Melbourne, AR

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Population

1,925

9.81% growth

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$35,952

12.7% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

655

18% growth

Median Property Value

$81,500

2.98% decline

About

In 2017, Melbourne, AR had a population of 1.93k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $35,952. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Melbourne, AR grew from 1,753 to 1,925, a 9.81% increase and its median household income grew from $31,905 to $35,952, a 12.7% increase.

The population of Melbourne, AR is 98.5% White Alone, 0.883% Black or African American Alone, and 0.312% Hispanic or Latino. 0.405% of the people in Melbourne, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Melbourne, AR are Ozarka College (455 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Melbourne, AR is $81,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.8%. Most people in Melbourne, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Melbourne, AR is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Melbourne, AR employs 655 people. The largest industries in Melbourne, AR are Wholesale Trade (99 people), Retail Trade (89 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (86 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,875), Educational Services ($40,551), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,917).

Median household income in Melbourne, AR is $35,952. Males in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,952

2017 value

± $7,235

12.7%

1 Year Growth

± 36.5%

Households in Melbourne, AR have a median annual income of $35,952, 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 $31,905 in 2016, which represents a 12.7% 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 Melbourne, AR made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Melbourne, AR 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 Melbourne, AR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Melbourne, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Melbourne, AR was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melbourne, AR (391 out of 1.83k 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 Males < 5, followed by Males 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

    391 ± 113

  2. Hispanic

    6 ± 57

  3. Black

    0 ± 56

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

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

655

2017 Value

± 177

18%

1 Year growth

± 33.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melbourne, AR grew at a rate of 18%, from 555 employees to 655 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melbourne, AR, are Production Occupations (148 people), Management Occupations (60 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (51 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melbourne, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Melbourne, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (148 people), Management Occupations (60 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (51 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melbourne, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.9 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.76 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Melbourne, AR, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($73,103), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($47,232), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($42,169).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

655

2017 Value

± 177

18%

1 Year growth

± 33.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Melbourne, AR grew at a rate of 18%, from 555 employees to 655 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melbourne, AR, are Wholesale Trade (99 people), Retail Trade (89 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (86 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melbourne, AR, though some of these residents may live in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, AR, by number of employees, are Wholesale Trade (99 people), Retail Trade (89 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (86 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Melbourne, AR has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (5.63 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.29 times), and Public Administration (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Melbourne, AR, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,875), Educational Services ($40,551), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $8.54B.

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

94% of the population of Melbourne, AR has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Melbourne, 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%).

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

5.97%

Uninsured

29.3%

Employer Coverage

33.4%

Medicaid

16.7%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melbourne, AR declined by 25.1% from 7.97% to 5.97%.

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

Melbourne, AR is home to a population of 1.93k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.468% of Melbourne, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Melbourne, AR is composed of 1.9k White Alone residents (98.5%), 17 Black or African American Alone residents (0.883%), 6 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.312%), 5 Two or More Races residents (0.26%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Melbourne, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Melbourne, AR was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Melbourne, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Melbourne, AR residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.468%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.468% of Melbourne, AR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Melbourne, AR was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Melbourne, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Melbourne, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Melbourne, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Melbourne, AR was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.9k ± 387

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17 ± 15

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 ± 31.9

In 2017, there were 112 times more White Alone residents (1.9k people) in Melbourne, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17 Black or African American Alone and 6 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 Melbourne, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7 speakers (0.405%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.405% of Melbourne, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Melbourne, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.405% of the overall population of Melbourne, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    73 ± 50

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    48 ± 41

  3. Korea

    42 ± 44

Melbourne, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Melbourne, AR awarded 455 degrees. The student population of Melbourne, AR is skewed towards women, with 328 male students and 818 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Melbourne, AR are White (441 and 96.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.1%), Black or African American (4 and 0.879%), and Asian (3 and 0.659%).

The largest universities in Melbourne, AR by number of degrees awarded are Ozarka College (455 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Melbourne, AR are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (89 and 19.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (68 and 14.9%), and Registered Nursing (44 and 9.67%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Melbourne, AR was Registered Nursing with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

455 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Melbourne, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ozarka College with 455 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

87

Degrees Awarded to Men

368

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 87 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Melbourne, AR, which is 0.236 times less than the 368 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Melbourne, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    441 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Melbourne, AR were to White students. These 441 degrees mean that there were 88.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Melbourne, AR was $81,500 in 2017, which is 0.375 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,000 to $81,500, a 2.98% decrease. The homeownership rate in Melbourne, AR is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Melbourne, AR have an average commute time of 10.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Melbourne, AR is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$35,952

Median Household Income

± $7,235

752

Number of Households

± 159

In 2017, the median household income of the 752 households in Melbourne, AR grew to $35,952 from the previous year's value of $31,905.

The following chart displays the households in Melbourne, 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

$81,500

2017 Median

± $10,991

$84,000

2016 Median

± $16,971

In 2017, the median property value in Melbourne, AR declined from to $81,500 from the previous year's value of $84,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.8%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.8% of the housing units in Melbourne, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

10.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melbourne, AR have a shorter commute time (10.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.763% of the workforce in Melbourne, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Walked

    2.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Melbourne, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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