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Union County, AR&

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0.74% decline
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Median Household Income
2.99% growth
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1.46% decline
Median Property Value
4.29% growth


The economy of Union County, AR employs 16,178 people. The economy of Union County, AR is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.97; 2.06; and 1.93 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Union County, AR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,423), Manufacturing (2,421), and Retail trade (2,198), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($110,625), Utilities ($47,396), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,471).

Median household income in Union County, AR is $39,836. Males in Union County, AR have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,037. The income inequality of Union County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Union County, AR. In Union County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,659. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Union County, AR is home to a population of 40,334 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Union County, AR is composed of 24,742 White residents (61.3%), 13,299 Black residents (33%), 1,486 Hispanic residents (3.68%), 301 Native residents (0.75%), and 279 Two+ residents (0.69%). The most common foreign languages in Union County, AR are Spanish (1,173 speakers), German (65 speakers), and Chinese (40 speakers), but compared to other places, Union County, AR has a relative high number of German (65 speakers), Gujarati (24 speakers), and Other Native North American (7 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Union County, AR awarded 683 degrees. The student population of Union County, AR is skewed towards females, with 258 male students and 425 female students. Most students in Union County, AR are White (399 and 58.4%), followed by Black or African American (257 and 37.6%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.51%), and Unknown (2 and 0.29%). The largest universities in Union County, AR by number of graduates are South Arkansas Community College (668 and 97.8%), Professional Cosmetology Education Center (15 and 2.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Union County, AR are Welding Technology (111 and 16.3%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (41 and 6%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (31 and 4.54%). The median tuition costs in Union County, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Union County, AR is $77,800, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $74,600 to $77,800, a 4.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Union County, AR is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Union County, AR have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Union County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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