Baxter County, AR

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2022 Population
41,801
0.784% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.1
0.579% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
3.49% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,403
8.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$155,600
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,371
1.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baxter County, AR had a population of 41.8k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $47,403. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baxter County, AR grew from 41,476 to 41,801, a 0.784% increase and its median household income grew from $43,530 to $47,403, a 8.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baxter County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), White (Hispanic) (1.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.794%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.55%).

None of the households in Baxter 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 Baxter County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baxter County, AR are Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (830 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Baxter County, AR was $155,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Baxter County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Baxter County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Baxter County, AR is home to a population of 41.8k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.16% of Baxter County, AR residents were born outside of the country (904 people).

In 2022, there were 23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Baxter County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 603 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baxter County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.5k ± 360
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.68k ± 380
  3. White (Hispanic)
    603 ± 160
2.67%
Hispanic Population
1.12k people

In 2022, there were 23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Baxter County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 603 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in Baxter County, AR are hispanic (1.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baxter 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

2.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
904 people
1.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
779 people

As of 2022, 2.16% of Baxter County, AR residents (904 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 Baxter County, AR was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,802 ± 277
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,016 ± 315
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    457 ± 161

Baxter County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baxter County, AR employs 15.4k people. The largest industries in Baxter County, AR are Manufacturing (3,299 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,780 people), and Retail Trade (2,268 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,309), Information ($50,393), and Finance & Insurance ($44,257).

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

15.4k
2022 Value
± 926
1.61%
1 Year growth
± 8.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baxter County, AR grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 15.1k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baxter County, AR, are Production Occupations (2,282 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,744 people), and Management Occupations (1,565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baxter County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.4k
2022 Value
± 926
1.61%
1 Year growth
± 8.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baxter County, AR grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 15.1k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baxter County, AR, are Manufacturing (3,299 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,780 people), and Retail Trade (2,268 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baxter County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Baxter 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

$35,858
Median earning men ± $2,573
$28,267
Median earning women ± $2,445

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,964), Information ($51,036), and Public Administration ($47,112).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,511), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,508), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,486).

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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. 621
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 286
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 237
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baxter County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 75.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.1%), followed by Other (1.68%).

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 Baxter County, AR awarded 830 degrees. The student population of Baxter County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 488 male students and 759 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baxter County, AR are White (736 and 88.7%), followed by Two or More Races (52 and 6.27%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 3.49%), and Black or African American (7 and 0.843%).

The largest universities in Baxter County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (830 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Baxter County, AR are General Studies (99 and 11.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (85 and 10.2%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (74 and 8.92%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,247 students enrolled in Baxter County, AR, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,125 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 99 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baxter County, AR was General Studies with 99 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
830 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University-Mountain Home with 830 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 292 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baxter County, AR, which is 0.543 times less than the 538 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 736 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,472) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($552) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) 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 Baxter County, AR was $155,600 in 2022, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,500 to $155,600, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Baxter County, AR is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baxter County, AR have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baxter County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baxter County, AR is $47,403. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Baxter County, AR was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $56,396, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,794 and $48,433.

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baxter County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.31%.

Property

$155,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,597
$14,142
Median Property Taxes
±$853

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

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Baxter County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9507
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baxter County, AR was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $56,396, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $48,794 and $48,433.

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

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Household Income

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$47,403
Median Household Income
± $2,413
19k
Number of Households
± 996

In 2022, the median household income of the 19k households in Baxter County, AR grew to $47,403 from the previous year's value of $43,530.

The following chart displays the households in Baxter 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baxter 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 (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.66%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Baxter County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.6%) and those who worked at home (5.66%).

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

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baxter County, AR have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Baxter 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 Baxter County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baxter County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baxter County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.31%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baxter County, AR (5.59k out of 41.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baxter County, AR is White, followed by Two Or More 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, 24% of the children was living in poverty in Baxter County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 182 in Baxter County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 75.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Baxter County, AR has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 23.4% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 3.94% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baxter County, AR see 1233 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.19% decrease from the previous year (1343 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,233 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baxter County, AR

Primary care physicians in Baxter County, AR see an average of 1,233 patients per year. This represents a 8.19% decrease from the previous year (1,343 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baxter 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 18.3% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.55%
Uninsured
28.2%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
23.4%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
3.94%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baxter County, AR grew by 6.23% from 6.16% to 6.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baxter County, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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 N/A in Baxter 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 32% in Baxter 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 10.2% in Baxter County, AR.

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