Pike County, AR

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Population

10,893

1.13% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$36,893

6.88% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

4,466

1.67% decline

Median Property Value

$78,600

1.68% growth

About

In 2017, Pike County, AR had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $36,893. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pike County, AR declined from 11,017 to 10,893, a -1.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,519 to $36,893, a 6.88% increase.

The population of Pike County, AR is 87.6% White Alone, 6.55% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.79% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pike County, AR speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pike County, AR is $78,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Pike County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pike County, AR employs 4.47k people. The largest industries in Pike County, AR are Manufacturing (720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (635 people), and Retail Trade (484 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,192), Public Administration ($45,568), and Educational Services ($42,926).

Median household income in Pike County, AR is $36,893. Males in Pike 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 Pike County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,893

2017 value

± $2,512

6.88%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Pike County, AR have a median annual income of $36,893, 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 $34,519 in 2016, which represents a 6.88% 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 Pike 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 9534

  2. Census Tract 9533

  3. Census Tract 9535

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike County, AR was Census Tract 9534 with a value of $41,518, followed by Census Tract 9533 and Census Tract 9535, with respective values of $36,375 and $35,298.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike County, AR (1.85k out of 10.7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 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. White

    1,441 ± 185

  2. Hispanic

    239 ± 106

  3. Other

    211 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pike County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic 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

4.47k

2017 Value

± 357

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, AR declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 4.54k employees to 4.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (412 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pike County, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (412 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (398 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.93 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.15 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pike County, AR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($160,441), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,355), and Management Occupations ($46,395).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.47k

2017 Value

± 357

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, AR declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 4.54k employees to 4.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike County, AR, are Manufacturing (720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (635 people), and Retail Trade (484 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pike County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pike 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 Pike County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (720 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (635 people), and Retail Trade (484 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.97 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.36 times), and Manufacturing (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pike County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,192), Public Administration ($45,568), and Educational Services ($42,926).

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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

88% of the population of Pike County, AR has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pike County, AR see 2706 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (2756 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2708 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5416 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

2,706 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pike County, AR see an average of 2,706 patients per year. This represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (2,756 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

12%

Uninsured

30.5%

Employer Coverage

26.9%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike County, AR declined by 19.9% from 14.9% to 12%.

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

Pike County, AR is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.27% of Pike County, AR residents were born outside of the country (465 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pike County, AR is composed of 9.54k White Alone residents (87.6%), 713 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.55%), 304 Black or African American Alone residents (2.79%), 211 Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 78 Asian Alone residents (0.716%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.45%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pike County, AR was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Pike County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pike County, AR residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

465 people

4.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

475 people

As of 2017, 4.27% of Pike County, AR residents (465 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 Pike County, AR was 4.31%, 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

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Pike County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pike County, AR was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.54k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    713 ± 183

  3. Black or African American Alone

    304 ± 69

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White Alone residents (9.54k people) in Pike County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 713 Hispanic or Latino and 304 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pike County, 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 Pike County, 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 Pike County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pike County, 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

    334 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    120 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    95 ± 60

Pike County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pike County, AR was $78,600 in 2017, which is 0.361 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,300 to $78,600, a 1.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Pike County, AR is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pike County, AR have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pike 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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$36,893

Median Household Income

± $2,512

4.31k

Number of Households

± 330

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.31k households in Pike County, AR grew to $36,893 from the previous year's value of $34,519.

The following chart displays the households in Pike 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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Housing

Property Value

$78,600

2017 Median

± $4,383

$77,300

2016 Median

± $5,293

In 2017, the median property value in Pike County, AR grew to to $78,600 from the previous year's value of $77,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pike 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 Pike County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Pike County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike County, AR have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in Pike County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Other

    2.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pike County, AR was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Other (2.63%).

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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