakers), and Other West Germanic (6 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR awarded 1,226 degrees. The student population of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is skewed towards females, with 485 male students and 741 female students. Most students in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (809 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (326 and 26.6%), Hispanic or Latino (48 and 3.92%), and Two or more races (18 and 1.47%). The largest universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR by number of graduates are University of Arkansas at Monticello (1,199 and 97.8%), Margaret's Hair Academy Inc (19 and 1.55%), and Crossett School of Cosmetology (8 and 0.65%). The most popular majors in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are General Studies (265 and 21.6%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (58 and 4.73%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (18 and 1.47%). The median tuition costs in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,500 and $10,350 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Desha County, AR is $59,300, which is 0.3 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $56,900 to $59,300, a 4.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Desha County, AR is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Desha County, AR have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Desha County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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