Madison County, AR

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Population

15,907

0.926% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$42,894

7.67% growth

Number of Employees

6,557

1.35% decline

Median Property Value

$108,500

8.39% growth

About

In 2017, Madison County, AR had a population of 15.9k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $42,894. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Madison County, AR grew from 15,761 to 15,907, a 0.926% increase and its median household income grew from $39,839 to $42,894, a 7.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.43%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.522%). N/A% of the people in Madison County, AR speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Madison County, AR is $108,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Madison County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, AR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, a subset of the Ozarks.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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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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Economy

The economy of Madison County, AR employs 6.56k people. The largest industries in Madison County, AR are Manufacturing (1,089 people), Retail Trade (885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (786 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,486), and Utilities ($46,875).

Median household income in Madison County, AR is $42,894. Males in Madison 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 Madison County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,894

2017 value

± $3,325

7.67%

1 Year Growth

± 9.44%

Households in Madison County, AR have a median annual income of $42,894, 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 $39,839 in 2016, which represents a 7.67% 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.

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

  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.

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 Madison 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, AR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $59,356, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $39,291 and $39,036.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, AR (2.8k out of 15.7k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    2,504 ± 290

  2. Hispanic

    265 ± 130

  3. Native American

    133 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Madison County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

6.56k

2017 Value

± 499

-1.35%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, AR declined at a rate of -1.35%, from 6.65k employees to 6.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, AR, are Production Occupations (841 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (726 people), and Management Occupations (623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (841 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (726 people), and Management Occupations (623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.21 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, AR, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($133,203), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.56k

2017 Value

± 499

-1.35%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, AR declined at a rate of -1.35%, from 6.65k employees to 6.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,089 people), Retail Trade (885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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 Madison County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,089 people), Retail Trade (885 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.85 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.51 times), and Manufacturing (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,486), and Utilities ($46,875).

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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. $29.2B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $9.32B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $29.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($19.1B) and Mixed freight ($9.32B).

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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$166B

2020 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $166B. This is expected to increase 37.4% 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. $14.7B

  2. $12.5B

  3. $8.78B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $14.7B, followed by Texas with $12.5B and Missouri and $8.78B.

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

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Health

87.4% of the population of Madison County, AR has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 9.96% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Madison County, AR see 7884 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% increase from the previous year (3935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5357 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 731 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

7,884 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Madison County, AR see an average of 7,884 patients per year. This represents a 100% increase from the previous year (3,935 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Madison 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 

$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

12.6%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

21.9%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

9.96%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, AR declined by 15.3% from 14.9% to 12.6%.

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

Madison County, AR is home to a population of 15.9k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.34% of Madison County, AR residents were born outside of the country (531 people).

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Madison County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 White (Hispanic) and 395 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Madison County, AR was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Madison County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Madison County, AR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

531 people

2.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

430 people

As of 2017, 3.34% of Madison County, AR residents (531 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 Madison County, AR was 2.73%, 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

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Madison County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, AR was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Madison County, AR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    14.3k ± 18

  2. White (Hispanic)

    704 ± 134

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    395 ± 135

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Madison County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 White (Hispanic) and 395 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    414 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    142 ± 85

  3. Korea

    87 ± 46

Madison County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, AR was $108,500 in 2017, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,100 to $108,500, a 8.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, AR is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison County, AR have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,500

2017 Median

± $9,307

$100,100

2016 Median

± $12,314

In 2017, the median property value in Madison County, AR grew to to $108,500 from the previous year's value of $100,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison 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 Madison 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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$42,894

Median Household Income

± $3,325

6.19k

Number of Households

± 458

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.19k households in Madison County, AR grew to $42,894 from the previous year's value of $39,839.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.5% of the housing units in Madison County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, AR have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Madison County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Madison County, AR was Drove Alone (80.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.03%).

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 Madison County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Madison County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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