Jackson County, AR

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2022 Population
16,784
0.557% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.495% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.4%
1.93% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,929
7.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$85,700
13.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,906
0.253% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Jackson County, AR had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $41,929. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, AR declined from 16,878 to 16,784, a −0.557% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,154 to $41,929, a 7.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.64%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.435%).

None of the households in Jackson 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.

99.6% of the residents in Jackson County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, AR are Arkansas State University-Newport (440402) (1,296 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, AR was $85,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Jackson County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, AR is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.679% of Jackson County, AR residents were born outside of the country (114 people).

In 2022, there were 6.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Jackson County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Jackson County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, AR was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 39
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.04k ± 256
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 268
3.18%
Hispanic Population
534 people

In 2022, there were 6.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Jackson County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.18% of the people in Jackson County, AR are hispanic (534 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 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

0.679%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
114 people
0.415%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
70 people

As of 2022, 0.679% of Jackson County, AR residents (114 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 Jackson County, AR was 0.415%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    250 ± 76
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    90 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    68 ± 46

Jackson County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, AR employs 5.91k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, AR are Manufacturing (1,066 people), Retail Trade (898 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (671 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,333), Finance & Insurance ($59,095), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,966).

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

5.91k
2022 Value
± 526
−0.253%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, AR declined at a rate of −0.253%, from 5.92k employees to 5.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (675 people), Production Occupations (600 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (459 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.91k
2022 Value
± 526
−0.253%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, AR declined at a rate of −0.253%, from 5.92k employees to 5.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,066 people), Retail Trade (898 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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

$41,444
Median earning men ± $3,008
$24,391
Median earning women ± $3,187

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($190,156), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,879), and Public Administration ($42,083).

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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. 118
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 85
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 83
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 70.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.8%), followed by Other (1.89%).

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 Jackson County, AR awarded 1,296 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 538 male students and 1,054 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, AR are White (888 and 70.9%), followed by Black or African American (272 and 21.7%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 3.99%), and Two or More Races (26 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University-Newport (440402) (1,296 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, AR are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (212 and 16.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (203 and 15.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (153 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,592 students enrolled in Jackson County, AR, 33.8% men and 66.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,158 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jackson County, AR was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 109 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,296 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University-Newport (440402) with 1,296 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 559 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, AR, which is 0.758 times less than the 737 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 888 degrees mean that there were 3.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 272 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($552) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($548) 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 Jackson County, AR was $85,700 in 2022, which is 0.304 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $75,300 to $85,700, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, AR is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, AR have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, AR is $41,929. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $51,645, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4805, with respective values of $45,281 and $44,150.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.31%.

Property

$85,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,607
$4,075
Median Property Taxes
±$366

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

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in Jackson County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4801
  2. Census Tract 4802
  3. Census Tract 4805

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $51,645, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4805, with respective values of $45,281 and $44,150.

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

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Household Income

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$41,929
Median Household Income
± $3,365
6.12k
Number of Households
± 492

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.12k households in Jackson County, AR grew to $41,929 from the previous year's value of $39,154.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson 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 (83%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.16%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Jackson County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (3.16%).

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Jackson 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 Jackson County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.31%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, AR (2.96k out of 14.5k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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, 29.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jackson County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 692 in Jackson County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 231 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Jackson County, AR has health coverage, with 25% on employee plans, 35.2% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, AR see 2786 patients per year on average, which represents a 16% increase from the previous year (2402 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3327 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 979 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,786 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, AR

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, AR see an average of 2,786 patients per year. This represents a 16% increase from the previous year (2,402 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson 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 24% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.36%
Uninsured
25%
Employer Coverage
35.2%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, AR declined by 14.5% from 9.78% to 8.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson 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 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 81 in Jackson 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 38.5% in Jackson 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 9.44% in Jackson County, AR.

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