Sharp County, AR

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2022 Population
17,422
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.637% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
11.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,332
16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$89,900
16.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sharp County, AR had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $43,332. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sharp County, AR grew from 17,243 to 17,422, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $37,361 to $43,332, a 16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sharp County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.44%), White (Hispanic) (1.18%), Other (Hispanic) (1.17%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1%).

None of the households in Sharp 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% of the residents in Sharp County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sharp County, AR was $89,900, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%.

Most people in Sharp County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sharp County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sharp County, AR is home to a population of 17.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.51% of Sharp County, AR residents were born outside of the country (263 people).

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Sharp County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 774 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Sharp County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sharp County, AR was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sharp County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 307
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    774 ± 323
  3. White (Hispanic)
    205 ± 123
2.56%
Hispanic Population
446 people

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Sharp County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 774 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.56% of the people in Sharp County, AR are hispanic (446 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
263 people
0.858%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
148 people

As of 2022, 1.51% of Sharp County, AR residents (263 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sharp County, AR was 0.858%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    565 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    220 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    189 ± 85

Sharp County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sharp County, AR employs 6.27k people. The largest industries in Sharp County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,154 people), Retail Trade (865 people), and Manufacturing (765 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($185,536), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,537), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,769).

Occupations

6.27k
2022 Value
± 552
4.96%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sharp County, AR grew at a rate of 4.96%, from 5.97k employees to 6.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sharp County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (756 people), Sales & Related Occupations (665 people), and Management Occupations (527 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sharp County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.27k
2022 Value
± 552
4.96%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sharp County, AR grew at a rate of 4.96%, from 5.97k employees to 6.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sharp County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,154 people), Retail Trade (865 people), and Manufacturing (765 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sharp County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Sharp 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

$36,231
Median earning men ± $5,569
$26,448
Median earning women ± $1,533

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,415), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,708), and Construction ($49,693).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,896), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,171), and Manufacturing ($30,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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. 144
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 85
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 72
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sharp County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 78.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.5%), followed by Other (2.35%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sharp County, AR was $89,900 in 2022, which is 0.319 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,000 to $89,900, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Sharp County, AR is 80.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sharp County, AR have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sharp County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$89,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,808
$5,537
Median Property Taxes
±$405

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

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

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Rent vs Own

80.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.2% of the housing units in Sharp County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4703
  2. Census Tract 4701

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

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Household Income

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$43,332
Median Household Income
± $2,537
6.9k
Number of Households
± 506

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.9k households in Sharp County, AR grew to $43,332 from the previous year's value of $37,361.

The following chart displays the households in Sharp 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sharp County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.36%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Sharp County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (4.36%).

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

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sharp County, AR have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Sharp 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 Sharp County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sharp County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sharp County, AR (2.73k out of 17.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sharp 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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Health

94.2% of the population of Sharp County, AR has health coverage, with 25.4% on employee plans, 32% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 3.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sharp County, AR see 4360 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.415% increase from the previous year (4342 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4356 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 471 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,360 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sharp County, AR

Primary care physicians in Sharp County, AR see an average of 4,360 patients per year. This represents a 0.415% increase from the previous year (4,342 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 25% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.75%
Uninsured
25.4%
Employer Coverage
32%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
3.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sharp County, AR declined by 0.908% from 5.8% to 5.75%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Sharp County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 38.8% in Sharp County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Sharp County, AR.

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