Fayetteville, AR

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2022 Population
95,022
3.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.5
0.352% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.2%
0.00683% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,881
9.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,300
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,624
4.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fayetteville, AR had a population of 95k people with a median age of 28.5 and a median household income of $56,881. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fayetteville, AR grew from 92,070 to 95,022, a 3.21% increase and its median household income grew from $52,111 to $56,881, a 9.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.27%), Other (Hispanic) (2.85%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%).

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 (7,274 degrees awarded in 2022), Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas (74 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville (39 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fayetteville, AR was $291,300, and the homeownership rate was 40.2%.

Most people in Fayetteville, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayetteville, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fayetteville, AR is home to a population of 95k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.67% of Fayetteville, AR residents were born outside of the country (5.39k people).

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.4k people) in Fayetteville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Fayetteville, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fayetteville, AR was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayetteville, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.4k ± 1.79k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.83k ± 1.31k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.01k ± 617
7.63%
Hispanic Population
7.25k people

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.4k people) in Fayetteville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.63% of the people in Fayetteville, AR are hispanic (7.25k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.39k people
5.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.24k people

As of 2022, 5.67% of Fayetteville, AR residents (5.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayetteville, AR was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,581 ± 357
  2. Vietnam
    891 ± 232
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    776 ± 338

Fayetteville, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fayetteville, AR employs 49.6k people. The largest industries in Fayetteville, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,643 people), Educational Services (7,615 people), and Retail Trade (6,552 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,146), Wholesale Trade ($69,078), and Utilities ($63,275).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

49.6k
2022 Value
± 2,231
4.53%
1 Year growth
± 6.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayetteville, AR grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 47.5k employees to 49.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayetteville, AR, are Management Occupations (5,305 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,194 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,925 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

49.6k
2022 Value
± 2,231
4.53%
1 Year growth
± 6.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayetteville, AR grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 47.5k employees to 49.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayetteville, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,643 people), Educational Services (7,615 people), and Retail Trade (6,552 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

$46,864
Median earning men ± $4,055
$33,874
Median earning women ± $2,134

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($75,078), Manufacturing ($65,806), and Public Administration ($59,688).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,350), Construction ($56,923), and Information ($53,226).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Fayetteville, AR awarded 7,387 degrees. The student population of Fayetteville, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,702 male students and 17,343 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayetteville, AR are White (5,392 and 77.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (610 and 8.72%), Two or More Races (294 and 4.2%), and Black or African American (286 and 4.09%).

The largest universities in Fayetteville, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas (7,274 and 98.5%), Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas (74 and 1%), and Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville (39 and 0.528%).

The most popular majors in Fayetteville, AR are Engineering & Industrial Management (384 and 5.2%), General Finance (367 and 4.97%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (342 and 4.63%).

The median tuition cost in Fayetteville, AR for a public four year colleges is $7,666 for in-state students and $25,420 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fayetteville, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,045 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,045 students enrolled in Fayetteville, AR, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 22,304 records, of which 56% were women and 44% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 351 degrees awarded
  2. 342 degrees awarded
  3. 269 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fayetteville, AR was General Finance with 351 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. 7,274 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas with 7,274 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,272 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayetteville, AR, which is 0.795 times less than the 4,115 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,392 degrees mean that there were 8.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 610 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 ($7,666) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayetteville, AR was $291,300 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $255,600 to $291,300, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayetteville, AR is 40.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fayetteville, AR have an average commute time of 18.2 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

$291,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,147
$15,984
Median Property Taxes
±$1,107

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

40.2%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.2% of the housing units in Fayetteville, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40%.

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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

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$56,881
Median Household Income
± $3,554
39.8k
Number of Households
± 1,763

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.8k households in Fayetteville, AR grew to $56,881 from the previous year's value of $52,111.

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.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.8%)
  3. Carpooled (10.1%)

In 2022, 71.5% of workers in Fayetteville, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.8%) and those who carpooled to work (10.1%).

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

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayetteville, AR have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.649% 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

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayetteville, AR (18.6k out of 87.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. 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 Two Or More 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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Health

92% of the population of Fayetteville, AR has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 6.85% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AR see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1520 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, AR

Primary care physicians in Washington County, AR see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1,295 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 40.7% between 18 and 34 years, 29.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.97%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
6.85%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayetteville, AR declined by 3.85% from 8.28% to 7.97%.

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