Paragould, AR

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2022 Population
29,690
1.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
1.99% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.4%
3.64% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,732
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,700
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,714
1.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Paragould, AR had a population of 29.7k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $54,732. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Paragould, AR grew from 29,327 to 29,690, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $49,977 to $54,732, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paragould, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.7%), and White (Hispanic) (1.49%).

None of the households in Paragould, 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.

99.2% of the residents in Paragould, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paragould, AR are Crowley's Ridge College (35 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Paragould, AR was $170,700, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Paragould, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Paragould, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Paragould, AR is home to a population of 29.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.08% of Paragould, AR residents were born outside of the country (320 people).

In 2022, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.9k people) in Paragould, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 972 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Paragould, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Paragould, AR was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paragould, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.9k ± 520
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 182
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    972 ± 508
4.38%
Hispanic Population
1.3k people

In 2022, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.9k people) in Paragould, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 972 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.38% of the people in Paragould, AR are hispanic (1.3k people).

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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

1.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
320 people
0.982%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
288 people

As of 2022, 1.08% of Paragould, AR residents (320 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 Paragould, AR was 0.982%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    668 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    495 ± 209
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    266 ± 125

Paragould, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Paragould, AR employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Paragould, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,419 people), Manufacturing (2,404 people), and Retail Trade (2,013 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,786), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,947), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,580).

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

12.7k
2022 Value
± 1,021
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paragould, AR grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 12.6k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paragould, AR, are Production Occupations (1,413 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,406 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paragould, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.7k
2022 Value
± 1,021
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paragould, AR grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 12.6k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paragould, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,419 people), Manufacturing (2,404 people), and Retail Trade (2,013 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paragould, AR, though some of these residents may live in Paragould, 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

$41,362
Median earning men ± $4,326
$31,915
Median earning women ± $4,462

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($59,359), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,921), and Manufacturing ($48,225).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,324), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,804), and Manufacturing ($38,125).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, 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 Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Paragould, AR awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Paragould, AR in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 103 male students and 98 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paragould, AR are White (31 and 88.6%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 5.71%), Asian (1 and 2.86%), and Unknown (1 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in Paragould, AR by number of degrees awarded are Crowley's Ridge College (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Paragould, AR are General Studies (9 and 25.7%), Sport & Fitness Management (6 and 17.1%), and Biblical Studies (6 and 17.1%).

The median tuition cost in Paragould, AR for private four year colleges is $13,000.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 201 students enrolled in Paragould, AR, 51.2% men and 48.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 167 records, of which 49.7% were women and 50.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 6 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Paragould, AR was Sport & Fitness Management with 6 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Crowley's Ridge College with 35 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paragould, AR, which is 0.944 times less than the 18 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 31 degrees mean that there were 15.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($13,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($793) 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 Paragould, AR was $170,700 in 2022, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $149,100 to $170,700, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Paragould, AR is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Paragould, AR have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Paragould, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Paragould, AR is $54,732. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Paragould, AR was Census Tract 4808.01 with a value of $74,614, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4808.02, with respective values of $66,750 and $58,869.

Property

$170,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,794
$6,298
Median Property Taxes
±$623

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

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

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.8% of the housing units in Paragould, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4808.01
  2. Census Tract 4802
  3. Census Tract 4808.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paragould, AR was Census Tract 4808.01 with a value of $74,614, followed by Census Tract 4802 and Census Tract 4808.02, with respective values of $66,750 and $58,869.

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

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Household Income

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$54,732
Median Household Income
± $3,039
11.3k
Number of Households
± 871

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Paragould, AR grew to $54,732 from the previous year's value of $49,977.

The following chart displays the households in Paragould, 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 Paragould, 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 (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Walked (3.48%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Paragould, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who walked to work (3.48%).

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paragould, AR have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Paragould, 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 Paragould, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Paragould, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paragould, AR (5.01k out of 28.7k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paragould, 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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Health

89.7% of the population of Paragould, AR has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 29.8% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Greene County, AR see 2060 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.6% increase from the previous year (1813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3040 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greene County, AR

Primary care physicians in Greene County, AR see an average of 2,060 patients per year. This represents a 13.6% increase from the previous year (1,813 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greene 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 27.1% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
29.8%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paragould, AR grew by 26.5% from 8.12% to 10.3%.

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