Melbourne, AR

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2020 Population
1,655
17.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.6
13.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
26.5%
20.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$35,000
18.7% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$78,600
1.26% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
668
21.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Melbourne, AR had a population of 1.66k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $35,000. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Melbourne, AR declined from 2,002 to 1,655, a −17.3% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,045 to $35,000, a −18.7% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Melbourne, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.725%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Melbourne, AR are Ozarka College (677 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Melbourne, AR was $78,600, and the homeownership rate was 59.7%.

Most people in Melbourne, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Melbourne, AR was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Melbourne, AR is home to a population of 1.66k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.242% of Melbourne, AR residents were born outside of the country (4 people).

In 2020, there were 85.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.62k people) in Melbourne, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 12 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Melbourne, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Melbourne, AR was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Melbourne, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 405
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    19 ± 36.1
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12 ± 11
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 85.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.62k people) in Melbourne, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 12 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.242%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4 people
0.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5 people

As of 2020, 0.242% of Melbourne, AR residents (4 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 Melbourne, AR was 0.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    41 ± 33
  2. Korea
    24 ± 21
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    12 ± 19

Melbourne, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Melbourne, AR employs 668 people. The largest industries in Melbourne, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (129 people), Public Administration (109 people), and Educational Services (78 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($123,527), Educational Services ($50,833), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,917).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

668
2020 Value
± 186
−21.5%
1 Year decline
± 48%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Melbourne, AR declined at a rate of −21.5%, from 851 employees to 668 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Melbourne, AR, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (74 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (71 people), and Production Occupations (71 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Melbourne, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

668
2020 Value
± 186
−21.5%
1 Year decline
± 48%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Melbourne, AR declined at a rate of −21.5%, from 851 employees to 668 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Melbourne, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (129 people), Public Administration (109 people), and Educational Services (78 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Melbourne, AR, though some of these residents may live in Melbourne, 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

$29,472
Median earning men ± $7,450
$20,242
Median earning women ± $14,375

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,400), Construction ($37,222), and Manufacturing ($28,980).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,972), Retail Trade ($9,063), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($8,221).

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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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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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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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Melbourne, AR awarded 677 degrees. The student population of Melbourne, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 302 male students and 731 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Melbourne, AR are White (633 and 93.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21 and 3.1%), Asian (8 and 1.18%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 1.18%).

The largest universities in Melbourne, AR by number of degrees awarded are Ozarka College (677 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Melbourne, AR are General Health Services (186 and 27.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (119 and 17.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (80 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,033 students enrolled in Melbourne, AR, 29.2% men and 70.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 986 records, of which 70.5% were women and 29.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 86 degree-majors awarded
  2. 80 degree-majors awarded
  3. 44 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Melbourne, AR was General Health Services with 86 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Melbourne, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
677 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ozarka College with 677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 150 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Melbourne, AR, which is 0.285 times less than the 527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 633 degrees mean that there were 30.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,160) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($844) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,100) 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 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 Melbourne, AR was $78,600 in 2020, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $79,600 to $78,600, a 1.26% decrease. The homeownership rate in Melbourne, AR is 59.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Melbourne, AR have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Melbourne, AR is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$78,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,020
$426
Median Property Taxes
±$136

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

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

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Rent vs Own

59.7%
Homeownership
2020
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.7% of the housing units in Melbourne, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity

The following map shows all of the places in Melbourne, 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.
$35,000
Median Household Income
± $15,022
714
Number of Households
± 179

In 2020, the median household income of the 714 households in Melbourne, AR declined from $35,000 from the previous year's value of $43,045.

The following chart displays the households in Melbourne, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Melbourne, 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 (75%)
  2. Carpooled (16.8%)
  3. Walked (4.35%)

In 2020, 75% of workers in Melbourne, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.8%) and those who walked to work (4.35%).

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

15.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Melbourne, AR have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Melbourne, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Melbourne, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Melbourne, AR have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Melbourne, AR (410 out of 1.55k 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 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Melbourne, AR is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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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97.5% of the population of Melbourne, AR has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 41.9% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0% 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 Izard County, AR see 3398 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.2% increase from the previous year (2737 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4543 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1704 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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

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3,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Izard County, AR

Primary care physicians in Izard County, AR see an average of 3,398 patients per year. This represents a 24.2% increase from the previous year (2,737 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Izard 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 26.4% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

2.52%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
41.9%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Melbourne, AR declined by 53.1% from 5.38% to 2.52%.

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

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