Little River County, AR

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Population

12,494

0.967% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$36,963

4.43% growth

Poverty Rate

18.8%


Number of Employees

4,623

0.879% decline

Median Property Value

$72,400

1.76% decline

About

In 2017, Little River County, AR had a population of 12.5k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $36,963. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Little River County, AR declined from 12,616 to 12,494, a -0.967% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,396 to $36,963, a 4.43% increase.

The population of Little River County, AR is 73.2% White Alone, 20.5% Black or African American Alone, and 3.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Little River County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Little River County, AR is $72,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Little River County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Little River County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Little River County, AR employs 4.62k people. The largest industries in Little River County, AR are Manufacturing (992 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (738 people), and Retail Trade (627 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,500), Utilities ($54,583), and Manufacturing ($52,500).

Median household income in Little River County, AR is $36,963. Males in Little River 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 Little River County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,963

2017 value

± $4,212

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Little River County, AR have a median annual income of $36,963, 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 $35,396 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% 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 Little River 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 303

  2. Census Tract 302

  3. Census Tract 301.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little River County, AR was Census Tract 303 with a value of $40,556, followed by Census Tract 302 and Census Tract 301.01, with respective values of $38,611 and $37,386.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little River County, AR (2.29k out of 12.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    1,410 ± 229

  2. Black

    607 ± 200

  3. Hispanic

    260 ± 125

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

4.62k

2017 Value

± 423

-0.879%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little River County, AR declined at a rate of -0.879%, from 4.66k employees to 4.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little River County, AR, are Production Occupations (715 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (578 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (346 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little River County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Little River County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (715 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (578 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (346 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Little River County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Little River County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,179), Management Occupations ($54,125), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($50,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.62k

2017 Value

± 423

-0.879%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little River County, AR declined at a rate of -0.879%, from 4.66k employees to 4.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little River County, AR, are Manufacturing (992 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (738 people), and Retail Trade (627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little River County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little River 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 Little River County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (992 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (738 people), and Retail Trade (627 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Little River County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.43 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.12 times), and Public Administration (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Little River County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,500), Utilities ($54,583), and Manufacturing ($52,500).

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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

88.9% of the population of Little River County, AR has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Little River County, AR see 4157 patients per year on average, which represents a 65.9% increase from the previous year (2506 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2490 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12451 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

4,157 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Little River County, AR see an average of 4,157 patients per year. This represents a 65.9% increase from the previous year (2,506 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%).

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

11.1%

Uninsured

34%

Employer Coverage

24%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little River County, AR declined by 15.2% from 13.1% to 11.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Little River 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

Little River County, AR is home to a population of 12.5k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.8% of Little River County, AR residents were born outside of the country (100 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Little River County, AR is composed of 9.15k White Alone residents (73.2%), 2.56k Black or African American Alone residents (20.5%), 414 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.31%), 210 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 164 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.31%), 1 Asian Alone residents (0.008%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Little River County, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Little River County, AR was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Little River County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Little River County, AR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

100 people

0.745%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

94 people

As of 2017, 0.8% of Little River County, AR residents (100 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 Little River County, AR was 0.745%, 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Little River County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Little River County, AR was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.15k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.56k ± 74

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    414 ± 207

In 2017, there were 3.57 times more White Alone residents (9.15k people) in Little River County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.56k Black or African American Alone and 414 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Little River 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 Little River County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Little River 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

    376 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    132 ± 86

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    118 ± 96

Little River County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Little River County, AR was $72,400 in 2017, which is 0.333 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,700 to $72,400, a 1.76% decrease. The homeownership rate in Little River County, AR is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Little River County, AR have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Little River 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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$36,963

Median Household Income

± $4,212

5.3k

Number of Households

± 476

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.3k households in Little River County, AR grew to $36,963 from the previous year's value of $35,396.

The following chart displays the households in Little River 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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Housing

Property Value

$72,400

2017 Median

± $4,919

$73,700

2016 Median

± $4,401

In 2017, the median property value in Little River County, AR declined from to $72,400 from the previous year's value of $73,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Little River County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little River County, AR have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Little River County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.16%

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

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