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Ouachita County, AR&

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Population
24,728
1.26% decline
Median Age
42.8
Median Household Income
$31,233
0.19% decline
Poverty Rate
24.5%
Number of Employees
10,141
2.63% decline
Median Property Value
$66,900
0.75% growth

About the photo: Lake Ouachita, outside Hot Springs, Arkansas

Economy

The economy of Ouachita County, AR employs 10,141 people. The economy of Ouachita County, AR is specialized in Manufacturing; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.26; 1.63; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ouachita County, AR are Manufacturing (2,367), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,428), and Educational Services (1,026), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,875), Educational Services ($38,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($32,304).

Median household income in Ouachita County, AR is $31,233. Males in Ouachita County, AR have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,037. The income inequality of Ouachita County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ouachita County, AR. In Ouachita County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 56 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,362. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.

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Diversity

Ouachita County, AR is home to a population of 24,728 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ouachita County, AR is composed of 13,761 White residents (55.6%), 10,038 Black residents (40.6%), 494 Hispanic residents (2%), 372 Two+ residents (1.5%), and 47 Native residents (0.19%). The most common foreign languages in Ouachita County, AR are Spanish (306 speakers), German (71 speakers), and French (27 speakers), but compared to other places, Ouachita County, AR has a relative high number of Other Native North American (23 speakers), German (71 speakers), and French (27 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR awarded 2,404 degrees. The student population of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is skewed towards females, with 1,095 male students and 1,309 female students. Most students in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (1,553 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (713 and 29.7%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 2.25%), and Two or more races (23 and 0.96%). The largest universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR by number of graduates are Southern Arkansas University Tech (967 and 40.2%), Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (754 and 31.4%), and South Arkansas Community College (668 and 27.8%). The most popular majors in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are Welding Technology (159 and 6.61%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (138 and 5.74%), and General Health Services (87 and 3.62%). The median tuition costs in South Central Arkansas PUMA, 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ouachita County, AR is $66,900, which is 0.33 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $66,400 to $66,900, a 0.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Ouachita County, AR is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ouachita County, AR have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ouachita County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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