Prairie County, AR

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2020 Population
8,138
0.623% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46
2.54% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.4%
30% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,754
0.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$71,800
6.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,609
4.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Prairie County, AR had a population of 8.14k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $42,754. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Prairie County, AR declined from 8,189 to 8,138, a −0.623% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,660 to $42,754, a 0.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prairie County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.41%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.393%).

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

In 2020, the median property value in Prairie County, AR was $71,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.9%. Most people in Prairie County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Prairie County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Prairie County, AR is home to a population of 8.14k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.307% of Prairie County, AR residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

In 2020, there were 7.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.87k people) in Prairie County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 946 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 138 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prairie County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.87k ± 41
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    946 ± 78
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    138 ± 91.7
1.83%
Hispanic Population
149 people

In 2020, there were 7.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.87k people) in Prairie County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 946 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 138 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.83% of the people in Prairie County, AR are hispanic (149 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.307%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
25 people
0.22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18 people

As of 2020, 0.307% of Prairie County, AR residents (25 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 Prairie County, AR was 0.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.1
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 47.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Prairie County, AR was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Prairie County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Prairie County, AR residents was 47.

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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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Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Prairie County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Prairie County, AR was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    211 ± 63
  2. Korea
    149 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 45

Prairie County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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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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Economy

Median household income in Prairie County, AR is $42,754. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Prairie County, AR was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $51,393, followed by Census Tract 4603 and Census Tract 4601, with respective values of $49,141 and $40,383.

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.

The economy of Prairie County, AR employs 3.61k people. The largest industries in Prairie County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Retail Trade (429 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (416 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,708), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,610), and Utilities ($44,792).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,754
2020 value
± $3,306
0.22%
1 Year Growth
± 11.3%

Households in Prairie County, AR have a median annual income of $42,754, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,660 in 2019, which represents a 0.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$58,913
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $2,021
$43,744
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,472

In 2020, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $58,926 ± $11,306
  2. White
    $48,329 ± $1,369
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $44,900 ± $40,512

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prairie 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4602
  2. Census Tract 4603
  3. Census Tract 4601

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prairie County, AR was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $51,393, followed by Census Tract 4603 and Census Tract 4601, with respective values of $49,141 and $40,383.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prairie County, AR (822 out of 7.94k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    558 ± 119
  2. Black
    228 ± 89
  3. Two Or More
    18 ± 83

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prairie 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.61k
2020 Value
± 332
4.61%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prairie County, AR grew at a rate of 4.61%, from 3.45k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prairie County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (541 people), Management Occupations (407 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (354 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prairie County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prairie County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (541 people), Management Occupations (407 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prairie County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.95 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prairie County, AR, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($60,577), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,000), and Management Occupations ($46,510).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.61k
2020 Value
± 332
4.61%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prairie County, AR grew at a rate of 4.61%, from 3.45k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prairie County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Retail Trade (429 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prairie County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Prairie County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Prairie County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), Retail Trade (429 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (416 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prairie County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.44 times), and Public Administration (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prairie County, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,708), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,610), and Utilities ($44,792).

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Domestic Trade

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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Prairie County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.7%), followed by Other (1.12%). The most partisan county was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Prairie County, AR
79.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 83.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prairie County, AR was $71,800 in 2020, which is 0.312 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $67,400 to $71,800, a 6.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Prairie County, AR is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Prairie County, AR have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prairie County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,800
2020 Median
± $7,151
$67,400
2019 Median
± $5,392

In 2020, the median property value in Prairie County, AR grew to to $71,800 from the previous year's value of $67,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prairie County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prairie County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$42,754
Median Household Income
± $3,306
3.76k
Number of Households
± 327

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.76k households in Prairie County, AR grew to $42,754 from the previous year's value of $42,660.

The following chart displays the households in Prairie 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Prairie County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prairie County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.9%
2020 Homeownership
73.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.9% of the housing units in Prairie County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prairie County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prairie County, AR have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Prairie County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80%)
  2. Carpooled (8.22%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.49%)

In 2020, 80% of workers in Prairie County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.22%) and those who worked at home (7.49%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.4% of the population of Prairie County, AR has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 2.59% 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 Prairie County, AR see 8074 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (8248 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4031 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

8,074 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prairie County, AR

Primary care physicians in Prairie County, AR see an average of 8,074 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (8,248 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Arkansas.
$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas
$3,906
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,108
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,479
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.64%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
2.59%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prairie County, AR declined by 14.8% from 7.79% to 6.64%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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