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0.36% decline
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1.48% decline
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3.92% decline
Median Property Value
0.47% decline


The economy of Polk County, AR employs 7,180 people. The economy of Polk County, AR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.41; 1.55; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Polk County, AR are Manufacturing (1,119), Healthcare & Social Assistance (995), and Educational Services (889), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,500), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,950), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,495).

Median household income in Polk County, AR is $33,202. Males in Polk County, AR have an average income that is 1.58 times higher than the average income of females, which is $27,699. The income inequality of Polk County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423 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 Polk County, AR. In Polk 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 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,651. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Polk County, AR is home to a population of 20,290 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Polk County, AR is composed of 17,958 White residents (88.5%), 1,278 Hispanic residents (6.3%), 647 Two+ residents (3.19%), 241 Native residents (1.19%), and 78 Asian residents (0.38%). The most common foreign languages in Polk County, AR are Spanish (790 speakers), French (32 speakers), and German (30 speakers), but compared to other places, Polk County, AR has a relative high number of Other Native North American (7 speakers), German (30 speakers), and French (32 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Polk County, AR awarded 222 degrees. The student population of Polk County, AR is skewed towards females, with 54 male students and 168 female students. Most students in Polk County, AR are White (198 and 89.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9 and 4.05%), American Indian (7 and 3.15%), and Two or more races (4 and 1.8%). The largest universities in Polk County, AR by number of graduates are Rich Mountain Community College (222 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Polk County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 and 11.7%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (20 and 9%), and General Studies (19 and 8.56%). The median tuition costs in Polk County, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Polk County, AR is $83,900, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $84,300 to $83,900, a 0.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Polk County, AR is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Polk County, AR have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Polk County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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