Blytheville, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
41,061
0.809% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
36.6
0.543% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
21.8%
1.69% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$45,740
6.41% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$96,200
3.44% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
17,443
2.69% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Blytheville, AR had a population of 41.1k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $45,740. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Blytheville, AR declined from 41,396 to 41,061, a −0.809% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,986 to $45,740, a 6.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blytheville, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), White (Hispanic) (2.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.29%).

None of the households in Blytheville, 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.

98.9% of the residents in Blytheville, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blytheville, AR are Arkansas Northeastern College (440 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Blytheville, AR was $96,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Blytheville, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blytheville, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Blytheville, AR is home to a population of 41.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.62% of Blytheville, AR residents were born outside of the country (667 people).

In 2021, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.4k people) in Blytheville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2021 Citizenship
98.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.9% of Blytheville, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Blytheville, AR was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blytheville, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.4k ± 223
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.3k ± 273
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.2k ± 314
4.58%
Hispanic Population
1.88k people

In 2021, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.4k people) in Blytheville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.58% of the people in Blytheville, AR are hispanic (1.88k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,153 ± 6,057 people
  2. El Salvador
    16,156 ± 3,112 people
  3. India
    9,838 ± 2,431 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,153 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 16,156 and India with 9,838.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
667 people
1.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
689 people

As of 2021, 1.62% of Blytheville, AR residents (667 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blytheville, AR was 1.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    599 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    319 ± 156
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    224 ± 113

Blytheville, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Blytheville, AR employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Blytheville, AR are Manufacturing (4,790 people), Retail Trade (1,992 people), and Educational Services (1,935 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,721), Utilities ($82,500), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,250).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,055. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.4k
2021 Value
± 1,014
−2.69%
1 Year decline
± 8.36%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Blytheville, AR declined at a rate of −2.69%, from 17.9k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blytheville, AR, are Production Occupations (2,910 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,671 people), and Management Occupations (1,534 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blytheville, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.4k
2021 Value
± 1,014
−2.69%
1 Year decline
± 8.36%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Blytheville, AR declined at a rate of −2.69%, from 17.9k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blytheville, AR, are Manufacturing (4,790 people), Retail Trade (1,992 people), and Educational Services (1,935 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blytheville, AR, though some of these residents may live in Blytheville, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,303
Median earning men ± $1,736
$28,062
Median earning women ± $2,605

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($60,819), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,957), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,273).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($48,177), Information ($41,091), and Manufacturing ($33,506).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 287
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 198
    Manufacturing
  3. 191
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.04M
    Manufacturing
  2. $97.3k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $62.4k
    Retail Trade

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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. $14.8B
  2. $14.6B
  3. $9.99B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $14.8B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.6B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.99B).

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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$142B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
90.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $142B. This is expected to increase 90.7% 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. $11.3B
  2. $7.08B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.3B, followed by Mississippi with $7.08B 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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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%).

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.

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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In 2021, universities in Blytheville, AR awarded 440 degrees. The student population of Blytheville, AR in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 564 male students and 893 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blytheville, AR are White (272 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (126 and 28.6%), Hispanic or Latino (33 and 7.5%), and Two or More Races (5 and 1.14%).

The largest universities in Blytheville, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas Northeastern College (440 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blytheville, AR are General Studies (128 and 29.1%), Welding Technology (32 and 7.27%), and Metallurgical Technology (31 and 7.05%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 1,457 students enrolled in Blytheville, AR, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 953 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majors awarded
  2. 31 degree-majors awarded
  3. 24 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Blytheville, AR was General Studies with 56 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
440 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas Northeastern College with 440 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 184 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blytheville, AR, which is 0.719 times less than the 256 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 272 degrees mean that there were 2.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 126 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($442) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($794) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.862% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (802k), Some college (542k), and Secondary Education (364k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Blytheville, AR was $96,200 in 2021, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $93,000 to $96,200, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Blytheville, AR is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Blytheville, AR have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blytheville, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Blytheville, AR is $45,740. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Blytheville, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $76,887, followed by Saline County, AR and Lonoke County, AR, with respective values of $68,605 and $62,561.

Property

$96,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,523
$9,048
Median Property Taxes
±$638

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blytheville, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blytheville, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2021
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 58.1% of the housing units in Blytheville, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Blytheville, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blytheville, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $76,887, followed by Saline County, AR and Lonoke County, AR, with respective values of $68,605 and $62,561.

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

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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.
$45,740
Median Household Income
± $2,670
15.6k
Number of Households
± 903

In 2021, the median household income of the 15.6k households in Blytheville, AR grew to $45,740 from the previous year's value of $42,986.

The following chart displays the households in Blytheville, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blytheville, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2021, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0627% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.31%)

In 2021, 82.5% of workers in Blytheville, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (1.31%).

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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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blytheville, AR have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.585% of the workforce in Blytheville, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blytheville, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blytheville, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blytheville, AR (8.72k out of 40k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blytheville, 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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91.7% of the population of Blytheville, AR has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 31.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.28%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
31.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blytheville, AR grew by 9.84% from 7.54% to 8.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blytheville, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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