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Baxter County, AR&

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0.12% decline
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Median Household Income
7.68% growth
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1.3% growth
Median Property Value
2.24% growth


The economy of Baxter County, AR employs 15,427 people. The economy of Baxter County, AR is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.85; 1.74; and 1.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Baxter County, AR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,332), Manufacturing (2,773), and Retail trade (2,100), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,052), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,000), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($31,500).

Median household income in Baxter County, AR is $38,115. Males in Baxter County, AR have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,153. The income inequality of Baxter County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Baxter County, AR. In Baxter County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,755. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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Baxter County, AR is home to a population of 40,992 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Baxter County, AR is composed of 39,042 White residents (95.2%), 836 Hispanic residents (2.04%), 561 Two+ residents (1.37%), 227 Asian residents (0.55%), and 218 Native residents (0.53%). The most common foreign languages in Baxter County, AR are Spanish (339 speakers), Chinese (140 speakers), and German (140 speakers), but compared to other places, Baxter County, AR has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (47 speakers), German (140 speakers), and Scandinavian (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Baxter County, AR awarded 605 degrees. The student population of Baxter County, AR is skewed towards females, with 226 male students and 379 female students. Most students in Baxter County, AR are White (556 and 91.9%), followed by Two or more races (24 and 3.97%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 2.98%), and American Indian (3 and 0.5%). The largest universities in Baxter County, AR by number of graduates are Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (596 and 98.5%), The Beauty School (9 and 1.49%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Baxter County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (95 and 15.7%), Teacher Education (26 and 4.3%), and General Business (25 and 4.13%). The median tuition costs in Baxter County, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baxter County, AR is $123,100, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $120,400 to $123,100, a 2.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Baxter County, AR is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Baxter County, AR have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baxter County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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