Hot Spring County, AR

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Population

33,480

0.12% growth

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$40,626

4.61% decline

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

13,378

0.793% decline

Median Property Value

$88,900

3.86% growth

About

In 2017, Hot Spring County, AR had a population of 33.5k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $40,626. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hot Spring County, AR grew from 33,440 to 33,480, a 0.12% increase and its median household income declined from $42,589 to $40,626, a -4.61% decrease.

The population of Hot Spring County, AR is 82.8% White Alone, 10.9% Black or African American Alone, and 3.37% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hot Spring County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hot Spring County, AR are College of the Ouachitas (635 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hot Spring County, AR is $88,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Hot Spring County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hot Spring County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hot Spring County, AR employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Hot Spring County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,230 people), Manufacturing (1,800 people), and Retail Trade (1,619 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,583), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,281), and Utilities ($60,948).

Median household income in Hot Spring County, AR is $40,626. Males in Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,626

2017 value

± $1,975

-4.61%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Hot Spring County, AR have a median annual income of $40,626, 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 $42,589 in 2016, which represents a -4.61% 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 Hot Spring County, 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 201

  2. Census Tract 205

  3. Census Tract 206

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hot Spring County, AR was Census Tract 201 with a value of $53,068, followed by Census Tract 205 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $48,279 and $43,083.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hot Spring County, AR (4.94k out of 31.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    4,049 ± 448

  2. Black

    762 ± 242

  3. Hispanic

    220 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hot Spring County, 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

13.4k

2017 Value

± 848

-0.793%

1 Year decline

± 8.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hot Spring County, AR declined at a rate of -0.793%, from 13.5k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hot Spring County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,838 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,130 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hot Spring County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hot Spring County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,838 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,130 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hot Spring County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hot Spring County, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,974), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($48,214), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($46,775).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k

2017 Value

± 848

-0.793%

1 Year decline

± 8.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hot Spring County, AR declined at a rate of -0.793%, from 13.5k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hot Spring County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,230 people), Manufacturing (1,800 people), and Retail Trade (1,619 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hot Spring County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,230 people), Manufacturing (1,800 people), and Retail Trade (1,619 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hot Spring County, AR has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.11 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.66 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hot Spring County, AR, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,583), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,281), and Utilities ($60,948).

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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

89% of the population of Hot Spring County, AR has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hot Spring County, AR see 4775 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.168% increase from the previous year (4767 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 586 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

4,775 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hot Spring County, AR see an average of 4,775 patients per year. This represents a 0.168% increase from the previous year (4,767 patients).

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

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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

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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

11%

Uninsured

37.8%

Employer Coverage

23.1%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hot Spring County, AR declined by 6.11% from 11.8% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hot Spring County, 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

Hot Spring County, AR is home to a population of 33.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.21% of Hot Spring County, AR residents were born outside of the country (406 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hot Spring County, AR is composed of 27.7k White Alone residents (82.8%), 3.67k Black or African American Alone residents (10.9%), 1.13k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.37%), 770 Two or More Races residents (2.3%), 102 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.305%), 93 Asian Alone residents (0.278%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hot Spring County, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hot Spring County, AR was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Hot Spring County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hot Spring County, AR residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

406 people

1.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

357 people

As of 2017, 1.21% of Hot Spring County, AR residents (406 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 Hot Spring County, AR was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Hot Spring County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hot Spring County, AR was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.7k ± 80

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.67k ± 246

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.13k ± 362

In 2017, there were 7.56 times more White Alone residents (27.7k people) in Hot Spring County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.67k Black or African American Alone and 1.13k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hot Spring County, 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

    1,124 ± 196

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    364 ± 137

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    198 ± 97

Hot Spring County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hot Spring County, AR awarded 635 degrees. The student population of Hot Spring County, AR is skewed towards women, with 570 male students and 758 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hot Spring County, AR are White (483 and 76.1%), followed by Black or African American (95 and 15%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 4.72%), and Two or More Races (24 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Hot Spring County, AR by number of degrees awarded are College of the Ouachitas (635 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hot Spring County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (124 and 19.5%), Electromechanical Technology (81 and 12.8%), and Registered Nursing (68 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Hot Spring County, 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. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hot Spring County, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hot Spring County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

635 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hot Spring County, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Ouachitas with 635 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

237

Degrees Awarded to Men

398

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 237 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hot Spring County, AR, which is 0.595 times less than the 398 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    483 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hot Spring County, AR were to White students. These 483 degrees mean that there were 5.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hot Spring County, AR was $88,900 in 2017, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $88,900, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Hot Spring County, AR is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hot Spring County, AR have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hot Spring County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,626

Median Household Income

± $1,975

12.3k

Number of Households

± 752

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Hot Spring County, AR declined from $40,626 from the previous year's value of $42,589.

The following chart displays the households in Hot Spring 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,900

2017 Median

± $4,236

$85,600

2016 Median

± $3,990

In 2017, the median property value in Hot Spring County, AR grew to to $88,900 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hot Spring County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Hot Spring County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hot Spring County, 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 Hot Spring County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hot Spring County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hot Spring County, AR have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Hot Spring County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Walked

    1.43%

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

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