Faulkner County, AR

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2022 Population
124,611
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.8
0.896% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
5.09% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,273
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,800
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
58,278
1.18% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Faulkner County, AR had a population of 125k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $61,273. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Faulkner County, AR grew from 123,191 to 124,611, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $54,845 to $61,273, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Faulkner County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.78%), White (Hispanic) (2.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.71%).

None of the households in Faulkner 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.

98.1% of the residents in Faulkner County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Faulkner County, AR are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 degrees awarded in 2022), Hendrix College (258 degrees), and Central Baptist College (91 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Faulkner County, AR was $195,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%.

Most people in Faulkner County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Faulkner County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Faulkner County, AR is home to a population of 125k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.48% of Faulkner County, AR residents were born outside of the country (4.34k people).

In 2022, there were 6.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.4k people) in Faulkner County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.71k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Faulkner County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Faulkner County, AR was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Faulkner County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    98.4k ± 290
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 623
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.71k ± 784
4.4%
Hispanic Population
5.49k people

In 2022, there were 6.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98.4k people) in Faulkner County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.71k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.4% of the people in Faulkner County, AR are hispanic (5.49k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Faulkner 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

3.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.34k people
3.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.48k people

As of 2022, 3.48% of Faulkner County, AR residents (4.34k 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 Faulkner County, AR was 3.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,870 ± 294
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,570 ± 267
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,011 ± 272

Faulkner County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Faulkner County, AR employs 58.3k people. The largest industries in Faulkner County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,388 people), Retail Trade (7,844 people), and Educational Services (6,346 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($119,006), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,232), and Utilities ($62,938).

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

58.3k
2022 Value
± 2,099
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 5.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Faulkner County, AR declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 59k employees to 58.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Faulkner County, AR, are Management Occupations (6,663 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,901 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,702 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Faulkner County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

58.3k
2022 Value
± 2,099
−1.18%
1 Year decline
± 5.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Faulkner County, AR declined at a rate of −1.18%, from 59k employees to 58.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Faulkner County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,388 people), Retail Trade (7,844 people), and Educational Services (6,346 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Faulkner County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Faulkner 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

$47,101
Median earning men ± $1,531
$35,433
Median earning women ± $1,868

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($87,798), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,010), and Public Administration ($59,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($64,922), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,556), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,449).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,136
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 719
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 513
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Faulkner County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 63.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.54%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Faulkner County, AR awarded 2,881 degrees. The student population of Faulkner County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,410 male students and 7,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Faulkner County, AR are White (2,086 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (331 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (112 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Faulkner County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 and 87.1%), Hendrix College (258 and 8.96%), and Central Baptist College (91 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Faulkner County, AR are General Psychology (181 and 6.28%), General Business Administration & Management (139 and 4.82%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (136 and 4.72%).

The median tuition costs in Faulkner County, AR are $25,475 for private four year colleges, and $6,950 and $13,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Faulkner County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,678 (37.8% men and 62.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,678 students enrolled in Faulkner County, AR, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,874 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Faulkner County, AR was General Psychology with 181 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,508 degrees awarded
  2. 258 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Arkansas with 2,508 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,025 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Faulkner County, AR, which is 0.552 times less than the 1,856 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 2,086 degrees mean that there were 6.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,475) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,828) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,294) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Faulkner County, AR was $195,800 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,800 to $195,800, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Faulkner County, AR is 62.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Faulkner County, AR have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Faulkner County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Faulkner County, AR is $61,273. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Faulkner County, AR was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $107,540, followed by Census Tract 301.03 and Census Tract 301.04, with respective values of $104,671 and $100,054.

In 2022, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Faulkner County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.564%.

Property

$195,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,642
$29,531
Median Property Taxes
±$1,293

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

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.3% of the housing units in Faulkner County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304.01
  2. Census Tract 301.03
  3. Census Tract 301.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Faulkner County, AR was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $107,540, followed by Census Tract 301.03 and Census Tract 301.04, with respective values of $104,671 and $100,054.

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

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Household Income

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$61,273
Median Household Income
± $3,234
47.4k
Number of Households
± 1,762

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.4k households in Faulkner County, AR grew to $61,273 from the previous year's value of $54,845.

The following chart displays the households in Faulkner 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 Faulkner 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 (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.53%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in Faulkner County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.93%) and those who worked at home (6.53%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Faulkner County, AR have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Faulkner County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Faulkner County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.564%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Faulkner County, AR (18.5k out of 119k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Faulkner County, AR is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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, 13.3% of the children was living in poverty in Faulkner County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 361 in Faulkner County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 64.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Faulkner County, AR has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1863 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2489 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 602 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,826 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Faulkner County, AR

Primary care physicians in Faulkner County, AR see an average of 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 1.99% decrease from the previous year (1,863 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 27.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.79%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Faulkner County, AR declined by 2.99% from 8.03% to 7.79%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.4 in Faulkner 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 37.4% in Faulkner County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.31% in Faulkner County, AR.

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