Heber Springs, AR

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Population

7,079

1.26% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$40,504

5.37% decline

Poverty Rate

19.4%


Number of Employees

3,000

5.56% growth

Median Property Value

$133,100

2.2% decline

About

In 2017, Heber Springs, AR had a population of 7.08k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $40,504. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Heber Springs, AR declined from 7,169 to 7,079, a -1.26% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,801 to $40,504, a -5.37% decrease.

The population of Heber Springs, AR is 92.1% White Alone, 4.51% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.03% Asian Alone. 2.57% of the people in Heber Springs, AR speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Heber Springs, AR is $133,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Heber Springs, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Heber Springs, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Heber Springs, AR employs 3k people. The largest industries in Heber Springs, AR are Retail Trade (543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (534 people), and Manufacturing (443 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($163,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($130,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($128,542).

Median household income in Heber Springs, AR is $40,504. Males in Heber Springs, 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 Heber Springs, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,504

2017 value

± $6,643

-5.37%

1 Year Growth

± 29%

Households in Heber Springs, AR have a median annual income of $40,504, 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 $42,801 in 2016, which represents a -5.37% 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 Heber Springs, AR 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 Heber Springs, AR 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 Heber Springs, 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 4804

  2. Census Tract 4803

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Heber Springs, AR was Census Tract 4804 with a value of $45,313, followed by Census Tract 4803 and N/A, with respective values of $41,956 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Heber Springs, AR (1.35k out of 6.94k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    1,263 ± 245

  2. Black

    47 ± 81

  3. Hispanic

    32 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Heber Springs, AR is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3k

2017 Value

± 402

5.56%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Heber Springs, AR grew at a rate of 5.56%, from 2.84k employees to 3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Heber Springs, AR, are Production Occupations (284 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (275 people), and Transportation Occupations (266 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Heber Springs, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Heber Springs, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (284 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (275 people), and Transportation Occupations (266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Heber Springs, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.23 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.43 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Heber Springs, AR, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($72,536), Management Occupations ($66,776), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,929).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3k

2017 Value

± 402

5.56%

1 Year growth

± 18.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Heber Springs, AR grew at a rate of 5.56%, from 2.84k employees to 3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Heber Springs, AR, are Retail Trade (543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (534 people), and Manufacturing (443 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Heber Springs, AR, though some of these residents may live in Heber Springs, 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 Heber Springs, AR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (534 people), and Manufacturing (443 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Heber Springs, AR has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.12 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.41 times), and Utilities (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Heber Springs, AR, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($163,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($130,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($128,542).

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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 with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $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

85.2% of the population of Heber Springs, AR has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 3.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Heber Springs, 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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1522 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 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%).

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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

14.8%

Uninsured

29.3%

Employer Coverage

23.2%

Medicaid

17.1%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

3.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Heber Springs, AR declined by 15.8% from 17.5% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Heber Springs, 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

Heber Springs, AR is home to a population of 7.08k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.11% of Heber Springs, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Heber Springs, AR is composed of 6.52k White Alone residents (92.1%), 319 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.51%), 144 Asian Alone residents (2.03%), 65 Black or African American Alone residents (0.918%), 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.438%), 3 Two or More Races residents (0.0424%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Heber Springs, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (65 speakers), German (39 speakers), and Thai (27 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Heber Springs, AR was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Heber Springs, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Heber Springs, AR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.11% of Heber Springs, AR residents 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 Heber Springs, AR was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Heber Springs, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Heber Springs, AR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.52k ± 182

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    319 ± 112

  3. Asian Alone

    144 ± 138

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (6.52k people) in Heber Springs, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 319 Hispanic or Latino and 144 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    65 speakers (0.972%)

  2. German

    39 speakers (0.583%)

  3. Thai

    27 speakers (0.404%)

2.57% of Heber Springs, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Heber Springs, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.972% of the overall population of Heber Springs, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.583% speak German and 0.404% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    166 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    97 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    97 ± 88

Heber Springs, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Heber Springs, AR was $133,100 in 2017, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,100 to $133,100, a 2.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Heber Springs, AR is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Heber Springs, AR have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Heber Springs, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,504

Median Household Income

± $6,643

2.86k

Number of Households

± 378

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.86k households in Heber Springs, AR declined from $40,504 from the previous year's value of $42,801.

The following chart displays the households in Heber Springs, 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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Housing

Property Value

$133,100

2017 Median

± $9,173

$136,100

2016 Median

± $9,683

In 2017, the median property value in Heber Springs, AR declined from to $133,100 from the previous year's value of $136,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.2% of the housing units in Heber Springs, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Heber Springs, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Heber Springs, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Heber Springs, AR have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Heber Springs, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Heber Springs, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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