Lincoln County, AR

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Population

13,885

0.359% decline

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$38,873

20.1% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

3,359

1.85% growth

Median Property Value

$66,100

1.69% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, AR had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $38,873. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, AR declined from 13,935 to 13,885, a -0.359% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,369 to $38,873, a 20.1% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, AR is 64.6% White Alone, 31.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.59% Hispanic or Latino. 2.78% of the people in Lincoln County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, AR is $66,100, and the homeownership rate is 75%. Most people in Lincoln County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, AR employs 3.36k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), Manufacturing (489 people), and Retail Trade (465 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,591), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,364), and Finance & Insurance ($48,958).

Median household income in Lincoln County, AR is $38,873. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,873

2017 value

± $8,291

20.1%

1 Year Growth

± 19.9%

Households in Lincoln County, AR have a median annual income of $38,873, 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 $32,369 in 2016, which represents a 20.1% 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 Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln 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 9604

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, AR was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $40,592, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $31,721 and $30,284.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, AR (1.62k out of 9.07k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,132 ± 216

  2. Black

    480 ± 107

  3. Hispanic

    76 ± 86

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

3.36k

2017 Value

± 403

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, AR grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 3.3k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (408 people), Production Occupations (364 people), and Management Occupations (263 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (408 people), Production Occupations (364 people), and Management Occupations (263 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.7 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.91 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,893), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,544).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.36k

2017 Value

± 403

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, AR grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 3.3k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), Manufacturing (489 people), and Retail Trade (465 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), Manufacturing (489 people), and Retail Trade (465 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.76 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.98 times), and Manufacturing (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,591), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,364), and Finance & Insurance ($48,958).

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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.

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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

90.5% of the population of Lincoln County, AR has health coverage, with 30.6% on employee plans, 27.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, AR see 6910 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (6985 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13705 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 914 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

6,910 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, AR see an average of 6,910 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (6,985 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

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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

9.53%

Uninsured

30.6%

Employer Coverage

27.7%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, AR declined by 24.8% from 12.7% to 9.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln 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

Lincoln County, AR is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Lincoln County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, AR is composed of 8.96k White Alone residents (64.6%), 4.33k Black or African American Alone residents (31.1%), 499 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.59%), 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.375%), 46 Two or More Races residents (0.331%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincoln County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (357 speakers), German (13 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, AR was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Lincoln County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, AR residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.09% of Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, AR was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Lincoln County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, AR was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.96k ± 3

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.33k ± 63

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    499 ± 141

In 2017, there were 2.07 times more White Alone residents (8.96k people) in Lincoln County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.33k Black or African American Alone and 499 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 Lincoln County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    357 speakers (2.66%)

  2. German

    13 speakers (0.0968%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    4 speakers (0.0298%)

2.78% of Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.66% of the overall population of Lincoln County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.0968% speak German and 0.0298% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    233 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    125 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    108 ± 50

Lincoln County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, AR was $66,100 in 2017, which is 0.304 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,000 to $66,100, a 1.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, AR is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, AR have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln 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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$38,873

Median Household Income

± $8,291

3.93k

Number of Households

± 392

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.93k households in Lincoln County, AR grew to $38,873 from the previous year's value of $32,369.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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

$66,100

2017 Median

± $7,512

$65,000

2016 Median

± $6,610

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, AR grew to to $66,100 from the previous year's value of $65,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75% of the housing units in Lincoln County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, AR have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Lincoln County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.67%

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

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