South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR

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2020 Population
98,580
0.951% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
1.5% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.4%
1.88% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,118
2.43% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$83,000
3.49% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
37,754
0.613% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR had a population of 98.6k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $41,118. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR declined from 99,526 to 98,580, a −0.951% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,144 to $41,118, a 2.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.34%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.867%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.511%).

3.38% of the households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (1,333 degrees awarded in 2020), Southern Arkansas University Tech (892 degrees), and South Arkansas Community College (788 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was $83,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%. Most people in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is home to a population of 98.6k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.74% of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (1.72k people).

In 2020, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are Spanish (2,352 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (174 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (80 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.1k ± 48
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    35.6k ± 220
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 306
3.17%
Hispanic Population
3.12k people

In 2020, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.17% of the people in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are hispanic (3.12k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,352 households (2.54%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    174 households (0.188%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    80 households (0.0863%)

3.38% of the households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was Spanish. 2.54% of the households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.72k people
1.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2020, 1.74% of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR residents (1.72k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was 1.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    827 ± 703 people
  2. Germany
    146 ± 296 people
  3. Philippines
    133 ± 283 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 827 South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR residents, followed by Germany with 146 and Philippines with 133.

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Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,174 ± 246
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,139 ± 286
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    657 ± 197

South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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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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Economy

Median household income in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is $41,118. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

Males in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,367. The income inequality in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR employs 37.8k people. The largest industries in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are Elementary & secondary schools (2,798 people), Construction (2,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,920 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($140,097), Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores ($132,739), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($83,942).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,118
2020 value
± $2,682
2.43%
1 Year Growth
± 7.6%

Households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have a median annual income of $41,118, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,144 in 2019, which represents a 2.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$55,580
Average Male Salary in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR
± $9,272
$41,367
Average Female Salary in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR
± $8,652

In 2020, full-time male employees in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR
  1. Two or More Races
    $54,735 ± $53,459
  2. White
    $48,980 ± $7,623
  3. Asian
    $47,055 ± $46,053

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
2020 Wage GINI in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR

In 2020, the income inequality in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.39% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR (19.4k out of 95.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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. Black
    11,139 ± 899
  2. White
    7,662 ± 666
  3. Hispanic
    1,117 ± 246

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is Black, followed by White 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

37.8k
2020 Value
−0.613%
1 Year decline
± −0.613%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −0.613%, from 38k employees to 37.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,434 people), Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,286 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,434 people), Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,286 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,149 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Pumping station operators (20.2 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers (13.3 times), and Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood (11.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Physicians ($195,566), Chief executives & legislators ($130,400), and Industrial production managers ($117,733).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37.8k
2020 Value
−0.613%
1 Year decline
± −0.613%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −0.613%, from 38k employees to 37.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Elementary & secondary schools (2,798 people), Construction (2,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,920 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in South Central Arkansas PUMA, 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 South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (2,798 people), Construction (2,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,920 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (43.8 times higher than expected), Sawmills & wood preservation (31.3 times), and Ordnance (30.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, by average salary, are Legal services ($140,097), Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores ($132,739), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($83,942).

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%). The most partisan county was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% 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.

Arkansas 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
62.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 83.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% 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, excluding special elections, 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 Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR awarded 3,030 degrees. The student population of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is skewed towards women, with 2,559 male students and 3,933 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (1,950 and 67.7%), followed by Black or African American (707 and 24.6%), Hispanic or Latino (140 and 4.86%), and Two or More Races (33 and 1.15%).

The largest universities in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (1,333 and 44%), Southern Arkansas University Tech (892 and 29.4%), and South Arkansas Community College (788 and 26%).

The most popular majors in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR are General Studies (387 and 12.8%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (262 and 8.65%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (251 and 8.28%).

The median tuition cost in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR for a public four year colleges is $6,420 for in-state students and $11,460 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 345 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 38 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was General Studies with 345 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,333 degrees awarded
  2. 892 degrees awarded
  3. 788 degrees awarded
$6,420
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with 1,333 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,459
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,571
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,459 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR, which is 0.929 times less than the 1,571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,950 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    707 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was White students. These 1,950 degrees mean that there were 2.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 707 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR was $83,000 in 2020, which is 0.361 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $80,200 to $83,000, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$83,000
2020 Median
± $3,004
$80,200
2019 Median
± $3,359

In 2020, the median property value in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR grew to to $83,000 from the previous year's value of $80,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Central Arkansas PUMA, 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 South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$41,118
Median Household Income
± $2,682
38.5k
Number of Households
± 1,424

In 2020, the median household income of the 38.5k households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR grew to $41,118 from the previous year's value of $40,144.

The following chart displays the households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, 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 South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
2020 Homeownership
72.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 72.4% of the housing units in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.26%)
  3. Walked (2.64%)

In 2020, 87.3% of workers in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.26%) and those who walked to work (2.64%).

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 South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93% of the population of South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.5% 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 Arkansas see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Arkansas.
$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

6.97%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
25.1%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Central Arkansas PUMA, AR declined by 4.94% from 7.33% to 6.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Central Arkansas PUMA, 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. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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