Sebastian County, AR

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2020 Population
127,670
0.0619% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.9
0.798% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.7%
9.48% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,878
3.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$129,300
5.04% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
58,496
2.09% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sebastian County, AR had a population of 128k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $47,878. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sebastian County, AR grew from 127,591 to 127,670, a 0.0619% increase and its median household income grew from $46,228 to $47,878, a 3.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sebastian County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.1%), Other (Hispanic) (9.67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.73%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%).

None of the households in Sebastian 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.

95.3% of the residents in Sebastian County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sebastian County, AR are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,460 degrees awarded in 2020), Academy of Salon and Spa (37 degrees), and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (37 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sebastian County, AR was $129,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.3%.

Most people in Sebastian County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sebastian County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sebastian County, AR is home to a population of 128k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.66% of Sebastian County, AR residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2020, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.2k people) in Sebastian County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Other (Hispanic) and 7.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2020 Citizenship
94.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.3% of Sebastian County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sebastian County, AR was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sebastian County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    88.2k ± 107
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 983
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.85k ± 399
14.4%
Hispanic Population
18.4k people

In 2020, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.2k people) in Sebastian County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Other (Hispanic) and 7.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.4% of the people in Sebastian County, AR are hispanic (18.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sebastian 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

8.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
8.95%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.4k people

As of 2020, 8.66% of Sebastian County, AR residents (11.1k 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 Sebastian County, AR was 8.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,941 ± 298
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,454 ± 308
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,442 ± 290

Sebastian County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sebastian County, AR employs 58.5k people. The largest industries in Sebastian County, AR are Manufacturing (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,016 people), and Retail Trade (6,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,232), Utilities ($68,929), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,724).

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

58.5k
2020 Value
± 2,092
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sebastian County, AR grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 57.3k employees to 58.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sebastian County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,710 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,881 people), and Management Occupations (5,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sebastian County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

58.5k
2020 Value
± 2,092
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sebastian County, AR grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 57.3k employees to 58.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sebastian County, AR, are Manufacturing (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,016 people), and Retail Trade (6,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sebastian County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Sebastian 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

$37,135
Median earning men ± $2,164
$27,025
Median earning women ± $1,286

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,969), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,827), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,791).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,126), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,633), and Public Administration ($34,980).

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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. 1,516
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 921
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 737
    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. $2.19M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.43M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $505k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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 Sebastian County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

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

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 Sebastian County, AR awarded 1,579 degrees. The student population of Sebastian County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,814 male students and 3,890 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sebastian County, AR are White (1,051 and 66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (213 and 13.6%), Two or More Races (116 and 7.38%), and Asian (103 and 6.56%).

The largest universities in Sebastian County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,460 and 92.5%), Academy of Salon and Spa (37 and 2.34%), and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (37 and 2.34%).

The most popular majors in Sebastian County, AR are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 10.4%), Industrial Electronics Technology (127 and 8.04%), and Registered Nursing (113 and 7.16%).

The median tuition cost in Sebastian County, AR for a public four year colleges is $4,104 for in-state students and $11,376 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Sebastian County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 80%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,704 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,704 students enrolled in Sebastian County, AR, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,067 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 146 degree-majors awarded
  2. 113 degree-majors awarded
  3. 84 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sebastian County, AR was General Business Administration & Management with 146 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,460 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas-Fort Smith with 1,460 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 735 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sebastian County, AR, which is 0.871 times less than the 844 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 1,051 degrees mean that there were 4.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 213 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,650) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,605) 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 Sebastian County, AR was $129,300 in 2020, which is 0.563 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $123,100 to $129,300, a 5.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Sebastian County, AR is 59.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sebastian County, AR have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sebastian County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sebastian County, AR is $47,878. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sebastian County, AR was Census Tract 10.02 with a value of $87,958, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 13.01, with respective values of $66,875 and $62,210.

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sebastian County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.06%.

Property

$129,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,086
$30,866
Median Property Taxes
±$1,428

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

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

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Rent vs Own

59.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.3% of the housing units in Sebastian County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew 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 10.02
  2. Census Tract 102.02
  3. Census Tract 13.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sebastian County, AR was Census Tract 10.02 with a value of $87,958, followed by Census Tract 102.02 and Census Tract 13.01, with respective values of $66,875 and $62,210.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sebastian 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.
$47,878
Median Household Income
± $2,067
52k
Number of Households
± 1,973

In 2020, the median household income of the 52k households in Sebastian County, AR grew to $47,878 from the previous year's value of $46,228.

The following chart displays the households in Sebastian 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 Sebastian 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.32%)

In 2020, 81.5% of workers in Sebastian County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (4.32%).

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

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sebastian County, AR have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Sebastian 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 Sebastian County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sebastian County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sebastian County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.06%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sebastian County, AR (21.1k out of 126k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sebastian County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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, 21.7% of the children was living in poverty in Sebastian County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 636 in Sebastian County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 21.3 per 100,000 population.

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89.2% of the population of Sebastian County, AR has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.03% 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 Sebastian County, AR see 789 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.68% increase from the previous year (776 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 278 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% 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

789 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sebastian County, AR

Primary care physicians in Sebastian County, AR see an average of 789 patients per year. This represents a 1.68% increase from the previous year (776 patients).

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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 25.6% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.03%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sebastian County, AR grew by 4.44% from 10.4% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sebastian 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 57.7 in Sebastian 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 34.7% in Sebastian County, AR.

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Clinical Care

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In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Sebastian County, AR.

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