Phillips County, AR

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2022 Population
16,373
3.25% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
30.5%
8.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,458
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$74,100
0.954% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,654
2.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Phillips County, AR had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $37,458. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Phillips County, AR declined from 16,923 to 16,373, a −3.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,235 to $37,458, a 16.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (61.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.568%).

None of the households in Phillips 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.

99.3% of the residents in Phillips County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phillips County, AR are Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (356 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Phillips County, AR was $74,100, and the homeownership rate was 53.7%.

Most people in Phillips County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Phillips County, AR is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.09% of Phillips County, AR residents were born outside of the country (178 people).

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Phillips County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.53k White (Non-Hispanic) and 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Phillips County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Phillips County, AR was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 162
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.53k ± 57
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    252 ± 134
2.16%
Hispanic Population
354 people

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Phillips County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.53k White (Non-Hispanic) and 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.16% of the people in Phillips County, AR are hispanic (354 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Phillips 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

1.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
178 people
0.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
71 people

As of 2022, 1.09% of Phillips County, AR residents (178 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 Phillips County, AR was 0.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    305 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    65 ± 47
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    59 ± 46

Phillips County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Phillips County, AR employs 5.65k people. The largest industries in Phillips County, AR are Manufacturing (902 people), Retail Trade (884 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (827 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($221,000), Utilities ($65,433), and Wholesale Trade ($62,417).

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

5.65k
2022 Value
± 565
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phillips County, AR grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 5.53k employees to 5.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phillips County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (687 people), Sales & Related Occupations (643 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (561 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phillips County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.65k
2022 Value
± 565
2.33%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Phillips County, AR grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 5.53k employees to 5.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phillips County, AR, are Manufacturing (902 people), Retail Trade (884 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (827 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phillips County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Phillips 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

$39,825
Median earning men ± $3,926
$27,901
Median earning women ± $5,391

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,200), and Public Administration ($45,511).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($42,917), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,691), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($28,542).

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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. 153
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 94
    Retail Trade
  3. 89
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Phillips County, AR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Other (3%).

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 Phillips County, AR awarded 356 degrees. The student population of Phillips County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 451 male students and 783 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phillips County, AR are Black or African American (193 and 54.2%), followed by White (149 and 41.9%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.53%), and Two or More Races (4 and 1.12%).

The largest universities in Phillips County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (356 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Phillips County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 18%), Welding Technology (43 and 12.1%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (40 and 11.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,234 students enrolled in Phillips County, AR, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 636 records, of which 64% were women and 36% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Phillips County, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 53 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
356 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas with 356 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 171 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phillips County, AR, which is 0.924 times less than the 185 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 193 degrees mean that there were 1.3 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 149 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($860) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,350) 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 Phillips County, AR was $74,100 in 2022, which is 0.263 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $73,400 to $74,100, a 0.954% increase. The homeownership rate in Phillips County, AR is 53.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Phillips County, AR have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Phillips County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Phillips County, AR is $37,458. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Phillips County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $42,917, followed by Census Tract 4806 and Census Tract 4803, with respective values of $40,000 and $30,490.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.37%.

Property

$74,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,474
$3,318
Median Property Taxes
±$378

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

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

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Rent vs Own

53.7%
Homeownership
2022
54.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.7% of the housing units in Phillips County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4801
  2. Census Tract 4806
  3. Census Tract 4803

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phillips County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $42,917, followed by Census Tract 4806 and Census Tract 4803, with respective values of $40,000 and $30,490.

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

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Household Income

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$37,458
Median Household Income
± $4,178
6.18k
Number of Households
± 556

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.18k households in Phillips County, AR grew to $37,458 from the previous year's value of $32,235.

The following chart displays the households in Phillips 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 Phillips 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 (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.47%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Phillips County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (4.47%).

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

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phillips County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.03% of the workforce in Phillips 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 Phillips County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phillips County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.37%.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phillips County, AR (4.95k out of 16.2k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phillips 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, 37% of the children was living in poverty in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 17.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.19k in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 73.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.4% of the population of Phillips County, AR has health coverage, with 24.5% on employee plans, 43.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 9.83% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, AR see 1617 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% decrease from the previous year (1803 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2883 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1331 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,617 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Phillips County, AR

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, AR see an average of 1,617 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% decrease from the previous year (1,803 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Phillips 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 28.3% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.59%
Uninsured
24.5%
Employer Coverage
43.6%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
9.83%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phillips County, AR grew by 3.99% from 7.3% to 7.59%.

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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 108 in Phillips County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 45.2% in Phillips 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% in Phillips County, AR.

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