Little River County, AR

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2020 Population
12,345
0.0162% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.8
0.233% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.2%
12% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,966
8.54% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$77,400
0.642% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Little River County, AR had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $48,966. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Little River County, AR declined from 12,347 to 12,345, a −0.0162% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,113 to $48,966, a 8.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Little River County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), Other (Hispanic) (1.88%), and White (Hispanic) (1.81%).

None of the households in Little River 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.

99.8% of the residents in Little River County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Little River County, AR was $77,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Little River County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Little River County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Little River County, AR is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.381% of Little River County, AR residents were born outside of the country (47 people).

In 2020, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.98k people) in Little River County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 352 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Little River County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Little River County, AR was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Little River County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.98k ± 7
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 150
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    352 ± 150
3.69%
Hispanic Population
455 people

In 2020, there were 3.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.98k people) in Little River County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.38k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 352 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Little River County, AR are hispanic (455 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.381%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
47 people
0.356%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
44 people

As of 2020, 0.381% of Little River County, AR residents (47 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 Little River County, AR was 0.356%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    290 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    102 ± 68
  3. Korea
    61 ± 49

Little River County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Little River County, AR employs 5.14k people. The largest industries in Little River County, AR are Manufacturing (948 people), Educational Services (698 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (688 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($120,217), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750).

Occupations

5.14k
2020 Value
± 475
4.5%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Little River County, AR grew at a rate of 4.5%, from 4.92k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little River County, AR, are Production Occupations (768 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (646 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (552 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little River County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.14k
2020 Value
± 475
4.5%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Little River County, AR grew at a rate of 4.5%, from 4.92k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little River County, AR, are Manufacturing (948 people), Educational Services (698 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (688 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little River County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little River 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

$44,611
Median earning men ± $6,947
$30,833
Median earning women ± $3,504

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($98,036), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,006), and Manufacturing ($61,364).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,831), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,466), and Public Administration ($30,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 78
    Manufacturing
  2. 50
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 47
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Little River County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.7%), followed by Other (3.71%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

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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The median property value in Little River County, AR was $77,400 in 2020, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $77,900 to $77,400, a 0.642% decrease. The homeownership rate in Little River County, AR is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Little River County, AR have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Little River County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$77,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,304
$4,124
Median Property Taxes
±$455

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2020
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.9% of the housing units in Little River County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301.01
  2. Census Tract 302

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

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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.
$48,966
Median Household Income
± $5,041
5.29k
Number of Households
± 473

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.29k households in Little River County, AR grew to $48,966 from the previous year's value of $45,113.

The following chart displays the households in Little River 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 Little River County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Bicycle (1.42%)

In 2020, 86.1% of workers in Little River County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who used a bicycle to get to work (1.42%).

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

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little River County, AR have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Little River 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 Little River County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Little River County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little River County, AR (1.72k out of 12.1k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little River County, AR is White, followed by Black 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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94.9% of the population of Little River County, AR has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.32% 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 Little River County, AR see 4109 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (4120 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6130 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,109 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Little River County, AR

Primary care physicians in Little River County, AR see an average of 4,109 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (4,120 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.09%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little River County, AR declined by 17.9% from 6.2% to 5.09%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Little River County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 33.7% in Little River County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.86% in Little River County, AR.

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