Faulkner County, AR

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Population

121,282

0.718% growth

Median Age

32.3


Median Household Income

$50,316

1.09% decline

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

57,306

0.35% growth

Median Property Value

$153,500

2.4% growth

About

In 2017, Faulkner County, AR had a population of 121k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $50,316. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Faulkner County, AR grew from 120,417 to 121,282, a 0.718% increase and its median household income declined from $50,872 to $50,316, a -1.09% decrease.

The population of Faulkner County, AR is 80.6% White Alone, 11.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4% Hispanic or Latino. 4.44% of the people in Faulkner County, AR speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Faulkner County, AR are University of Central Arkansas (2,280 degrees awarded in 2016), Hendrix College (303 degrees), and Central Baptist College (124 degrees).

The median property value in Faulkner County, AR is $153,500, and the homeownership rate is 62.3%. Most people in Faulkner County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Faulkner County, AR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Faulkner County, AR employs 57.3k people. The largest industries in Faulkner County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,861 people), Retail Trade (7,625 people), and Educational Services (6,859 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,500), Utilities ($61,761), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,962).

Median household income in Faulkner County, AR is $50,316. Males in Faulkner 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 Faulkner County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,316

2017 value

± $2,016

-1.09%

1 Year Growth

± 5.84%

Households in Faulkner County, AR have a median annual income of $50,316, 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 $50,872 in 2016, which represents a -1.09% 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 Faulkner 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 Faulkner 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 Faulkner 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 304.01

  2. Census Tract 305.01

  3. Census Tract 304.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Faulkner County, AR was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $76,563, followed by Census Tract 305.01 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $72,612 and $71,890.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Faulkner County, AR (19k out of 116k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    13,371 ± 882

  2. Black

    3,118 ± 440

  3. Hispanic

    1,812 ± 321

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Faulkner 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

57.3k

2017 Value

± 1,766

0.35%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Faulkner County, AR grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 57.1k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Faulkner County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,401 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,977 people), and Management Occupations (5,203 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Faulkner County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Faulkner County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,401 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,977 people), and Management Occupations (5,203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Faulkner County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.23 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.22 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Faulkner County, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,168).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.3k

2017 Value

± 1,766

0.35%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Faulkner County, AR grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 57.1k employees to 57.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Faulkner County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,861 people), Retail Trade (7,625 people), and Educational Services (6,859 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Faulkner County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Faulkner 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 Faulkner County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,861 people), Retail Trade (7,625 people), and Educational Services (6,859 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Faulkner County, AR has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.93 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.73 times), and Educational Services (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Faulkner County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,500), Utilities ($61,761), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,962).

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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

89.2% of the population of Faulkner County, AR has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 9.11% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see 1993 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.994% decrease from the previous year (2013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2546 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 933 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

1993 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see an average of 1993 patients per year. This represents a 0.994% decrease from the previous year (2013 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

10.8%

Uninsured

46.6%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

9.11%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Faulkner County, AR declined by 7.58% from 11.7% to 10.8%.

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

Faulkner County, AR is home to a population of 121k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.14% of Faulkner County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Faulkner County, AR is composed of 97.8k White Alone residents (80.6%), 13.8k Black or African American Alone residents (11.4%), 4.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (4%), 2.36k Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 1.55k Asian Alone residents (1.28%), 384 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.317%), 365 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.301%), and 159 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.131%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Faulkner County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,738 speakers), Urdu (436 speakers), and Chinese (373 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Faulkner County, AR was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Faulkner County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Faulkner County, AR residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.14% of Faulkner 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 Faulkner County, AR was 2.87%, 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 Faulkner County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Faulkner County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Faulkner County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Faulkner County, AR was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.8k ± 478

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.8k ± 400

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.86k ± 648

In 2017, there were 7.08 times more White Alone residents (97.8k people) in Faulkner County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Black or African American Alone and 4.86k 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 Faulkner County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,738 speakers (2.46%)

  2. Urdu

    436 speakers (0.392%)

  3. Chinese

    373 speakers (0.335%)

4.44% of Faulkner 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 Faulkner County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.46% of the overall population of Faulkner County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.392% speak Urdu and 0.335% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,397 ± 262

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,428 ± 239

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,195 ± 211

Faulkner County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Faulkner County, AR awarded 2,744 degrees. The student population of Faulkner County, AR is skewed towards women, with 5,483 male students and 8,223 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Faulkner County, AR are White (2,082 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (299 and 11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (96 and 3.63%), and Asian (55 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Faulkner County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Arkansas (2,280 and 83.1%), Hendrix College (303 and 11%), and Central Baptist College (124 and 4.52%).

The most popular majors in Faulkner County, AR are General Psychology (177 and 6.45%), General Biological Sciences (137 and 4.99%), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (113 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Faulkner County, AR are $27,795 for private four year colleges, and $6,223 and $12,446 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 124 degrees awarded

  2. 74 degrees awarded

  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Faulkner County, AR was General Biological Sciences with 124 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,280 degrees awarded

  2. 303 degrees awarded

  3. 124 degrees awarded

$6,223

Median In-State Public

$27,795

Median Private

In 2016, the Faulkner County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Arkansas with 2,280 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

992

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,752

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 992 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Faulkner County, AR, which is 0.566 times less than the 1,752 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

    2,082 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    96 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Faulkner County, AR were to White students. These 2,082 degrees mean that there were 6.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Faulkner County, AR was $153,500 in 2017, which is 0.705 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,900 to $153,500, a 2.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Faulkner County, AR is 62.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Faulkner County, AR have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Faulkner 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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$50,316

Median Household Income

± $2,016

43.8k

Number of Households

± 1,440

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.8k households in Faulkner County, AR declined from $50,316 from the previous year's value of $50,872.

The following chart displays the households in Faulkner 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,500

2017 Median

± $2,814

$149,900

2016 Median

± $3,335

In 2017, the median property value in Faulkner County, AR grew to to $153,500 from the previous year's value of $149,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Faulkner 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 Faulkner County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.3%

2017 Homeownership

62.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.3% of the housing units in Faulkner County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Faulkner County, AR have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Faulkner County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.41%

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

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