Cleveland County, AR

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2022 Population
7,548
1.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
0.711% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.6%
9.77% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,913
1.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$109,200
13.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cleveland County, AR had a population of 7.55k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $48,913. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cleveland County, AR declined from 7,632 to 7,548, a −1.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,183 to $48,913, a 1.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cleveland County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.0265%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Cleveland County, 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.

99.8% of the residents in Cleveland County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cleveland County, AR was $109,200, and the homeownership rate was 83.6%.

Most people in Cleveland County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cleveland County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cleveland County, AR is home to a population of 7.55k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.238% of Cleveland County, AR residents were born outside of the country (18 people).

In 2022, there were 6.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Cleveland County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 992 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Cleveland County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cleveland County, AR was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cleveland County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.34k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    992 ± 197
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    215 ± 197
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 6.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Cleveland County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 992 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Cleveland County, AR are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.238%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18 people
0.275%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21 people

As of 2022, 0.238% of Cleveland County, AR residents (18 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cleveland County, AR was 0.275%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    125 ± 65
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    94 ± 66
  3. Korea
    76 ± 54

Cleveland County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cleveland County, AR employs 2.92k people. The largest industries in Cleveland County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), Manufacturing (443 people), and Educational Services (350 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,148), Transportation & Warehousing ($76,357), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,964).

Occupations

2.92k
2022 Value
± 368
−2.31%
1 Year decline
± 18.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cleveland County, AR declined at a rate of −2.31%, from 2.99k employees to 2.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cleveland County, AR, are Production Occupations (390 people), Sales & Related Occupations (340 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cleveland County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.92k
2022 Value
± 368
−2.31%
1 Year decline
± 18.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cleveland County, AR declined at a rate of −2.31%, from 2.99k employees to 2.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cleveland County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), Manufacturing (443 people), and Educational Services (350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cleveland County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Cleveland County, 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

$47,958
Median earning men ± $7,032
$30,991
Median earning women ± $6,959

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($101,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($83,594).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,406), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,071), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,527).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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. 22
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 17
    Retail Trade
  3. 13
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cleveland County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.1%), followed by Other (1.53%).

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.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cleveland County, AR was $109,200 in 2022, which is 0.387 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $96,200 to $109,200, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Cleveland County, AR is 83.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cleveland County, AR have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cleveland County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$109,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,756
$2,292
Median Property Taxes
±$258

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 Cleveland County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

83.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.6% of the housing units in Cleveland County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9701

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

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Household Income

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$48,913
Median Household Income
± $5,969
2.74k
Number of Households
± 305

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.74k households in Cleveland County, AR grew to $48,913 from the previous year's value of $48,183.

The following chart displays the households in Cleveland 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cleveland County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87%)
  2. Carpooled (5.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.88%)

In 2022, 87% of workers in Cleveland County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.93%) and those who worked at home (3.88%).

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

31.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cleveland County, AR have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.34% of the workforce in Cleveland County, 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 Cleveland County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cleveland County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cleveland County, AR (1.01k out of 7.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

96.5% of the population of Cleveland County, AR has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 9.45% on non-group plans, and 0.696% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.55%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
18.8%
Medicare
9.45%
Non-Group
0.696%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cleveland County, AR declined by 30.9% from 5.13% to 3.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.9% in Cleveland County, AR.

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