Desha County, AR

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2020 Population
11,538
1.46% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
1.75% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
25.5%
12.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$31,855
0.119% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$82,500
17.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Desha County, AR had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $31,855. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Desha County, AR declined from 11,709 to 11,538, a −1.46% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,893 to $31,855, a −0.119% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Desha County, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.21%), Other (Hispanic) (1.53%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.997%).

None of the households in Desha 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.

97% of the residents in Desha County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Desha County, AR was $82,500, and the homeownership rate was 62%.

Most people in Desha County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Desha County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Desha County, AR is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.76% of Desha County, AR residents were born outside of the country (434 people).

In 2020, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.47k people) in Desha County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.15k White (Non-Hispanic) and 486 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
97.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Desha County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Desha County, AR was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Desha County, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.47k ± 97
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.15k ± 19
  3. White (Hispanic)
    486 ± 159
6.36%
Hispanic Population
734 people

In 2020, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.47k people) in Desha County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.15k White (Non-Hispanic) and 486 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.36% of the people in Desha County, AR are hispanic (734 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Desha County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.76%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
434 people
3.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
421 people

As of 2020, 3.76% of Desha County, AR residents (434 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 Desha County, AR was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    190 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    164 ± 103
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 44

Desha County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Desha County, AR employs 4.38k people. The largest industries in Desha County, AR are Educational Services (555 people), Manufacturing (550 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (530 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,929), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,125), and Information ($63,000).

Occupations

4.38k
2020 Value
± 418
−4.08%
1 Year decline
± 13.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Desha County, AR declined at a rate of −4.08%, from 4.56k employees to 4.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Desha County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (565 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (398 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Desha County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.38k
2020 Value
± 418
−4.08%
1 Year decline
± 13.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Desha County, AR declined at a rate of −4.08%, from 4.56k employees to 4.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Desha County, AR, are Educational Services (555 people), Manufacturing (550 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (530 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Desha County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Desha 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

$31,282
Median earning men ± $1,894
$26,718
Median earning women ± $2,138

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($63,700), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,014).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($40,259), Public Administration ($33,850), and Manufacturing ($31,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 98
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 81
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 80
    Retail Trade

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

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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. $14.2B
  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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Desha County, AR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 48.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.1%), followed by Other (5.02%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

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 Desha County, AR was $82,500 in 2020, which is 0.359 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $70,300 to $82,500, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Desha County, AR is 62%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Desha County, AR have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Desha County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Desha County, AR is $31,855. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Desha County, AR was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $37,161, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $33,679 and $31,625.

Property

$82,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,290
$3,137
Median Property Taxes
±$352

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

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

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Rent vs Own

62%
Homeownership
2020
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62% of the housing units in Desha County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Desha County, AR was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $37,161, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $33,679 and $31,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Desha County, 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.
$31,855
Median Household Income
± $4,711
5.06k
Number of Households
± 440

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.06k households in Desha County, AR declined from $31,855 from the previous year's value of $31,893.

The following chart displays the households in Desha 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 Desha County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.01%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Desha County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (2.01%).

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

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Desha County, AR have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Desha 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 Desha County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Desha County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Desha County, AR (2.92k out of 11.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Desha County, 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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92.3% of the population of Desha County, AR has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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 Desha County, AR see 2302 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.17% decrease from the previous year (2353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3787 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1623 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,302 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Desha County, AR

Primary care physicians in Desha County, AR see an average of 2,302 patients per year. This represents a 2.17% decrease from the previous year (2,353 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Desha County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.72%
Uninsured
31.9%
Employer Coverage
30.9%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Desha County, AR grew by 22% from 6.33% to 7.72%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Desha County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 47.5% in Desha County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Desha County, AR.

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