Harrison, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
44,905
0.261% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43
0.463% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
0.493% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,078
8.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,600
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,122
1.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Harrison, AR had a population of 44.9k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $52,078. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harrison, AR grew from 44,788 to 44,905, a 0.261% increase and its median household income grew from $47,989 to $52,078, a 8.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), Other (Hispanic) (0.497%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.481%).

None of the households in Harrison, 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.

99.4% of the residents in Harrison, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison, AR are North Arkansas College (623 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Harrison, AR was $158,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Harrison, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harrison, AR is home to a population of 44.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.13% of Harrison, AR residents were born outside of the country (508 people).

In 2022, there were 29.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Harrison, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 767 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Harrison, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison, AR was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.7k ± 98
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 191
  3. White (Hispanic)
    767 ± 159
2.72%
Hispanic Population
1.22k people

In 2022, there were 29.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Harrison, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 767 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.72% of the people in Harrison, AR are hispanic (1.22k people).

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

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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

1.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
508 people
1.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
608 people

As of 2022, 1.13% of Harrison, AR residents (508 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 Harrison, AR was 1.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,070 ± 187
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    620 ± 212
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    419 ± 171

Harrison, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Harrison, AR employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Harrison, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,774 people), Manufacturing (2,592 people), and Retail Trade (2,341 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($56,905), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,547), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,813).

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

19.1k
2022 Value
± 1,135
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 8.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison, AR grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 18.9k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,298 people), and Production Occupations (2,052 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.1k
2022 Value
± 1,135
1.01%
1 Year growth
± 8.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison, AR grew at a rate of 1.01%, from 18.9k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,774 people), Manufacturing (2,592 people), and Retail Trade (2,341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison, AR, though some of these residents may live in Harrison, 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

$40,436
Median earning men ± $2,824
$28,959
Median earning women ± $1,962

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($56,964), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,946), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,401).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,279), Information ($38,750), and Manufacturing ($32,271).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 411
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 271
    Manufacturing
  3. 267
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Harrison, AR awarded 623 degrees. The student population of Harrison, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 836 male students and 1,020 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison, AR are White (522 and 84.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (44 and 7.09%), Two or More Races (26 and 4.19%), and Black or African American (11 and 1.77%).

The largest universities in Harrison, AR by number of degrees awarded are North Arkansas College (623 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Harrison, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (67 and 10.8%), General Studies (60 and 9.63%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (53 and 8.51%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,856 students enrolled in Harrison, AR, 45% men and 55% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,495 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Harrison, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 63 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
623 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Arkansas College with 623 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 300 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison, AR, which is 0.929 times less than the 323 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 522 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,664) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($744) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,307) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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.

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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison, AR was $158,600 in 2022, which is 0.563 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,800 to $158,600, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison, AR is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harrison, AR have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison, AR is $52,078. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

Property

$158,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,946
$12,812
Median Property Taxes
±$793

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

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

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Harrison, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

The following map shows all of the counties in Harrison, 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.
$52,078
Median Household Income
± $2,933
18.1k
Number of Households
± 993

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.1k households in Harrison, AR grew to $52,078 from the previous year's value of $47,989.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison, 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 (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.46%)
  3. Carpooled (8.45%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Harrison, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.46%) and those who carpooled to work (8.45%).

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

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison, AR have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Harrison, 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 Harrison, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison, AR (5.68k out of 44.2k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

92.8% of the population of Harrison, AR has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.19%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison, AR grew by 5.33% from 6.83% to 7.19%.

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

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