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Jefferson County, AR&

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-1.48% decline
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-0.14% decline
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-1.53% decline
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0.74% growth


The economy of Jefferson County, AR employs 28,119 people. The economy of Jefferson County, AR is specialized in Public Admin.; Manufacturing; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.98; 1.63; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, AR are Manufacturing (4,766), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,337), and Educational Services (3,504), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,375), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,110), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,471).

Median household income in Jefferson County, AR is $36,747. Males in Jefferson County, AR have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,863. The income inequality of Jefferson County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, AR. In Jefferson County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,616. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Jefferson County, AR is home to a population of 73,548 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, AR is composed of 40,807 Black residents (55.5%), 29,808 White residents (40.5%), 1,375 Hispanic residents (1.87%), 787 Two+ residents (1.07%), and 594 Asian residents (0.81%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, AR are Spanish (1,529 speakers), Other Indic (335 speakers), and French (155 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, AR has a relative high number of Other Indic (335 speakers), French (155 speakers), and Hmong (22 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, AR awarded 823 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, AR is skewed towards females, with 263 male students and 560 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, AR are Black or African American (582 and 70.7%), followed by White (210 and 25.5%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 1.94%), and American Indian (2 and 0.24%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, AR by number of graduates are Southeast Arkansas College (397 and 48.2%), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (377 and 45.8%), and Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing (32 and 3.89%). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, AR are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (45 and 5.47%), General Business Administration & Management (37 and 4.5%), and General Biological Sciences (36 and 4.37%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,530 and $10,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, AR is $82,000, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $81,400 to $82,000, a 0.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, AR is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, AR have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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