Franklin County, AR

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2021 Population
17,159
3.52% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
41.2
1.44% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
22.8%
2.65% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$42,128
12.2% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$99,900
3.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Franklin County, AR had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $42,128.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.82%), White (Hispanic) (2.06%), Other (Hispanic) (0.851%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.828%).

None of the households in Franklin County, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Franklin County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Franklin County, AR was $99,900, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Franklin County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Franklin County, AR is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 0.659% of Franklin County, AR residents were born outside of the country (113 people).

In 2021, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Franklin County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 827 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 354 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2021 Citizenship
99.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.6% of Franklin County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.4k ± 293
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    827 ± 312
  3. White (Hispanic)
    354 ± 171
3.43%
Hispanic Population
589 people

In 2021, there were 18.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Franklin County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 827 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 354 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.43% of the people in Franklin County, AR are hispanic (589 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.659%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
113 people
0.804%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
143 people

As of 2021, 0.659% of Franklin County, AR residents (113 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    495 ± 189
  2. Vietnam
    454 ± 115
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    100 ± 69

Franklin County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Franklin County, AR employs 6.82k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, AR are Manufacturing (1,643 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (806 people), and Educational Services (688 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($82,857), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,947), and Utilities ($65,195).

Occupations

6.82k
2021 Value
± 600
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

In 2021, there were 6.82k employees (± 600) in Franklin County, AR.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, AR, are Production Occupations (964 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (688 people), and Management Occupations (576 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.82k
2021 Value
± 600
−1.07%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

In 2021, there were 6.82k employees (± 600) in Franklin County, AR.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,643 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (806 people), and Educational Services (688 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, 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

$37,992
Median earning men ± $5,409
$27,876
Median earning women ± $1,805

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($84,643), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,786), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,345).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Information ($84,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,375), and Public Administration ($36,479).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 80
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 79
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 56
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $14.8B
  2. $14.6B
  3. $9.99B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $14.8B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.6B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.99B).

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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$142B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
90.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $142B. This is expected to increase 90.7% 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. $11.3B
  2. $7.08B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.3B, followed by Mississippi with $7.08B 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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.2%), followed by Other (1.19%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.862% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (802k), Some college (542k), and Secondary Education (364k).

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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The median property value in Franklin County, AR was $99,900 in 2021, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $96,900 to $99,900, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, AR is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Franklin County, AR have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$99,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$10,392
$4,726
Median Property Taxes
±$454

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 Franklin County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
N/A
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In N/A, 72.6% of the housing units in Franklin County, AR were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$42,128
Median Household Income
± $5,828
6.72k
Number of Households
± 582

In 2021, the median household income of the 6.72k households in Franklin County, AR was $42,128.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2021, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0627% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (84.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.4%)

In 2021, 84.5% of workers in Franklin County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.93%) and those who worked at home (2.4%).

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

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, AR have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.75% of the workforce in Franklin County, 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 Franklin County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, AR (3.86k out of 16.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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93.6% of the population of Franklin County, AR has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 29.4% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 3.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AR see 3543 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.533% decrease from the previous year (3562 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5966 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 17897 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,543 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, AR

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, AR see an average of 3,543 patients per year. This represents a 0.533% decrease from the previous year (3,562 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.36%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
29.4%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
3.47%
Military or VA

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.3 in Franklin County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in Franklin County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.8% in Franklin County, AR.

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