Pulaski County, AR

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2020 Population
393,078
0.0282% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.4
0.538% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.8%
6.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,930
2.28% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$161,000
2.42% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
183,975
0.123% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Pulaski County, AR had a population of 393k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $52,930. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pulaski County, AR grew from 392,967 to 393,078, a 0.0282% increase and its median household income grew from $51,749 to $52,930, a 2.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Pulaski 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.

96.7% of the residents in Pulaski County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pulaski County, AR are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,397 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (1,656 degrees), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (875 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Pulaski County, AR was $161,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Pulaski County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pulaski County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pulaski County, AR is home to a population of 393k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.3% of Pulaski County, AR residents were born outside of the country (20.8k people).

In 2020, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Pulaski County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 145k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.7% of Pulaski County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pulaski County, AR was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    203k ± 575
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    145k ± 1.01k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 1.02k
6.16%
Hispanic Population
24.2k people

In 2020, there were 1.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (203k people) in Pulaski County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 145k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.16% of the people in Pulaski County, AR are hispanic (24.2k people).

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

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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

5.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
20.8k people
5.45%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21.4k people

As of 2020, 5.3% of Pulaski County, AR residents (20.8k 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 Pulaski County, AR was 5.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,439 ± 650
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,839 ± 627
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,120 ± 671

Pulaski County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pulaski County, AR employs 184k people. The largest industries in Pulaski County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,604 people), Retail Trade (20,637 people), and Educational Services (15,803 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,167), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,672), and Utilities ($65,546).

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

184k
2020 Value
± 4,081
−0.123%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, AR declined at a rate of −0.123%, from 184k employees to 184k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pulaski County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (23,022 people), Management Occupations (19,737 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (19,449 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

184k
2020 Value
± 4,081
−0.123%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, AR declined at a rate of −0.123%, from 184k employees to 184k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pulaski County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,604 people), Retail Trade (20,637 people), and Educational Services (15,803 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pulaski County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pulaski 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

$41,249
Median earning men ± $934
$33,911
Median earning women ± $971

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,746), Public Administration ($54,548), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,759).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250), Construction ($49,397), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,967).

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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. 5,657
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,715
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,942
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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. $5.25M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.26M
    Manufacturing
  3. $3.2M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 Pulaski County, AR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (1.56%).

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 2020, universities in Pulaski County, AR awarded 6,347 degrees. The student population of Pulaski County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,215 male students and 13,713 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pulaski County, AR are White (3,439 and 56.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,867 and 30.6%), Two or More Races (316 and 5.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (253 and 4.15%).

The largest universities in Pulaski County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,397 and 37.8%), University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (1,656 and 26.1%), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (875 and 13.8%).

The most popular majors in Pulaski County, AR are Registered Nursing (732 and 11.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (680 and 10.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (200 and 3.15%).

The median tuition costs in Pulaski County, AR are $10,282 for private four year colleges, and $6,495 and $14,448 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Pulaski County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 20,928 (34.5% men and 65.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 20,928 students enrolled in Pulaski County, AR, 34.5% men and 65.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,440 records, of which 64.5% were women and 35.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 118 degree-majors awarded
  2. 102 degree-majors awarded
  3. 307 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pulaski County, AR was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 118 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,397 degrees awarded
  2. 1,656 degrees awarded
  3. 875 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Little Rock with 2,397 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,065 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pulaski County, AR, which is 0.482 times less than the 4,282 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 3,439 degrees mean that there were 1.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,867 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($13,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,273) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,513) 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 Pulaski County, AR was $161,000 in 2020, which is 0.701 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $157,200 to $161,000, a 2.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Pulaski County, AR is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pulaski County, AR have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pulaski County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pulaski County, AR is $52,930. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pulaski County, AR was Census Tract 42.13 with a value of $211,477, followed by Census Tract 42.19 and Census Tract 42.02, with respective values of $112,861 and $105,938.

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.122%.

Property

$161,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,498
$93,882
Median Property Taxes
±$2,442

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

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

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2020
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.1% of the housing units in Pulaski County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 42.13
  2. Census Tract 42.19
  3. Census Tract 42.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pulaski County, AR was Census Tract 42.13 with a value of $211,477, followed by Census Tract 42.19 and Census Tract 42.02, with respective values of $112,861 and $105,938.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pulaski 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.
$52,930
Median Household Income
± $1,369
162k
Number of Households
± 3,523

In 2020, the median household income of the 162k households in Pulaski County, AR grew to $52,930 from the previous year's value of $51,749.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pulaski 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 (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.23%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Pulaski County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.24%) and those who worked at home (5.23%).

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

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pulaski County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pulaski County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.122%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pulaski County, AR (60.9k out of 386k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pulaski 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 19.9% of the children was living in poverty in Pulaski County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.06k in Pulaski County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 69.2 per 100,000 population.

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92.1% of the population of Pulaski County, AR has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3.14% 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 Pulaski County, AR see 837 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (856 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1289 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 223 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% 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

837 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pulaski County, AR

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, AR see an average of 837 patients per year. This represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (856 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pulaski 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 24.8% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.88%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
3.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pulaski County, AR declined by 0.355% from 7.9% to 7.88%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 72.4 in Pulaski 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 33.9% in Pulaski County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.34% in Pulaski County, AR.

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