Fayetteville, AR

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2020 Population
86,622
1.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
27.7
1.47% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.3%
2.43% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,350
8.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$232,100
11.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
43,660
3.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Fayetteville, AR had a population of 86.6k people with a median age of 27.7 and a median household income of $47,350. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fayetteville, AR grew from 85,166 to 86,622, a 1.71% increase and its median household income grew from $43,690 to $47,350, a 8.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.89%), Other (Hispanic) (3.99%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%).

None of the households in Fayetteville, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Fayetteville, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayetteville, AR are University of Arkansas (7,181 degrees awarded in 2020), Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville (108 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas (49 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Fayetteville, AR was $232,100, and the homeownership rate was 37.9%.

Most people in Fayetteville, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayetteville, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fayetteville, AR is home to a population of 86.6k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.84% of Fayetteville, AR residents were born outside of the country (5.06k people).

In 2020, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.9k people) in Fayetteville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.96k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2020 Citizenship
95.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.9% of Fayetteville, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fayetteville, AR was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.9k ± 1.52k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.96k ± 584
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.23k ± 947
8.14%
Hispanic Population
7.05k people

In 2020, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.9k people) in Fayetteville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.96k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.14% of the people in Fayetteville, AR are hispanic (7.05k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.84%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.06k people
6.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.81k people

As of 2020, 5.84% of Fayetteville, AR residents (5.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayetteville, AR was 6.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,223 ± 323
  2. Vietnam
    757 ± 170
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    748 ± 316

Fayetteville, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Fayetteville, AR employs 43.7k people. The largest industries in Fayetteville, AR are Educational Services (7,758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,760 people), and Retail Trade (5,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,693), Utilities ($51,463), and Manufacturing ($50,396).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

43.7k
2020 Value
± 2,096
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fayetteville, AR grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 42.4k employees to 43.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayetteville, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,799 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,794 people), and Management Occupations (4,497 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayetteville, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

43.7k
2020 Value
± 2,096
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fayetteville, AR grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 42.4k employees to 43.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayetteville, AR, are Educational Services (7,758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,760 people), and Retail Trade (5,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayetteville, AR, though some of these residents may live in Fayetteville, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,309
Median earning men ± $5,343
$30,485
Median earning women ± $2,218

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($59,236), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,342), and Public Administration ($47,087).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($78,750), Public Administration ($50,950), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,682).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Fayetteville, AR awarded 7,338 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 12,565 male students and 15,281 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayetteville, AR are White (5,478 and 78.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (583 and 8.39%), Black or African American (320 and 4.61%), and Two or More Races (235 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Fayetteville, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas (7,181 and 97.9%), Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville (108 and 1.47%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas (49 and 0.668%).

The most popular majors in Fayetteville, AR are General Marketing & Marketing Management (355 and 4.84%), General Finance (353 and 4.81%), and Registered Nursing (287 and 3.91%).

The median tuition cost in Fayetteville, AR for a public four year colleges is $7,568 for in-state students and $24,056 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Fayetteville, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 27,846 (45.1% men and 54.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 27,846 students enrolled in Fayetteville, AR, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20,260 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 355 degree-majors awarded
  2. 353 degree-majors awarded
  3. 281 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fayetteville, AR was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 355 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,181 degrees awarded
  2. 108 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas with 7,181 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,355 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayetteville, AR, which is 0.842 times less than the 3,983 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,478 degrees mean that there were 9.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 583 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,568) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,816) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Fayetteville, AR was $232,100 in 2020, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $232,100, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayetteville, AR is 37.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Fayetteville, AR have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayetteville, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$232,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,504
$13,552
Median Property Taxes
±$1,000

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fayetteville, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fayetteville, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

37.9%
Homeownership
2020
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 37.9% of the housing units in Fayetteville, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 36.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Fayetteville, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.07
  2. Census Tract 105.08

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,350
Median Household Income
± $2,750
34.5k
Number of Households
± 1,448

In 2020, the median household income of the 34.5k households in Fayetteville, AR grew to $47,350 from the previous year's value of $43,690.

The following chart displays the households in Fayetteville, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayetteville, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.24%)

In 2020, 72% of workers in Fayetteville, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (9.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayetteville, AR have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.628% of the workforce in Fayetteville, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fayetteville, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fayetteville, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayetteville, AR (17.8k out of 79.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fayetteville, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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92% of the population of Fayetteville, AR has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 5.96% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AR see 1295 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.35% increase from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1543 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,295 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, AR

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AR see an average of 1,295 patients per year. This represents a 4.35% increase from the previous year (1,241 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 41.3% between 18 and 34 years, 29.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.97%
Uninsured
57.6%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
5.96%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayetteville, AR declined by 3.56% from 8.27% to 7.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fayetteville, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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