Marion County, AR

County

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Population
16,438
0.391% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Median Age
51.7

Poverty Rate
20.6%

Median Household Income
$35,518
1.65% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$119,000
1.45% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
5,322
0.579% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Marion County, AR had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $35,518. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Marion County, AR grew from 16,374 to 16,438, a 0.391% increase and its median household income declined from $36,113 to $35,518, a -1.65% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.882%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.833%). NaNk% of the people in Marion County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Marion County, AR is $119,000, and the homeownership rate is 78.9%. Most people in Marion County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, AR is 2 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 75.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.2%), followed by Other (4.74%). 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.

Marion 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
75.1% 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 Marion County, AR have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Marion County, AR is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.22% of Marion County, AR residents were born outside of the country (200 people).

In 2018, there were 52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.5k people) in Marion County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 298 White (Hispanic) and 212 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 19
  2. White (Hispanic)
    298 ± 55
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    212 ± 121
2.23%
Hispanic Population
366 people

In 2018, there were 52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.5k people) in Marion County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 298 White (Hispanic) and 212 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.23% of the people in Marion County, AR are hispanic (366 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.22%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
200 people
1.23%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
201 people

As of 2018, 1.22% of Marion County, AR residents (200 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 Marion County, AR was 1.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
59
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 17.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Marion County, AR was 51.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Marion County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Marion County, AR residents was 52.

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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

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Marion County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, AR was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    892 ± 153
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    189 ± 90
  3. Korea
    137 ± 62

Marion County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Marion County, AR is $35,518. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, AR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $40,135, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602.02, with respective values of $38,546 and $35,263.

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 Marion County, AR employs 5.32k people. The largest industries in Marion County, AR are Manufacturing (1,241 people), Retail Trade (751 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (747 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,906), Wholesale Trade ($53,580), and Educational Services ($46,280).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,518
2018 value
± $3,067
-1.65%
1 Year Growth
± 11.5%

Households in Marion County, AR have a median annual income of $35,518, 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 $36,113 in 2017, which represents a -1.65% annual growth.

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

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Arkansas.
$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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion 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 9601
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. Census Tract 9602.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, AR was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $40,135, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9602.02, with respective values of $38,546 and $35,263.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion 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

20.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, AR (3.36k out of 16.3k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    3,049 ± 296
  2. Hispanic
    139 ± 102
  3. Black
    126 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.32k
2018 Value
± 427
-0.579%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, AR declined at a rate of -0.579%, from 5.35k employees to 5.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, AR, are Production Occupations (694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (524 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (492 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (694 people), Sales & Related Occupations (524 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.7 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,889), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($64,479), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($52,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.32k
2018 Value
± 427
-0.579%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Marion County, AR declined at a rate of -0.579%, from 5.35k employees to 5.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,241 people), Retail Trade (751 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (747 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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 Marion County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,241 people), Retail Trade (751 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (747 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.37 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.32 times), and Public Administration (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,906), Wholesale Trade ($53,580), and Educational Services ($46,280).

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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 Marion County, AR was $119,000 in 2018, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $117,300 to $119,000, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, AR is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, AR have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,000
2018 Median
± $7,914
$117,300
2017 Median
± $9,068

In 2018, the median property value in Marion County, AR grew to to $119,000 from the previous year's value of $117,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion 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 Marion 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.
$35,518
Median Household Income
± $3,067
6.67k
Number of Households
± 474

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.67k households in Marion County, AR declined from $35,518 from the previous year's value of $36,113.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
2018 Homeownership
78.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.9% of the housing units in Marion County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Marion County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.4%
  2. Carpooled
    13.3%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.63%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, AR was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Worked At Home (5.63%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93% of the population of Marion County, AR has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 3.65% 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 Marion County, AR see 8092 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (8184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5442 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

8,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, AR

Primary care physicians in Marion County, AR see an average of 8,092 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (8,184 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion 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

6.97%
Uninsured
29.6%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
3.65%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, AR declined by 18.1% from 8.5% to 6.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion 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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