Sharp County, AR

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Population

17,041

0.0822% growth

Median Age

47.3


Median Household Income

$31,792

2.33% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Number of Employees

5,867

0.912% decline

Median Property Value

$79,900

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Sharp County, AR had a population of 17k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $31,792. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sharp County, AR grew from 17,027 to 17,041, a 0.0822% increase and its median household income grew from $31,068 to $31,792, a 2.33% increase.

The population of Sharp County, AR is 93.9% White Alone, 2.68% Two or More Races, and 2.14% Hispanic or Latino. 2.45% of the people in Sharp County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sharp County, AR is $79,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Sharp County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sharp County, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sharp County, AR employs 5.87k people. The largest industries in Sharp County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (987 people), Retail Trade (700 people), and Manufacturing (693 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,792), Information ($53,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,310).

Median household income in Sharp County, AR is $31,792. Males in Sharp 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 Sharp County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,792

2017 value

± $1,931

2.33%

1 Year Growth

± 8.21%

Households in Sharp County, AR have a median annual income of $31,792, 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 $31,068 in 2016, which represents a 2.33% 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 Sharp County, AR 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 Sharp County, AR 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 Sharp 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4704

  2. Census Tract 4703

  3. Census Tract 4702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sharp County, AR was Census Tract 4704 with a value of $33,016, followed by Census Tract 4703 and Census Tract 4702, with respective values of $30,532 and $29,899.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sharp County, AR (3.9k out of 16.7k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,732 ± 339

  2. Two Or More

    117 ± 87

  3. Hispanic

    112 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sharp County, AR is White, followed by Two Or More 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

5.87k

2017 Value

± 456

-0.912%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharp County, AR declined at a rate of -0.912%, from 5.92k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sharp County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (673 people), Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (504 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sharp County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sharp County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (673 people), Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sharp County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.85 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sharp County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,458), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($44,375), and Legal Occupations ($40,431).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.87k

2017 Value

± 456

-0.912%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharp County, AR declined at a rate of -0.912%, from 5.92k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sharp County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (987 people), Retail Trade (700 people), and Manufacturing (693 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sharp County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Sharp 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 Sharp County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (987 people), Retail Trade (700 people), and Manufacturing (693 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sharp County, AR has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.49 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.18 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sharp County, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,792), Information ($53,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,310).

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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 with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $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

89.5% of the population of Sharp County, AR has health coverage, with 23.8% on employee plans, 31.9% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.91% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sharp County, AR see 2416 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0414% increase from the previous year (2415 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4289 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 635 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

2,416 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sharp County, AR see an average of 2,416 patients per year. This represents a 0.0414% increase from the previous year (2,415 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

10.5%

Uninsured

23.8%

Employer Coverage

31.9%

Medicaid

17.7%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

2.91%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sharp County, AR declined by 28.3% from 14.6% to 10.5%.

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

Sharp County, AR is home to a population of 17k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.98% of Sharp County, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Sharp County, AR is composed of 16k White Alone residents (93.9%), 456 Two or More Races residents (2.68%), 364 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.14%), 84 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.493%), 72 Asian Alone residents (0.423%), 69 Black or African American Alone residents (0.405%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sharp County, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (238 speakers), Chinese (71 speakers), and Hmong (27 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sharp County, AR was 47.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Sharp County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sharp County, AR residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.98%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.916%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.98% of Sharp County, AR residents 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 Sharp County, AR was 0.916%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Sharp County, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Sharp County, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Sharp County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sharp County, AR was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16k ± 18

  2. Two or More Races

    456 ± 109

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    364 ± 115

In 2017, there were 35.1 times more White Alone residents (16k people) in Sharp County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 456 Two or More Races and 364 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 Sharp County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    238 speakers (1.47%)

  2. Chinese

    71 speakers (0.437%)

  3. Hmong

    27 speakers (0.166%)

2.45% of Sharp County, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Sharp County, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.47% of the overall population of Sharp County, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.437% speak Chinese and 0.166% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    623 ± 125

  2. Korea

    254 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    207 ± 77

Sharp County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sharp County, AR was $79,900 in 2017, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,700 to $79,900, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Sharp County, AR is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sharp County, AR have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sharp 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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$31,792

Median Household Income

± $1,931

7.3k

Number of Households

± 488

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.3k households in Sharp County, AR grew to $31,792 from the previous year's value of $31,068.

The following chart displays the households in Sharp 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$79,900

2017 Median

± $5,590

$76,700

2016 Median

± $5,129

In 2017, the median property value in Sharp County, AR grew to to $79,900 from the previous year's value of $76,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sharp 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 Sharp County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Sharp County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sharp County, AR have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.99% of the workforce in Sharp County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.79%

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

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