Drew County, AR

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Population

18,620

0.364% decline

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$36,092

9.07% growth

Poverty Rate

24.4%


Number of Employees

7,629

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$93,200

1.06% decline

About

In 2017, Drew County, AR had a population of 18.6k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $36,092. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Drew County, AR declined from 18,688 to 18,620, a -0.364% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,092 to $36,092, a 9.07% increase.

The population of Drew County, AR is 66.9% White Alone, 28.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.07% Hispanic or Latino. 3.01% of the people in Drew County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Drew County, AR are University of Arkansas at Monticello (1,032 degrees awarded in 2016) and Margaret's Hair Academy Inc (20 degrees).

The median property value in Drew County, AR is $93,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Drew County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Drew County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Drew County, AR employs 7.63k people. The largest industries in Drew County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), Educational Services (1,232 people), and Retail Trade (1,004 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,552), Wholesale Trade ($51,111), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,862).

Median household income in Drew County, AR is $36,092. Males in Drew 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 Drew County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,092

2017 value

± $2,533

9.07%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Drew County, AR have a median annual income of $36,092, 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 $33,092 in 2016, which represents a 9.07% 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 Drew 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 Drew 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Drew 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 4905

  2. Census Tract 4901

  3. Census Tract 4903

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Drew County, AR was Census Tract 4905 with a value of $43,152, followed by Census Tract 4901 and Census Tract 4903, with respective values of $39,722 and $29,518.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Drew County, AR (4.25k out of 17.4k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    2,146 ± 326

  2. White

    1,980 ± 296

  3. Hispanic

    269 ± 111

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

7.63k

2017 Value

± 650

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Drew County, AR grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 7.4k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Drew County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,157 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (962 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (764 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Drew County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Drew County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,157 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (962 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (764 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Drew County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.19 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.13 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Drew County, AR, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,125), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,433), and Management Occupations ($61,068).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.63k

2017 Value

± 650

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Drew County, AR grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 7.4k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Drew County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), Educational Services (1,232 people), and Retail Trade (1,004 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Drew County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Drew 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 Drew County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), Educational Services (1,232 people), and Retail Trade (1,004 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Drew County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.19 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.74 times), and Public Administration (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Drew County, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,552), Wholesale Trade ($51,111), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,862).

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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

91.4% of the population of Drew County, AR has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Drew County, AR see 1565 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.838% increase from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4663 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 162 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

1,565 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Drew County, AR see an average of 1,565 patients per year. This represents a 0.838% increase from the previous year (1,552 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

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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

8.58%

Uninsured

38.4%

Employer Coverage

26%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Drew County, AR declined by 32.5% from 12.7% to 8.58%.

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

Drew County, AR is home to a population of 18.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.25% of Drew County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Drew County, AR is composed of 12.5k White Alone residents (66.9%), 5.36k Black or African American Alone residents (28.8%), 571 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.07%), 179 Two or More Races residents (0.961%), 31 Asian Alone residents (0.166%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0967%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Drew County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (443 speakers), African Languages (29 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (27 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Drew County, AR was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Drew County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Drew County, AR residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.25% of Drew 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 Drew County, AR was 1.11%, 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 Drew County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Drew County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Drew County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Drew County, AR was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.5k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.36k ± 100

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    571 ± 166

In 2017, there were 2.33 times more White Alone residents (12.5k people) in Drew County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.36k Black or African American Alone and 571 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 Drew County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    443 speakers (2.52%)

  2. African Languages

    29 speakers (0.165%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    27 speakers (0.153%)

3.01% of Drew 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 Drew County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.52% of the overall population of Drew County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.165% speak African Languages and 0.153% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    347 ± 88

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    174 ± 123

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    104 ± 79

Drew County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Drew County, AR awarded 1,052 degrees. The student population of Drew County, AR is skewed towards women, with 1,609 male students and 2,315 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Drew County, AR are White (713 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (256 and 24.6%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 3.36%), and Two or More Races (30 and 2.88%).

The largest universities in Drew County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Monticello (1,032 and 98.1%) and Margaret's Hair Academy Inc (20 and 1.9%).

The most popular majors in Drew County, AR are General Studies (230 and 21.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (53 and 5.04%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (50 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Drew County, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,650 and $10,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Drew County, AR was Registered Nursing with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Drew County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,032 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

$4,650

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Drew County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Monticello with 1,032 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

420

Degrees Awarded to Men

632

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 420 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Drew County, AR, which is 0.665 times less than the 632 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    713 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    256 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Drew County, AR were to White students. These 713 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 256 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Drew County, AR was $93,200 in 2017, which is 0.428 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,200 to $93,200, a 1.06% decrease. The homeownership rate in Drew County, AR is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Drew County, AR have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Drew 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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$36,092

Median Household Income

± $2,533

7.04k

Number of Households

± 560

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.04k households in Drew County, AR grew to $36,092 from the previous year's value of $33,092.

The following chart displays the households in Drew 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$93,200

2017 Median

± $6,570

$94,200

2016 Median

± $7,911

In 2017, the median property value in Drew County, AR declined from to $93,200 from the previous year's value of $94,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2017 Homeownership

62.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.7% of the housing units in Drew County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Drew County, AR have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in Drew County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Walked

    2.89%

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

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