Crittenden County, AR

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2022 Population
47,945
0.813% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
1.13% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.7%
0.576% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,860
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,300
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,355
1.61% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Crittenden County, AR had a population of 47.9k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $51,860. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Crittenden County, AR declined from 48,338 to 47,945, a −0.813% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,452 to $51,860, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Crittenden County, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (40.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.84%), White (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Crittenden 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.

98.9% of the residents in Crittenden County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Crittenden County, AR are Arkansas State University Mid-South (468 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Crittenden County, AR was $147,300, and the homeownership rate was 56.2%.

Most people in Crittenden County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Crittenden County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Crittenden County, AR is home to a population of 47.9k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.79% of Crittenden County, AR residents were born outside of the country (858 people).

In 2022, there were 1.24 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Crittenden County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Crittenden County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Crittenden County, AR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Crittenden County, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 562
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.3k ± 46
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.8k ± 570
2.97%
Hispanic Population
1.42k people

In 2022, there were 1.24 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Crittenden County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.97% of the people in Crittenden County, AR are hispanic (1.42k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
858 people
1.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
826 people

As of 2022, 1.79% of Crittenden County, AR residents (858 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 Crittenden County, AR was 1.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    817 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    375 ± 121
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    320 ± 111

Crittenden County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Crittenden County, AR employs 20.4k people. The largest industries in Crittenden County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,079 people), Retail Trade (2,606 people), and Manufacturing (2,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,185), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,146), and Finance & Insurance ($51,094).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,017
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 7.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Crittenden County, AR declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 20.7k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Crittenden County, AR, are Management Occupations (2,068 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,038 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,939 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Crittenden County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,017
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 7.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Crittenden County, AR declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 20.7k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Crittenden County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,079 people), Retail Trade (2,606 people), and Manufacturing (2,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Crittenden County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Crittenden 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

$45,773
Median earning men ± $1,425
$32,091
Median earning women ± $1,612

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,393), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,718), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,807).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($42,866), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,438), and Public Administration ($40,301).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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. 369
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 188
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 179
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Crittenden County, AR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.8%), followed by Other (2.49%).

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 Crittenden County, AR awarded 468 degrees. The student population of Crittenden County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 389 male students and 590 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Crittenden County, AR are Black or African American (262 and 57.2%), followed by White (150 and 32.8%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 4.37%), and Two or More Races (11 and 2.4%).

The largest universities in Crittenden County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University Mid-South (468 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Crittenden County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (114 and 24.4%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (43 and 9.19%), and General Business Administration & Management (34 and 7.26%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 979 students enrolled in Crittenden County, AR, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 560 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Crittenden County, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Crittenden County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
468 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University Mid-South with 468 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 196 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Crittenden County, AR, which is 0.721 times less than the 272 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 262 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 150 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,832) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($514) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Crittenden County, AR was $147,300 in 2022, which is 0.523 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,400 to $147,300, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Crittenden County, AR is 56.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Crittenden County, AR have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Crittenden County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Crittenden County, AR is $51,860. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Crittenden County, AR was Census Tract 308.06 with a value of $105,066, followed by Census Tract 308.07 and Census Tract 308.03, with respective values of $96,563 and $86,576.

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Crittenden County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.62%.

Property

$147,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,820
$10,443
Median Property Taxes
±$669

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

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Rent vs Own

56.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.2% of the housing units in Crittenden County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 308.06
  2. Census Tract 308.07
  3. Census Tract 308.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Crittenden County, AR was Census Tract 308.06 with a value of $105,066, followed by Census Tract 308.07 and Census Tract 308.03, with respective values of $96,563 and $86,576.

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

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Household Income

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$51,860
Median Household Income
± $3,801
18.6k
Number of Households
± 981

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Crittenden County, AR grew to $51,860 from the previous year's value of $46,452.

The following chart displays the households in Crittenden 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 Crittenden 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 (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.4%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Crittenden County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.5%) and those who worked at home (5.4%).

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

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Crittenden County, AR have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Crittenden County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Crittenden County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.62%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Crittenden County, AR (9.31k out of 47.2k 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 < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Crittenden County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 35% of the children was living in poverty in Crittenden County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.27k in Crittenden County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 449 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Crittenden County, AR has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 33.3% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 8.72% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Crittenden County, AR see 2997 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (3223 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1536 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 418 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,997 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Crittenden County, AR

Primary care physicians in Crittenden County, AR see an average of 2,997 patients per year. This represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (3,223 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Crittenden 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 28.9% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
33.3%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
8.72%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Crittenden County, AR declined by 2.54% from 8.8% to 8.57%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 109 in Crittenden County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

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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 42.6% in Crittenden County, AR.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.22% in Crittenden County, AR.

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