Monroe County, AR

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Population

7,420

1.62% decline

Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$31,584

0.136% growth

Poverty Rate

28.6%


Number of Employees

2,954

3.4% decline

Median Property Value

$54,500

3.37% decline

About

In 2017, Monroe County, AR had a population of 7.42k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $31,584. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, AR declined from 7,542 to 7,420, a -1.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,541 to $31,584, a 0.136% increase.

The population of Monroe County, AR is 54.4% White Alone, 40.8% Black or African American Alone, and 2.55% Hispanic or Latino. 2.3% of the people in Monroe County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, AR is $54,500, and the homeownership rate is 61.7%. Most people in Monroe County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, AR employs 2.95k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, AR are Manufacturing (506 people), Retail Trade (340 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (286 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,238), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,214), and Public Administration ($37,019).

Median household income in Monroe County, AR is $31,584. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,584

2017 value

± $3,667

0.136%

1 Year Growth

± 18.8%

Households in Monroe County, AR have a median annual income of $31,584, 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 $31,541 in 2016, which represents a 0.136% 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 Monroe County, AR 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 Monroe County, 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Monroe County, AR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, AR was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $32,340, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $26,143 and $22,979.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monroe 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

28.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, AR (2.1k out of 7.35k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    1,090 ± 173

  2. White

    926 ± 133

  3. Hispanic

    49 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, 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

2.95k

2017 Value

± 296

-3.4%

1 Year decline

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, AR declined at a rate of -3.4%, from 3.06k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (405 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people), and Production Occupations (273 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (405 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (369 people), and Production Occupations (273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.77 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.61 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,768), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,000), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($55,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.95k

2017 Value

± 296

-3.4%

1 Year decline

± 14.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, AR declined at a rate of -3.4%, from 3.06k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, AR, are Manufacturing (506 people), Retail Trade (340 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (286 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (506 people), Retail Trade (340 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.12 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.44 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, AR, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,238), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,214), and Public Administration ($37,019).

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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

89% of the population of Monroe County, AR has health coverage, with 25.9% on employee plans, 32.4% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, AR see 1850 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.43% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3584 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

1,850 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, AR see an average of 1,850 patients per year. This represents a 2.43% decrease from the previous year (1,896 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%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

25.9%

Employer Coverage

32.4%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, AR declined by 22.6% from 14.2% to 11%.

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

Monroe County, AR is home to a population of 7.42k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.809% of Monroe County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, AR is composed of 4.03k White Alone residents (54.4%), 3.03k Black or African American Alone residents (40.8%), 189 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.55%), 134 Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 37 Asian Alone residents (0.499%), 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 Monroe County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (122 speakers), Tagalog (14 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (13 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

72

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 41.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, AR was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 72. But people in Monroe County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, AR residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.809%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.809% of Monroe County, 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 Monroe County, AR was 1.13%, 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 Monroe County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Monroe County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Monroe County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, AR was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.03k ± 6

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.03k ± 87

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    189 ± 97.4

In 2017, there were 1.33 times more White Alone residents (4.03k people) in Monroe County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k Black or African American Alone and 189 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 Monroe County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    122 speakers (1.69%)

  2. Tagalog

    14 speakers (0.194%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    13 speakers (0.18%)

2.3% of Monroe County, 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 Monroe County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.69% of the overall population of Monroe County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.194% speak Tagalog and 0.18% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    193 ± 61

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    50 ± 48

  3. Korea

    48 ± 32

Monroe County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, AR was $54,500 in 2017, which is 0.25 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $56,400 to $54,500, a 3.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, AR is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, AR have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,584

Median Household Income

± $3,667

3.33k

Number of Households

± 297

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.33k households in Monroe County, AR grew to $31,584 from the previous year's value of $31,541.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$54,500

2017 Median

± $4,563

$56,400

2016 Median

± $6,501

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, AR declined from to $54,500 from the previous year's value of $56,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe 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 Monroe County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.7% of the housing units in Monroe County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, AR have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Monroe County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    16.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.33%

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

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