Fulton County, AR

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Population
12,139
0.389% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Median Age
48.1

Poverty Rate
23.9%

Median Household Income
$36,184
0.369% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$93,500
2.41% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,045
2.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Fulton County, AR had a population of 12.1k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $36,184. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fulton County, AR grew from 12,092 to 12,139, a 0.389% increase and its median household income grew from $36,051 to $36,184, a 0.369% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fulton County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.01%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.585%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.503%). NaNk% of the people in Fulton County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fulton County, AR is $93,500, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Fulton County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, AR is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 72.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.4%), followed by Other (4.9%). The most partisan county was Polk County, AR with 80.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Fulton County, AR is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arkansas
72.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 80.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Polk County, AR with 80.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, colored by their political party.

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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 Fulton County, AR have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Fulton County, AR is home to a population of 12.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.24% of Fulton County, AR residents were born outside of the country (150 people).

In 2018, there were 45.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Fulton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 122 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fulton County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 19
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    255 ± 85.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    122 ± 67
1.51%
Hispanic Population
183 people

In 2018, there were 45.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Fulton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 255 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 122 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.51% of the people in Fulton County, AR are hispanic (183 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fulton County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
150 people
0.976%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
118 people

As of 2018, 1.24% of Fulton County, AR residents (150 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fulton County, AR was 0.976%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 35.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fulton County, AR was 48.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Fulton County, AR are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Fulton County, AR residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,950 ± 6,094 people
  2. El Salvador
    12,524 ± 2,742 people
  3. India
    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Fulton County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, AR was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    429 ± 129
  2. Korea
    253 ± 115
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    163 ± 71

Fulton County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Fulton County, AR is $36,184. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fulton County, AR was Census Tract 5501 with a value of $38,807, followed by Census Tract 5502 and N/A, with respective values of $31,884 and N/A.

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fulton County, AR employs 4.05k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (754 people), Retail Trade (540 people), and Construction (408 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,688), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,787), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,728).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,184
2018 value
± $3,839
0.369%
1 Year Growth
± 14.7%

Households in Fulton County, AR have a median annual income of $36,184, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,051 in 2017, which represents a 0.369% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Fulton County, AR compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $1,816
$38,953
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $55,861 ± $11,571
  2. White
    $43,596 ± $1,206
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fulton County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.453
2017 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.453
2016 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5501
  2. Census Tract 5502
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, AR was Census Tract 5501 with a value of $38,807, followed by Census Tract 5502 and N/A, with respective values of $31,884 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, AR (2.84k out of 11.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,721 ± 318
  2. Black
    65 ± 97
  3. Two Or More
    28 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton County, AR is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.05k
2018 Value
± 427
-2.11%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fulton County, AR declined at a rate of -2.11%, from 4.13k employees to 4.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (459 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (443 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (310 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (459 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (443 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.51 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.16 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($55,833), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($55,662), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,031).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.05k
2018 Value
± 427
-2.11%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fulton County, AR declined at a rate of -2.11%, from 4.13k employees to 4.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (754 people), Retail Trade (540 people), and Construction (408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Fulton County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fulton County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (754 people), Retail Trade (540 people), and Construction (408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, AR has an unusually high number of Utilities (7.01 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.94 times), and Construction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,688), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,787), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,728).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $24.5B
  2. $17.5B
  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B
2015 Value in Arkansas
$228B
Projected 2045 Value in Arkansas
52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.4B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, AR was $93,500 in 2018, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,300 to $93,500, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, AR is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, AR have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, AR is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,500
2018 Median
± $12,640
$91,300
2017 Median
± $21,723

In 2018, the median property value in Fulton County, AR grew to to $93,500 from the previous year's value of $91,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fulton County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,184
Median Household Income
± $3,839
5k
Number of Households
± 468

In 2018, the median household income of the 5k households in Fulton County, AR grew to $36,184 from the previous year's value of $36,051.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fulton County, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
2018 Homeownership
78.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.2% of the housing units in Fulton County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fulton County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, AR have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.42% of the workforce in Fulton County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.2%
  2. Worked At Home
    6.8%
  3. Carpooled
    6.73%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fulton County, AR was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.8%) and those who Carpooled (6.73%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fulton County, AR have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Fulton County, AR has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 3.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arkansas was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, AR see 2441 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% increase from the previous year (2425 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4041 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,441 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fulton County, AR

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, AR see an average of 2,441 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% increase from the previous year (2,425 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas
$3,906
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,108
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,479
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.07%
Uninsured
30.1%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
3.44%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, AR declined by 9.92% from 10.1% to 9.07%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.2% prevalence
  2. 17.1% prevalence
  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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