Harrison, AR

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Population

45,110

0.395% decline

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$40,250

6.23% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Number of Employees

18,887

3.13% growth

Median Property Value

$111,800

3.61% growth

About

In 2017, Harrison, AR had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $40,250. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison, AR declined from 45,289 to 45,110, a -0.395% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,889 to $40,250, a 6.23% increase.

The population of Harrison, AR is 94.2% White Alone, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.54% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Harrison, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison, AR are North Arkansas College (663 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Harrison, AR is $111,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Harrison, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harrison, AR employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Harrison, AR are Manufacturing (2,159 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,092 people), and Retail Trade (2,061 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,457), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,913), and Information ($40,192).

Median household income in Harrison, AR is $40,250. Males in Harrison, 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 Harrison, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,250

2017 value

± $1,295

6.23%

1 Year Growth

± 5.03%

Households in Harrison, AR have a median annual income of $40,250, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,889 in 2016, which represents a 6.23% 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 Harrison, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $67,164, followed by Saline County, AR and Lonoke County, AR, with respective values of $63,084 and $53,782.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison, AR (7.16k out of 44.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    6,659 ± 560

  2. Two Or More

    281 ± 134

  3. Native American

    140 ± 145

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

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

18.9k

2017 Value

± 985

3.13%

1 Year growth

± 7.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison, AR grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 18.3k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,798 people), and Management Occupations (1,637 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,798 people), and Management Occupations (1,637 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Harrison, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.28 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.78 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,542), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,813), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.9k

2017 Value

± 985

3.13%

1 Year growth

± 7.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison, AR grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 18.3k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison, AR, are Manufacturing (2,159 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,092 people), and Retail Trade (2,061 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Harrison, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,159 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,092 people), and Retail Trade (2,061 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Harrison, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.04 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.43 times), and Utilities (2.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($43,457), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,913), and Information ($40,192).

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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. $29.2B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $9.32B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $29.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($19.1B) and Mixed freight ($9.32B).

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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$166B

2020 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $166B. This is expected to increase 37.4% 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. $14.7B

  2. $12.5B

  3. $8.78B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $14.7B, followed by Texas with $12.5B and Missouri and $8.78B.

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Harrison, AR has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrison, 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

8.88%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

23.4%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison, AR declined by 24.7% from 11.8% to 8.88%.

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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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

Harrison, AR is home to a population of 45.1k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.769% of Harrison, AR residents were born outside of the country (347 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrison, AR is composed of 42.5k White Alone residents (94.2%), 974 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.16%), 696 Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 516 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.14%), 231 Asian Alone residents (0.512%), 144 Black or African American Alone residents (0.319%), 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0709%), and 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00222%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison, AR was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Harrison, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison, AR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.769%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

347 people

0.813%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

368 people

As of 2017, 0.769% of Harrison, AR residents (347 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison, AR was 0.813%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Harrison, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison, AR was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.5k ± 2

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    974 ± 126

  3. Two or More Races

    696 ± 170

In 2017, there were 43.7 times more White Alone residents (42.5k people) in Harrison, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 974 Hispanic or Latino and 696 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 Harrison, AR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,584 ± 213

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    699 ± 181

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    529 ± 182

Harrison, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Harrison, AR awarded 663 degrees. The student population of Harrison, AR is skewed towards women, with 727 male students and 1,094 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison, AR are White (593 and 89.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (41 and 6.18%), Two or More Races (26 and 3.92%), and Asian (1 and 0.151%).

The largest universities in Harrison, AR by number of degrees awarded are North Arkansas College (663 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Harrison, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (148 and 22.3%), General Studies (44 and 6.64%), and Welding Technology (42 and 6.33%).

The median tuition costs in Harrison, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Harrison, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 113 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

663 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Harrison, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Arkansas College with 663 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

305

Degrees Awarded to Men

358

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 305 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison, AR, which is 0.852 times less than the 358 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Harrison, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    593 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    26 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harrison, AR were to White students. These 593 degrees mean that there were 14.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison, AR was $111,800 in 2017, which is 0.487 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,900 to $111,800, a 3.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison, AR is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison, AR have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$111,800

2017 Median

± $4,267

$107,900

2016 Median

± $4,574

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison, AR grew to to $111,800 from the previous year's value of $107,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison, 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 Harrison, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,250

Median Household Income

± $1,295

18k

Number of Households

± 857

In 2017, the median household income of the 18k households in Harrison, AR grew to $40,250 from the previous year's value of $37,889.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrison, AR 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.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Harrison, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison, AR have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Harrison, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrison, AR was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.02%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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