Magnolia, AR

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Population

23,992

0.728% decline

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$37,072

1.55% growth

Poverty Rate

25.1%


Number of Employees

9,877

2.83% decline

Median Property Value

$76,200

1.17% decline

About

In 2017, Magnolia, AR had a population of 24k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $37,072. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Magnolia, AR declined from 24,168 to 23,992, a -0.728% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,507 to $37,072, a 1.55% increase.

The population of Magnolia, AR is 59.4% White Alone, 34.9% Black or African American Alone, and 2.54% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Magnolia, AR speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Magnolia, AR are Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (880 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Magnolia, AR is $76,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Magnolia, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Magnolia, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Magnolia, AR employs 9.88k people. The largest industries in Magnolia, AR are Manufacturing (1,943 people), Educational Services (1,506 people), and Retail Trade (1,344 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($68,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,516), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,071).

Median household income in Magnolia, AR is $37,072. Males in Magnolia, 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 Magnolia, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,072

2017 value

± $3,441

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Magnolia, AR have a median annual income of $37,072, 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 $36,507 in 2016, which represents a 1.55% 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 Magnolia, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Magnolia, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $63,746, followed by Saline County, AR and Pulaski County, AR, with respective values of $59,633 and $52,450.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Magnolia, AR (5.55k out of 22.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    2,940 ± 367

  2. White

    2,201 ± 364

  3. Other

    313 ± 176

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Magnolia, AR is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

9.88k

2017 Value

± 731

-2.83%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Magnolia, AR declined at a rate of -2.83%, from 10.2k employees to 9.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Magnolia, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,131 people), and Production Occupations (1,081 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Magnolia, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Magnolia, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,131 people), and Production Occupations (1,081 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Magnolia, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.89 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Magnolia, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,820), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,569), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($54,297).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.88k

2017 Value

± 731

-2.83%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Magnolia, AR declined at a rate of -2.83%, from 10.2k employees to 9.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Magnolia, AR, are Manufacturing (1,943 people), Educational Services (1,506 people), and Retail Trade (1,344 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Magnolia, AR, though some of these residents may live in Magnolia, 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 Magnolia, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,943 people), Educational Services (1,506 people), and Retail Trade (1,344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Magnolia, AR has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.6 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.94 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Magnolia, AR, by median earnings, are Information ($68,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($53,516), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,071).

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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

90.2% of the population of Magnolia, AR has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Magnolia, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

9.75%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Magnolia, AR declined by 15.6% from 11.6% to 9.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Magnolia, 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

Magnolia, AR is home to a population of 24k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.59% of Magnolia, AR residents were born outside of the country (622 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Magnolia, AR is composed of 14.2k White Alone residents (59.4%), 8.36k Black or African American Alone residents (34.9%), 610 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.54%), 299 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.25%), 264 Asian Alone residents (1.1%), 141 Two or More Races residents (0.588%), 74 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.308%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Magnolia, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Magnolia, AR was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Magnolia, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Magnolia, AR residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

622 people

2.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

639 people

As of 2017, 2.59% of Magnolia, AR residents (622 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 Magnolia, AR was 2.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Magnolia, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Magnolia, AR was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.2k ± 5

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.36k ± 296

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    610 ± 260

In 2017, there were 1.7 times more White Alone residents (14.2k people) in Magnolia, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.36k Black or African American Alone and 610 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 Magnolia, AR as a share of the total population.

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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 Magnolia, 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 Magnolia, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Magnolia, 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

    591 ± 149

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    259 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    125 ± 83

Magnolia, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Magnolia, AR awarded 880 degrees. The student population of Magnolia, AR is skewed towards men, with 2,474 male students and 2,297 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Magnolia, AR are White (516 and 72%), followed by Black or African American (157 and 21.9%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 2.51%), and Two or More Races (9 and 1.26%).

The largest universities in Magnolia, AR by number of degrees awarded are Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (880 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Magnolia, AR are General Computer & Information Sciences (152 and 17.3%), General Studies (116 and 13.2%), and General Business (102 and 11.6%).

The median tuition costs in Magnolia, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,690 and $10,350 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Magnolia, AR was General Business with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

880 degrees awarded

$6,690

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Magnolia, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with 880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

371

Degrees Awarded to Men

509

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 371 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Magnolia, AR, which is 0.729 times less than the 509 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    516 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    157 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Magnolia, AR were to White students. These 516 degrees mean that there were 3.29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 157 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Magnolia, AR was $76,200 in 2017, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,100 to $76,200, a 1.17% decrease. The homeownership rate in Magnolia, AR is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Magnolia, AR have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Magnolia, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,072

Median Household Income

± $3,441

9.34k

Number of Households

± 650

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.34k households in Magnolia, AR grew to $37,072 from the previous year's value of $36,507.

The following chart displays the households in Magnolia, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$76,200

2017 Median

± $8,785

$77,100

2016 Median

± $6,058

In 2017, the median property value in Magnolia, AR declined from to $76,200 from the previous year's value of $77,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Magnolia, 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 Magnolia, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.7% of the housing units in Magnolia, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Magnolia, AR have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.506% of the workforce in Magnolia, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.79%

  3. Walked

    4.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Magnolia, AR was Drove Alone (86.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.79%) and those who Walked (4.28%).

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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