Searcy County, AR

County

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Population
7,923
0.0252% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Median Age
47.6

Poverty Rate
21.1%

Median Household Income
$36,390
0.888% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$98,000
9.25% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,129
1.52% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Searcy County, AR had a population of 7.92k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $36,390. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Searcy County, AR declined from 7,925 to 7,923, a -0.0252% decrease and its median household income declined from $36,716 to $36,390, a -0.888% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Searcy County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%). NaNk% of the people in Searcy County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Searcy County, AR is $98,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Searcy County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Searcy County, AR is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Impact on Employment

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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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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 79.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (16.1%), followed by Other (4.61%). The most partisan county was Polk County, AR with 80.4% 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.

Searcy County, AR 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 Arkansas
79.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 80.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Polk County, AR with 80.4% 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, 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 Searcy County, AR have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Searcy County, AR is home to a population of 7.92k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.934% of Searcy County, AR residents were born outside of the country (74 people).

In 2018, there were 63.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Searcy County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 96 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Searcy County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.39k ± 17
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    117 ± 78
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    96 ± 89
2.31%
Hispanic Population
183 people

In 2018, there were 63.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Searcy County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 96 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.31% of the people in Searcy County, AR are hispanic (183 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.934%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
74 people
1.05%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
83 people

As of 2018, 0.934% of Searcy County, AR residents (74 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Searcy County, AR was 1.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
65
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Searcy County, AR was 47.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Searcy County, AR are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Searcy County, AR residents was 47.

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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

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Searcy County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Searcy County, AR was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    327 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    90 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    79 ± 51

Searcy County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Searcy County, AR is $36,390. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Searcy County, AR was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $40,893, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $36,000 and $34,151.

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Searcy County, AR employs 3.13k people. The largest industries in Searcy County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (454 people), and Retail Trade (393 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,319), Educational Services ($35,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,279).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,390
2018 value
± $3,678
-0.888%
1 Year Growth
± 15.4%

Households in Searcy County, AR have a median annual income of $36,390, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,716 in 2017, which represents a -0.888% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Searcy County, AR compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $1,816
$38,953
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $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 in Arkansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Searcy County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.453
2017 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.453
2016 Wage GINI in Arkansas

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 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 9701
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Searcy County, AR was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $40,893, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $36,000 and $34,151.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Searcy County, AR (1.64k out of 7.78k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    1,526 ± 213
  2. Native American
    107 ± 98
  3. Hispanic
    86 ± 91

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

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

3.13k
2018 Value
± 357
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Searcy County, AR grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 3.08k employees to 3.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Searcy County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (354 people), Sales & Related Occupations (345 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Searcy County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Searcy County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (354 people), Sales & Related Occupations (345 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Searcy County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.14 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Searcy County, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,581), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,454), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($50,820).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.13k
2018 Value
± 357
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Searcy County, AR grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 3.08k employees to 3.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Searcy County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (454 people), and Retail Trade (393 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Searcy County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Searcy 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 Searcy County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (493 people), Manufacturing (454 people), and Retail Trade (393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Searcy County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.41 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.93 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Searcy County, AR, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,319), Educational Services ($35,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,279).

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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 in Arkansas
$228B
Projected 2045 Value in Arkansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Searcy County, AR was $98,000 in 2018, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $89,700 to $98,000, a 9.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Searcy County, AR is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Searcy County, AR have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Searcy County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,000
2018 Median
± $11,124
$89,700
2017 Median
± $15,392

In 2018, the median property value in Searcy County, AR grew to to $98,000 from the previous year's value of $89,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Searcy 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 Searcy County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$36,390
Median Household Income
± $3,678
3.27k
Number of Households
± 315

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.27k households in Searcy County, AR declined from $36,390 from the previous year's value of $36,716.

The following chart displays the households in Searcy 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
2018 Homeownership
79.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.6% of the housing units in Searcy County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Searcy County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Searcy County, AR have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 8.99% of the workforce in Searcy County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    69.9%
  2. Carpooled
    19%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.01%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Searcy County, AR was Drove Alone (69.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (19%) and those who Worked At Home (5.01%).

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 Searcy County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Searcy County, AR have 2 cars, followed by 4 cars.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Searcy County, AR has health coverage, with 27.8% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 4.44% 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 Searcy County, AR see 3934 patients per year on average, which represents a 48.8% increase from the previous year (2643 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 469 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

3,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Searcy County, AR

Primary care physicians in Searcy County, AR see an average of 3,934 patients per year. This represents a 48.8% increase from the previous year (2,643 patients).

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

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$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

7.33%
Uninsured
27.8%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
4.44%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Searcy County, AR declined by 37% from 11.6% to 7.33%.

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