White County, AR

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2022 Population
77,118
0.0558% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
1.86% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
5.43% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,144
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$150,700
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
32,261
1.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, White County, AR had a population of 77.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $51,144. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of White County, AR grew from 77,075 to 77,118, a 0.0558% increase and its median household income grew from $46,345 to $51,144, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in White County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%), White (Hispanic) (2.65%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in White 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.

98.4% of the residents in White County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in White County, AR are Harding University (107044) (1,211 degrees awarded in 2022), Arkansas State University-Beebe (966 degrees), and Searcy Beauty College (29 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in White County, AR was $150,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in White County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in White County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

White County, AR is home to a population of 77.1k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.27% of White County, AR residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.3k people) in White County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of White County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in White County, AR was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in White County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.3k ± 448
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.3k ± 244
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 484
4.68%
Hispanic Population
3.61k people

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.3k people) in White County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.68% of the people in White County, AR are hispanic (3.61k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in White 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

2.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.75k people
2.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2022, 2.27% of White County, AR residents (1.75k 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 White County, AR was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,589 ± 322
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,089 ± 339
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    576 ± 208

White County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of White County, AR employs 32.3k people. The largest industries in White County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,959 people), Manufacturing (4,378 people), and Retail Trade (4,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,188), Wholesale Trade ($71,724), and Utilities ($69,531).

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

32.3k
2022 Value
± 1,614
1.1%
1 Year growth
± 6.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in White County, AR grew at a rate of 1.1%, from 31.9k employees to 32.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in White County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,170 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,893 people), and Management Occupations (2,717 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of White County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.3k
2022 Value
± 1,614
1.1%
1 Year growth
± 6.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in White County, AR grew at a rate of 1.1%, from 31.9k employees to 32.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in White County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,959 people), Manufacturing (4,378 people), and Retail Trade (4,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of White County, AR, though some of these residents may live in White 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

$43,327
Median earning men ± $2,893
$27,779
Median earning women ± $1,620

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($73,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,118), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,266).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,398), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,094).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 612
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 423
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 400
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in White County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 78.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

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 White County, AR awarded 2,206 degrees. The student population of White County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,204 male students and 4,613 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in White County, AR are White (1,863 and 86.7%), followed by Black or African American (110 and 5.12%), Hispanic or Latino (86 and 4%), and Two or More Races (54 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in White County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Harding University (107044) (1,211 and 54.9%), Arkansas State University-Beebe (966 and 43.8%), and Searcy Beauty College (29 and 1.31%).

The most popular majors in White County, AR are General Studies (293 and 13.3%), Other Health Preparatory Programs (146 and 6.62%), and General Business Administration & Management (99 and 4.49%).

The median tuition cost in White County, AR for private four year colleges is $22,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in White County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 45.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 78.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,817 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,817 students enrolled in White County, AR, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,230 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in White County, AR was Elementary Education & Teaching with 56 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,211 degrees awarded
  2. 966 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Harding University (107044) with 1,211 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 818 men were awarded degrees from institutions in White County, AR, which is 0.589 times less than the 1,388 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 1,863 degrees mean that there were 16.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 110 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 ($22,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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.

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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 White County, AR was $150,700 in 2022, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,600 to $150,700, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in White County, AR is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in White County, AR have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in White County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in White County, AR is $51,144. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in White County, AR was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $63,631, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 707, with respective values of $58,618 and $51,821.

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in White County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.11%.

Property

$150,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,278
$19,105
Median Property Taxes
±$992

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.4% of the housing units in White County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 704.01
  2. Census Tract 703
  3. Census Tract 707

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in White County, AR was Census Tract 704.01 with a value of $63,631, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 707, with respective values of $58,618 and $51,821.

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

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Household Income

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$51,144
Median Household Income
± $3,710
28.8k
Number of Households
± 1,343

In 2022, the median household income of the 28.8k households in White County, AR grew to $51,144 from the previous year's value of $46,345.

The following chart displays the households in White 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 White 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 (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.65%)

In 2022, 84.4% of workers in White County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (3.65%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in White County, AR have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in White 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 White County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in White County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in White County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.11%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in White County, AR (11.9k out of 73.8k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in White County, AR is White, followed by Hispanic 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, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in White County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 344 in White County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 74.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.4% of the population of White County, AR has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in White County, AR see 1544 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.6% decrease from the previous year (1920 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 483 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,544 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in White County, AR

Primary care physicians in White County, AR see an average of 1,544 patients per year. This represents a 19.6% decrease from the previous year (1,920 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in White 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 24.8% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.61%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
25.6%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in White County, AR grew by 2.95% from 9.33% to 9.61%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.5 in White 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 36.7% in White County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.1% in White County, AR.

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