Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR

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2020 Population
99,810
1.09% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.8
0.741% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.5%
7.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$41,841
0.882% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$83,800
2.95% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
34,562
3.64% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR had a population of 99.8k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $41,841. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR declined from 100,914 to 99,810, a −1.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,475 to $41,841, a 0.882% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.08%).

5.45% of the households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are University of Arkansas at Monticello (1,503 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was $83,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.3%. Most people in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is home to a population of 99.8k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.61% of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.61k people).

In 2020, there were 2.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.93k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are Spanish (4,726 households), German (90 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (63 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.9k ± 272
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 402
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 312
5.73%
Hispanic Population
5.72k people

In 2020, there were 2.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.9k people) in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.93k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.73% of the people in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are hispanic (5.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,726 households (5.02%)
  2. German
    90 households (0.0957%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    63 households (0.067%)

5.45% of the households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was Spanish. 5.02% of the households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.61%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.61k people
2.48%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.51k people

As of 2020, 2.61% of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR residents (2.61k 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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was 2.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2020, the median age of all people in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,198 ± 1,138 people
  2. El Salvador
    49 ± 172 people
  3. Germany
    46 ± 166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 2,198 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 49 and Germany with 46.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,962 ± 222
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,002 ± 227
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    959 ± 233

Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is $41,841. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

Males in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,676. The income inequality in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR employs 34.6k people. The largest industries in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are Elementary & secondary schools (3,117 people), Construction (2,118 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,620 people), and the highest paying industries are Services incidental to transportation ($134,566), Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies merchant wholesalers ($128,329), and Real estate property managers, offices of real estate appraisers, and other activities related to real estate ($105,020).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,841
2020 value
± $1,782
0.882%
1 Year Growth
± 5.51%

Households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have a median annual income of $41,841, 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 $41,475 in 2019, which represents a 0.882% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$53,605
Average Male Salary in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR
± $10,283
$39,676
Average Female Salary in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR
± $7,030

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

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR
  1. Two or More Races
    $49,850 ± $94,839
  2. White
    $45,502 ± $7,252
  3. Black
    $31,636 ± $7,980

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR.

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Wage Distribution

0.412
2020 Wage GINI in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR
0.418
2019 Wage GINI in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR

In 2020, the income inequality in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was 0.412 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.28% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR (18k out of 92.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    9,149 ± 652
  2. Black
    8,474 ± 627
  3. Hispanic
    1,164 ± 232

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

34.6k
2020 Value
−3.64%
1 Year decline
± −3.64%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −3.64%, from 35.9k employees to 34.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,421 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,033 people), and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (918 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,421 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,033 people), and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Logging workers (37.4 times higher than expected), Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders (33.6 times), and Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood (20.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, by average salary, are General & operations managers ($174,836), Industrial production managers ($121,824), and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers ($111,087).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.6k
2020 Value
−3.64%
1 Year decline
± −3.64%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −3.64%, from 35.9k employees to 34.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,117 people), Construction (2,118 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,620 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,117 people), Construction (2,118 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,620 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR has an unusually high number of Logging (67.3 times higher than expected), Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (22.9 times), and Sawmills & wood preservation (19.9 times) industries.

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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 Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%). 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 Arkansas
62.4% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR awarded 1,503 degrees. The student population of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is skewed towards women, with 1,109 male students and 1,536 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (1,054 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (299 and 20.1%), Hispanic or Latino (90 and 6.04%), and Two or More Races (40 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Monticello (1,503 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR are General Studies (339 and 22.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (102 and 6.79%), and Secondary Education & Teaching (99 and 6.59%).

The median tuition cost in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR for a public four year colleges is $4,779 for in-state students and $10,629 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 256 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 87 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was General Studies with 256 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,503 degrees awarded
$4,779
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Monticello with 1,503 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

689
Degrees Awarded to Men
814
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 689 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, which is 0.846 times less than the 814 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,054 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    90 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was White students. These 1,054 degrees mean that there were 3.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR was $83,800 in 2020, which is 0.365 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $81,400 to $83,800, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$83,800
2020 Median
± $2,814
$81,400
2019 Median
± $2,828

In 2020, the median property value in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR grew to to $83,800 from the previous year's value of $81,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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.
$41,841
Median Household Income
± $1,782
38.2k
Number of Households
± 1,246

In 2020, the median household income of the 38.2k households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR grew to $41,841 from the previous year's value of $41,475.

The following chart displays the households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.3%
2020 Homeownership
69.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 70.3% of the housing units in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.1%)
  3. Walked (2.86%)

In 2020, 84.6% of workers in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.1%) and those who walked to work (2.86%).

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 Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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 Arkansas see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 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

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1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas 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

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$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

7.33%
Uninsured
35%
Employer Coverage
28.4%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR declined by 3.42% from 7.59% to 7.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, 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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