Little Rock City PUMA, AR

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Population

186,264

0.216% decline

Median Household Income

$47,482

4.33% growth

Number of Employees

86,861

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$155,000

3.61% growth

About

In 2017, Little Rock City PUMA, AR had a population of 186k people with a median age of N/A and a median household income of $47,482. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR declined from 186,668 to 186,264, a -0.216% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,510 to $47,482, a 4.33% increase.

The population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR is 45.8% White Alone, 42.2% Black or African American Alone, and 6.77% Hispanic or Latino. 10.1% of the people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,424 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (985 degrees), and Baptist Health College-Little Rock (360 degrees).

The median property value in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is $155,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.2%. Most people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Little Rock City PUMA, AR employs 86.9k people. The largest industries in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are Hospitals (9,288 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,665 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,893 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($171,271), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($168,700), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($135,449).

Median household income in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is $47,482. Males in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,585. The income inequality in Little Rock City PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.508, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,482

2017 value

± $1,504

4.33%

1 Year Growth

± 3.71%

Households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have a median annual income of $47,482, 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 $45,510 in 2016, which represents a 4.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$70,334

Average Male Salary

± $10,356

$47,585

Average Female Salary

± $5,922

In 2017, full-time male employees in Little Rock City PUMA, AR made 1.48 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Little Rock City PUMA, AR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $94,131 ± $59,575

  2. White

    $64,848 ± $8,755

  3. Other

    $44,541 ± $46,684

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Little Rock City PUMA, AR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.45 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.508

2017 Wage GINI

0.504

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 0.508 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.732% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Little Rock City PUMA, AR was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Little Rock City PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $63,746, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Little Rock City PUMA, AR, with respective values of $59,633 and $56,895.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Little Rock City PUMA, 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

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little Rock City PUMA, AR (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Black

    20,640 ± 1,330

  2. White

    10,095 ± 803

  3. Hispanic

    3,822 ± 499

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is Black, followed by White 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

86.9k

2017 Value

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 1.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 85.8k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, are Miscellaneous managers (2,560 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,537 people), and Registered nurses (2,394 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,560 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,537 people), and Registered nurses (2,394 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Little Rock City PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Roofers (5.36 times higher than expected), Library technicians (4.44 times), and Appraisers & assessors of real estate (4.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($237,527), Chief executives & legislators ($194,324), and Dentists ($169,116).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

86.9k

2017 Value

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 1.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 85.8k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, are Hospitals (9,288 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,665 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,893 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little Rock City PUMA, 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 Rock City PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Hospitals (9,288 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,665 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,893 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Little Rock City PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of Data processing, hosting & related services (4.04 times higher than expected), Newspaper publishers (3.77 times), and Administration of human resource programs (3.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($171,271), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($168,700), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($135,449).

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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

87.3% of the population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 9.34% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Little Rock City PUMA, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 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

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 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

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%).

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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

12.7%

Uninsured

46.9%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

9.34%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Little Rock City PUMA, 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 Rock City PUMA, AR is home to a population of 186k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR is composed of 85.4k White Alone residents (45.8%), 78.6k Black or African American Alone residents (42.2%), 12.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.77%), 4.88k Asian Alone residents (2.62%), 3.88k Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 596 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.32%), 263 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.141%), and 70 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0376%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are Spanish (10,501 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,248 speakers), and Arabic (891 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In N/A, the median age of all people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was N/A. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are getting N/A. In N/A, the average age of all Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents was N/A.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

6.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 6.96%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,170 ± 1,568 people

  2. India

    1,454 ± 933 people

  3. Guatemala

    919 ± 742 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 4,170 Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents, followed by India with 1,454 and Guatemala with 919.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    85.4k ± 1.46k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    78.6k ± 1.5k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12.6k ± 1.56k

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White Alone residents (85.4k people) in Little Rock City PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.6k Black or African American Alone and 12.6k 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 Little Rock City PUMA, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    10,501 speakers (6.03%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    1,248 speakers (0.716%)

  3. Arabic

    891 speakers (0.511%)

10.1% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Spanish. 6.03% of the overall population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR are native Spanish speakers. 0.716% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.511% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,229 ± 336

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,908 ± 344

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,631 ± 291

Little Rock City PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR awarded 4,715 degrees. The student population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR is skewed towards women, with 6,737 male students and 10,891 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are White (2,737 and 60.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,291 and 28.5%), Two or More Races (161 and 3.55%), and Hispanic or Latino (144 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,424 and 51.4%), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (985 and 20.9%), and Baptist Health College-Little Rock (360 and 7.64%).

The most popular majors in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are Registered Nursing (676 and 14.3%), Medical Assistant (258 and 5.47%), and General Business Administration & Management (243 and 5.15%).

The median tuition costs in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are $10,282 for private four year colleges, and $6,398 and $16,533 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 166 degrees awarded

  2. 113 degrees awarded

  3. 321 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was General Business Administration & Management with 166 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Little Rock City PUMA, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,424 degrees awarded

  2. 985 degrees awarded

  3. 360 degrees awarded

$6,398

Median In-State Public

$10,282

Median Private

In 2016, the Little Rock City PUMA, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Little Rock with 2,424 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,433

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,282

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,433 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, which is 0.437 times less than the 3,282 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Little Rock City PUMA, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,737 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,291 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    161 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Little Rock City PUMA, AR were to White students. These 2,737 degrees mean that there were 2.12 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,291 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was $155,000 in 2017, which is 0.712 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,600 to $155,000, a 3.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is 56.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,482

Median Household Income

± $1,504

75.6k

Number of Households

± 2,015

In 2017, the median household income of the 75.6k households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew to $47,482 from the previous year's value of $45,510.

The following chart displays the households in Little Rock City PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$155,000

2017 Median

± $3,544

$149,600

2016 Median

± $3,467

In 2017, the median property value in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew to to $155,000 from the previous year's value of $149,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Little Rock City PUMA, 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 Rock City PUMA, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.2%

2017 Homeownership

56.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.2% of the housing units in Little Rock City PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Little Rock City PUMA, 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 Rock City PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% of the workforce in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (3.7%).

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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