Howard County, AR

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Population
13,389
0.616% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Median Age
38.8

Poverty Rate
19.2%

Median Household Income
$35,900
3.01% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$92,500
1.7% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
5,559
0.018% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Howard County, AR had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $35,900. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Howard County, AR declined from 13,472 to 13,389, a -0.616% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,851 to $35,900, a 3.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.58%), White (Hispanic) (2.32%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%). 0% of the households in Howard County, AR speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.4% of the residents in Howard County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Howard County, AR was $92,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%. Most people in Howard County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Howard County, AR was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Howard County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 67.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.9%), followed by Other (3.55%). The most partisan county was Polk County, AR with 80.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Howard County, AR
67.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 80.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Polk County, AR with 80.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Howard County, AR is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.8% of Howard County, AR residents were born outside of the country (776 people).

In 2018, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.65k people) in Howard County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.65k ± 11
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.76k ± 83
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 194
12.2%
Hispanic Population
1.63k people

In 2018, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.65k people) in Howard County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Howard County, AR are hispanic (1.63k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
776 people
5.21%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
702 people

As of 2018, 5.8% of Howard County, AR residents (776 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Howard County, AR was 5.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Howard County, AR was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Howard County, AR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Howard County, AR residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    60,028 ± 5,955 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,906 ± 2,990 people
  3. India
    8,724 ± 2,290 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 60,028 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,906 and India with 8,724.

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Citizenship

95.4%
2018 Citizenship
95.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.4% of Howard County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Howard County, AR was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    326 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 80
  3. Korea
    95 ± 53

Howard County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Howard County, AR is $35,900. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Howard County, AR was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $43,348, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $41,220 and $30,417.

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,995. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Howard County, AR employs 5.56k people. The largest industries in Howard County, AR are Manufacturing (1,505 people), Educational Services (651 people), and Retail Trade (600 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($55,688), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,450), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,891).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,900
2018 value
± $4,446
3.01%
1 Year Growth
± 14.3%

Households in Howard County, AR have a median annual income of $35,900, 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 $34,851 in 2017, which represents a 3.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,854
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $1,935
$41,995
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,371

In 2019, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $56,874 ± $11,128
  2. White
    $46,626 ± $1,304
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $42,148 ± $38,775

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Howard County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.452
2018 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.384% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Howard County, AR was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $43,348, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $41,220 and $30,417.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Howard County, 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

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Howard County, AR (2.53k out of 13.2k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 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
    1,295 ± 255
  2. Black
    836 ± 180
  3. Hispanic
    451 ± 138

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

5.56k
2018 Value
± 450
-0.018%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Howard County, AR declined at a rate of -0.018%, from 5.56k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Howard County, AR, are Production Occupations (862 people), Management Occupations (512 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Howard County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Howard County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (862 people), Management Occupations (512 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Howard County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.86 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.7 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Howard County, AR, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($54,611), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,650), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,578).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.56k
2018 Value
± 450
-0.018%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Howard County, AR declined at a rate of -0.018%, from 5.56k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Howard County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,505 people), Educational Services (651 people), and Retail Trade (600 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Howard County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Howard 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 Howard County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,505 people), Educational Services (651 people), and Retail Trade (600 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Howard County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.35 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.69 times), and Utilities (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Howard County, AR, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($55,688), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,450), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,891).

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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. $19.1B
  2. $16.5B
  3. $10.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $19.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($16.5B) and Mixed freight ($10.9B).

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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$154B
2018 Value in Arkansas
$263B
Projected 2045 Value in Arkansas
71% growth

In 2018, total outbound Arkansas trade was $154B. This is expected to increase 71% to $263B 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. $12.9B
  2. $7.68B
  3. $6.49B

In 2018, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $12.9B, followed by Mississippi with $7.68B and Tennessee and $6.49B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howard County, AR was $92,500 in 2018, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $94,100 to $92,500, a 1.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Howard County, AR is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Howard County, AR have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Howard County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$92,500
2018 Median
± $6,914
$94,100
2017 Median
± $8,435

In 2018, the median property value in Howard County, AR declined from to $92,500 from the previous year's value of $94,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Howard 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 Howard County, 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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$35,900
Median Household Income
± $4,446
5.1k
Number of Households
± 411

In 2018, the median household income of the 5.1k households in Howard County, AR grew to $35,900 from the previous year's value of $34,851.

The following chart displays the households in Howard 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
2018 Homeownership
66.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.5% of the housing units in Howard County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Howard County, AR have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Howard County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2018, 79% of workers in Howard County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Howard County, AR has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Howard County, AR see 1906 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.1% decrease from the previous year (2246 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4401 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1016 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,906 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Howard County, AR

Primary care physicians in Howard County, AR see an average of 1,906 patients per year. This represents a 15.1% decrease from the previous year (2,246 patients).

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

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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 in Arkansas
$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

9.07%
Uninsured
32.9%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
2.8%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Howard County, AR declined by 22.9% from 11.8% to 9.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Howard 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. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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