East Arkansas PUMA, AR

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2022 Population
153,310
21.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.9
50.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.1%
3.42% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,608
46.5% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$107,000
43.1% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
56,429
22.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, East Arkansas PUMA, AR had a population of 153k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $45,608. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of East Arkansas PUMA, AR declined from 195,923 to 153,310, a −21.7% decrease and its median household income declined from $85,326 to $45,608, a −46.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.35%).

3.09% of the households in East 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.

98.5% of the residents in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are East Arkansas Community College (559 degrees awarded in 2022), Arkansas Northeastern College (539 degrees), and Arkansas State University Mid-South (468 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was $107,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in East Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

East Arkansas PUMA, AR is home to a population of 153k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.95% of East Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.99k people).

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.2k people) in East Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are Spanish (3,102 households), Arabic (284 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (169 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
76,662
Women
50.9%
74,022
Men
49.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 150,684 inhabitants, with 49.1% men, and 50.9% women.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of East Arkansas PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Arkansas PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.2k ± 259
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    68.5k ± 683
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.83k ± 691
3.64%
Hispanic Population
5.58k people

In 2022, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.2k people) in East Arkansas PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are hispanic (5.58k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    677 ± 637 people
  2. El Salvador
    411 ± 497 people
  3. South Africa
    290 ± 418 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of East Arkansas PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 677 East Arkansas PUMA, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 411 and South Africa with 290.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.99k people
1.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.22k people

As of 2022, 1.95% of East Arkansas PUMA, AR residents (2.99k 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 East Arkansas PUMA, AR was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,102 households (2.17%)
  2. Arabic
    284 households (0.199%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    169 households (0.118%)

3.09% of the households in East Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was Spanish. 2.17% of the households in East Arkansas PUMA, AR reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,530 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    936 ± 205
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    921 ± 195

East Arkansas PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of East Arkansas PUMA, AR employs 56.4k people. The largest industries in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are Elementary & secondary schools (4,032 people), Construction (2,918 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Recyclable material merchant wholesalers ($126,369), Architectural, engineering & related services ($96,371), and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing ($86,305).

Males in East Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,631. The income inequality in East Arkansas PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.397, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
36,652
Women
48.3%
39,203
Men
51.7%

The workforce of East Arkansas PUMA, AR in 2020 was 75,855 people, with 48.3% woman, and 51.7% men.

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Occupations

56.4k
2022 Value
−22.9%
1 Year decline
± −22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −22.9%, from 73.2k employees to 56.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,641 people), Cashiers (1,782 people), and Stockers and order fillers (1,453 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Arkansas PUMA, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.4k
2022 Value
−22.9%
1 Year decline
± −22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Arkansas PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −22.9%, from 73.2k employees to 56.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Arkansas PUMA, AR, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,032 people), Construction (2,918 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Arkansas PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in East Arkansas PUMA, 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

$42,904
Median earning men ± $1,658
$30,680
Median earning women ± $1,008

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,621), Manufacturing ($52,419), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,225).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($42,896), Public Administration ($40,113), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,907).

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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%.

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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%).

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

In 2022, universities in East Arkansas PUMA, AR awarded 1,922 degrees. The student population of East Arkansas PUMA, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,768 male students and 3,126 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are Black or African American (902 and 47.2%), followed by White (884 and 46.3%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 3.14%), and Two or More Races (30 and 1.57%).

The largest universities in East Arkansas PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are East Arkansas Community College (559 and 29.1%), Arkansas Northeastern College (539 and 28%), and Arkansas State University Mid-South (468 and 24.3%).

The most popular majors in East Arkansas PUMA, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (269 and 14%), General Studies (231 and 12%), and Welding Technology (117 and 6.09%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,894 students enrolled in East Arkansas PUMA, AR, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,387 records, of which 61.4% were women and 38.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 172 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 172 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 559 degrees awarded
  2. 539 degrees awarded
  3. 468 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Arkansas Community College with 559 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 780 men were awarded degrees from institutions in East Arkansas PUMA, AR, which is 0.683 times less than the 1,142 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 902 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 884 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,736) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($492) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,405) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.852% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.867% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of East Arkansas PUMA, AR in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (45.6k), Some college (24.5k), and Secondary Education (22.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was $107,000 in 2022, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $187,900 to $107,000, a 43.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in East Arkansas PUMA, AR is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in East Arkansas PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Arkansas PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in East Arkansas PUMA, AR is $45,608. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County (Outer) PUMA, AR with a value of $87,382, followed by Benton County (Central)--Bentonville & Rogers Cities PUMA, AR and Saline, Grant & Perry Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $82,230 and $71,738.

Property

$107,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,629
$33,132
Median Property Taxes
±$1,217

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 East Arkansas PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.1% of the housing units in East Arkansas PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was Benton County (Outer) PUMA, AR with a value of $87,382, followed by Benton County (Central)--Bentonville & Rogers Cities PUMA, AR and Saline, Grant & Perry Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $82,230 and $71,738.

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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.
$45,608
Median Household Income
± $1,872
57k
Number of Households
± 1,724

In 2022, the median household income of the 57k households in East Arkansas PUMA, AR declined from $45,608 from the previous year's value of $85,326.

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Wage Distribution

0.397
2022 Wage GINI in East Arkansas PUMA, AR
0.405
2021 Wage GINI in East Arkansas PUMA, AR

In 2022, the income inequality in East Arkansas PUMA, AR was 0.397 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.75% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for East Arkansas PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in East Arkansas PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.02%)

In 2022, 81.6% of workers in East Arkansas PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (4.02%).

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Arkansas PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in East Arkansas PUMA, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Arkansas PUMA, AR (33.8k out of 147k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Arkansas PUMA, AR is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.8% of the population of East Arkansas PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 33.5% on employee plans, 34.8% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas
1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee
1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1,890 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.23%
Uninsured
33.5%
Employer Coverage
34.8%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Arkansas PUMA, AR declined by 6.22% from 8.77% to 8.23%.

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