Montgomery County, AR

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2020 Population
8,964
0.156% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
50.6
0.397% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.5%
13% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,165
15.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$111,600
8.56% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,241
0.644% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Montgomery County, AR had a population of 8.96k people with a median age of 50.6 and a median household income of $41,165. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Montgomery County, AR grew from 8,950 to 8,964, a 0.156% increase and its median household income grew from $35,741 to $41,165, a 15.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Other (Hispanic) (3.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), White (Hispanic) (1.2%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Montgomery County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Montgomery County, AR was $111,600, and the homeownership rate was 84.2%. Most people in Montgomery County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Montgomery County, AR is home to a population of 8.96k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.59% of Montgomery County, AR residents were born outside of the country (232 people).

In 2020, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.15k people) in Montgomery County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 273 Other (Hispanic) and 265 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.15k ± 17
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    273 ± 84
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    265 ± 88.6
4.31%
Hispanic Population
386 people

In 2020, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.15k people) in Montgomery County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 273 Other (Hispanic) and 265 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.31% of the people in Montgomery County, AR are hispanic (386 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
232 people
2.68%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
240 people

As of 2020, 2.59% of Montgomery County, AR residents (232 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, AR was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, AR was 50.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Montgomery County, AR are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Montgomery County, AR residents was 50.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Montgomery County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, AR was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    362 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    54 ± 42
  3. Korea
    51 ± 37

Montgomery County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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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

Median household income in Montgomery County, AR is $41,165. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, AR was Census Tract 9530 with a value of $48,571, followed by Census Tract 9531 and Census Tract 9532, with respective values of $36,280 and $36,278.

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Montgomery County, AR employs 3.24k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, AR are Retail Trade (417 people), Educational Services (392 people), and Manufacturing (369 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($98,023), Wholesale Trade ($55,139), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,147).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,165
2020 value
± $4,295
15.2%
1 Year Growth
± 15.4%

Households in Montgomery County, AR have a median annual income of $41,165, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,741 in 2019, which represents a 15.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Arkansas.
$58,913
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $2,021
$43,744
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,472

In 2020, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $58,926 ± $11,306
  2. White
    $48,329 ± $1,369
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $44,900 ± $40,512

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9530
  2. Census Tract 9531
  3. Census Tract 9532

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, AR was Census Tract 9530 with a value of $48,571, followed by Census Tract 9531 and Census Tract 9532, with respective values of $36,280 and $36,278.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, AR (1.63k out of 8.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,244 ± 193
  2. Hispanic
    194 ± 98
  3. Two Or More
    189 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

3.24k
2020 Value
± 323
−0.644%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, AR declined at a rate of −0.644%, from 3.26k employees to 3.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (423 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (342 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (321 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (423 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (342 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.28 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.18 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,052), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,333), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,435).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.24k
2020 Value
± 323
−0.644%
1 Year decline
± 13.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, AR declined at a rate of −0.644%, from 3.26k employees to 3.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, AR, are Retail Trade (417 people), Educational Services (392 people), and Manufacturing (369 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, AR, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (417 people), Educational Services (392 people), and Manufacturing (369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.12 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.29 times), and Construction (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, AR, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($98,023), Wholesale Trade ($55,139), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,147).

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Arkansas.
$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 78.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.9%), followed by Other (1.81%). The most partisan county was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Montgomery County, AR
78.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 83.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, AR was $111,600 in 2020, which is 0.486 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,800 to $111,600, a 8.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, AR is 84.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Montgomery County, AR have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$111,600
2020 Median
± $13,992
$102,800
2019 Median
± $9,582

In 2020, the median property value in Montgomery County, AR grew to to $111,600 from the previous year's value of $102,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,165
Median Household Income
± $4,295
3.71k
Number of Households
± 355

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.71k households in Montgomery County, AR grew to $41,165 from the previous year's value of $35,741.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84.2%
2020 Homeownership
81.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 84.2% of the housing units in Montgomery County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montgomery County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, AR have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.07% of the workforce in Montgomery County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (16.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.76%)

In 2020, 78.5% of workers in Montgomery County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.3%) and those who worked at home (3.76%).

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

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Health

89.1% of the population of Montgomery County, AR has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 20.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AR see 4462 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0448% increase from the previous year (4460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4493 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4493 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,462 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, AR

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AR see an average of 4,462 patients per year. This represents a 0.0448% increase from the previous year (4,460 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Arkansas.
$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas
$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

10.9%
Uninsured
26%
Employer Coverage
26.6%
Medicaid
20.2%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.8%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, AR grew by 7.13% from 10.2% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery 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. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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