Saline County, AR

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Population

116,252

0.584% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$58,985

2.35% growth

Poverty Rate

8.03%


Number of Employees

55,741

1.07% growth

Median Property Value

$147,400

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Saline County, AR had a population of 116k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $58,985. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saline County, AR grew from 115,577 to 116,252, a 0.584% increase and its median household income grew from $57,632 to $58,985, a 2.35% increase.

The population of Saline County, AR is 85.9% White Alone, 6.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4.46% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Saline County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Saline County, AR is $147,400, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Saline County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Saline County, AR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Saline County, AR employs 55.7k people. The largest industries in Saline County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,737 people), Retail Trade (7,647 people), and Manufacturing (4,155 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,515), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,213), and Wholesale Trade ($50,678).

Median household income in Saline County, AR is $58,985. Males in Saline 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 Saline County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,985

2017 value

± $2,015

2.35%

1 Year Growth

± 4.7%

Households in Saline County, AR have a median annual income of $58,985, 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 $57,632 in 2016, which represents a 2.35% 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 Saline 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 105.12

  2. Census Tract 103.03

  3. Census Tract 105.10

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saline County, AR was Census Tract 105.12 with a value of $90,615, followed by Census Tract 103.03 and Census Tract 105.10, with respective values of $78,490 and $72,146.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saline County, AR (9.21k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males < 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. White

    7,582 ± 681

  2. Hispanic

    1,041 ± 270

  3. Black

    785 ± 215

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

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

55.7k

2017 Value

± 1,786

1.07%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, AR grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 55.2k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saline County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,547 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,696 people), and Management Occupations (4,789 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saline County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saline County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,547 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,696 people), and Management Occupations (4,789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.49 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saline County, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,685), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,394), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,361).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.7k

2017 Value

± 1,786

1.07%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, AR grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 55.2k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,737 people), Retail Trade (7,647 people), and Manufacturing (4,155 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Saline 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 Saline County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,737 people), Retail Trade (7,647 people), and Manufacturing (4,155 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, AR has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.3 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saline County, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,515), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,213), and Wholesale Trade ($50,678).

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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

92.4% of the population of Saline County, AR has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saline County, AR see 2499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.5% increase from the previous year (2462 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4093 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 813 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

2,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saline County, AR see an average of 2,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.5% increase from the previous year (2,462 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

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%).

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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

7.63%

Uninsured

49.9%

Employer Coverage

14.2%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

2.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saline County, AR declined by 12.2% from 8.69% to 7.63%.

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

Saline County, AR is home to a population of 116k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.89% of Saline County, AR residents were born outside of the country (3.35k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, AR is composed of 99.8k White Alone residents (85.9%), 7.44k Black or African American Alone residents (6.4%), 5.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.46%), 1.96k Two or More Races residents (1.69%), 1.29k Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 336 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.289%), 126 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.108%), and 91 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0783%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saline County, AR was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Saline County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Saline County, AR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.35k people

2.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.24k people

As of 2017, 2.89% of Saline County, AR residents (3.35k 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 Saline County, AR was 2.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Saline County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saline County, AR was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    99.8k ± 94

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.44k ± 280

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.19k ± 577

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White Alone residents (99.8k people) in Saline County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.44k Black or African American Alone and 5.19k 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 Saline 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 Saline 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 Saline County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Saline 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

    3,264 ± 309

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,514 ± 323

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,444 ± 289

Saline County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, AR was $147,400 in 2017, which is 0.677 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $147,400, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Saline County, AR is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, AR have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline 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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$58,985

Median Household Income

± $2,015

43.3k

Number of Households

± 1,407

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.3k households in Saline County, AR grew to $58,985 from the previous year's value of $57,632.

The following chart displays the households in Saline 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$147,400

2017 Median

± $2,847

$143,900

2016 Median

± $3,324

In 2017, the median property value in Saline County, AR grew to to $147,400 from the previous year's value of $143,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saline 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 Saline County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Saline County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saline County, AR have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.999% of the workforce in Saline County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.73%

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

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