Green Forest, AR

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Population

2,673

3.64% decline

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$40,153

5.32% growth

Poverty Rate

23.8%


Number of Employees

1,254

5.93% decline

Median Property Value

$82,500

0% growth

About

In 2017, Green Forest, AR had a population of 2.67k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $40,153. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Green Forest, AR declined from 2,774 to 2,673, a -3.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,125 to $40,153, a 5.32% increase.

The population of Green Forest, AR is 55.5% White Alone, 41.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.935% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Green Forest, AR speak a non-English language, and 86.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Green Forest, AR is $82,500, and the homeownership rate is 56.9%. Most people in Green Forest, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Green Forest, AR is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Green Forest, AR employs 1.25k people. The largest industries in Green Forest, AR are Manufacturing (629 people), Retail Trade (111 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (75 people), and the highest paying industries are Accommodation & Food Services ($130,491), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($130,491), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,229).

Median household income in Green Forest, AR is $40,153. Males in Green Forest, 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 Green Forest, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,153

2017 value

± $5,743

5.32%

1 Year Growth

± 16.8%

Households in Green Forest, AR have a median annual income of $40,153, 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 $38,125 in 2016, which represents a 5.32% 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 Green Forest, 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 9505

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Green Forest, AR was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $38,417, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Green Forest, AR (637 out of 2.67k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 16 - 17 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    514 ± 123

  2. Hispanic

    312 ± 93

  3. Other

    60 ± 59

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

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

1.25k

2017 Value

± 195

-5.93%

1 Year decline

± 22.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Green Forest, AR declined at a rate of -5.93%, from 1.33k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Green Forest, AR, are Production Occupations (484 people), Sales & Related Occupations (97 people), and Material Moving Occupations (86 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Green Forest, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Green Forest, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (484 people), Sales & Related Occupations (97 people), and Material Moving Occupations (86 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Green Forest, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (6.66 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.72 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Green Forest, AR, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($62,411), Management Occupations ($61,607), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($48,229).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.25k

2017 Value

± 195

-5.93%

1 Year decline

± 22.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Green Forest, AR declined at a rate of -5.93%, from 1.33k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Green Forest, AR, are Manufacturing (629 people), Retail Trade (111 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (75 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Green Forest, AR, though some of these residents may live in Green Forest, 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 Green Forest, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (629 people), Retail Trade (111 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (75 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Green Forest, AR has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (4.95 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.74 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Green Forest, AR, by median earnings, are Accommodation & Food Services ($130,491), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($130,491), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,229).

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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 ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($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 Green Forest, AR has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 25.7% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 7.48% on non-group plans, and 0.711% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Green Forest, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 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

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

8.57%

Uninsured

47.4%

Employer Coverage

25.7%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

7.48%

Non-Group

0.711%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Green Forest, AR declined by 33.2% from 12.8% to 8.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Green Forest, 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

Green Forest, AR is home to a population of 2.67k people, from which 86.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.6% of Green Forest, AR residents were born outside of the country (497 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Green Forest, AR is composed of 1.48k White Alone residents (55.5%), 1.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.6%), 25 Two or More Races residents (0.935%), 25 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.935%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.673%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.262%), 3 Black or African American Alone residents (0.112%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Green Forest, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.7

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Green Forest, AR was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Green Forest, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Green Forest, AR residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

497 people

23.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

657 people

As of 2017, 18.6% of Green Forest, AR residents (497 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Green Forest, AR was 23.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

86.2%

2017 Citizenship

82.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.2% of Green Forest, AR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Green Forest, AR was 82.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.48k ± 228

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.11k ± 303

  3. Two or More Races

    25 ± 31

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more White Alone residents (1.48k people) in Green Forest, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Hispanic or Latino and 25 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Green Forest, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Green Forest, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Green Forest, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Green Forest, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    37 ± 27

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    15 ± 24

  3. Korea

    7 ± 15

Green Forest, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Green Forest, AR was $82,500 in 2017, which is 0.379 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,500 to $82,500, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Green Forest, AR is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Green Forest, AR have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Green Forest, AR is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,153

Median Household Income

± $5,743

886

Number of Households

± 150

In 2017, the median household income of the 886 households in Green Forest, AR grew to $40,153 from the previous year's value of $38,125.

The following chart displays the households in Green Forest, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$82,500

2017 Median

± $7,635

$82,500

2016 Median

± $8,810

In 2017, the median property value in Green Forest, AR stayed at to $82,500 from the previous year's value of $82,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Green Forest, 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 Green Forest, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.9%

2017 Homeownership

60%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.9% of the housing units in Green Forest, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Green Forest, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Green Forest, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Green Forest, AR have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Green Forest, AR have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Green Forest, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Walked

    10.2%

  3. Carpooled

    8.17%

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

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