Stone County, AR

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Population

12,443

0.48% decline

Poverty Rate

24.2%


Median Age

49.5


Median Household Income

$33,091

8.54% growth

Number of Employees

4,345

0.321% decline

Median Property Value

$107,300

2.39% growth

About

In 2017, Stone County, AR had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $33,091. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stone County, AR declined from 12,503 to 12,443, a -0.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,486 to $33,091, a 8.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), White (Hispanic) (1.54%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.603%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.249%). N/A% of the people in Stone County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stone County, AR is $107,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Stone County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Stone County, AR is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Stone County, AR employs 4.35k people. The largest industries in Stone County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (568 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), and Construction (470 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,645), Educational Services ($50,611), and Utilities ($48,958).

Median household income in Stone County, AR is $33,091. Males in Stone County, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Stone County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,091

2017 value

± $4,191

8.54%

1 Year Growth

± 14.9%

Households in Stone County, AR have a median annual income of $33,091, 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 $30,486 in 2016, which represents a 8.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stone County, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 9502.01

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stone County, AR was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $35,724, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502.02, with respective values of $34,676 and $31,597.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stone County, AR (2.98k out of 12.3k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    2,754 ± 369

  2. Two Or More

    197 ± 131

  3. Hispanic

    61 ± 107

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

Employment by Occupations

4.35k

2017 Value

± 480

-0.321%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stone County, AR declined at a rate of -0.321%, from 4.36k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stone County, AR, are Management Occupations (584 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (511 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (410 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stone County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stone County, AR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (584 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (511 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (410 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stone County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.95 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.36 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stone County, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,009), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,776), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($45,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.35k

2017 Value

± 480

-0.321%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stone County, AR declined at a rate of -0.321%, from 4.36k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stone County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (568 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), and Construction (470 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stone County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Stone 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 Stone County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (568 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (491 people), and Construction (470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stone County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.55 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.56 times), and Construction (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stone County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,645), Educational Services ($50,611), and Utilities ($48,958).

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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. $29.2B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $9.32B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $29.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($19.1B) and Mixed freight ($9.32B).

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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$166B

2020 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $166B. This is expected to increase 37.4% 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. $14.7B

  2. $12.5B

  3. $8.78B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $14.7B, followed by Texas with $12.5B and Missouri and $8.78B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Stone County, AR has health coverage, with 19.3% on employee plans, 31.9% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 3.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stone County, AR see 1779 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1785 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4180 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1791 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

1,779 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stone County, AR see an average of 1,779 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,785 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

10%

Uninsured

19.3%

Employer Coverage

31.9%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

17.8%

Non-Group

3.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stone County, AR declined by 14.3% from 11.7% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stone 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%.

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Diversity

Stone County, AR is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.273% of Stone County, AR residents were born outside of the country (34 people).

In 2017, there were 38.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Stone County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 192 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stone County, AR was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Stone County, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stone County, AR residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.273%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

34 people

0.352%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

44 people

As of 2017, 0.273% of Stone County, AR residents (34 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stone County, AR was 0.352%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Stone County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stone County, AR was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, AR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.8k ± 18

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    306 ± 70.3

  3. White (Hispanic)

    192 ± 45

In 2017, there were 38.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.8k people) in Stone County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 306 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 192 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    629 ± 186

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 56

  3. Korea

    74 ± 58

Stone County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stone County, AR was $107,300 in 2017, which is 0.467 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,800 to $107,300, a 2.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Stone County, AR is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stone County, AR have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stone County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,300

2017 Median

± $21,331

$104,800

2016 Median

± $17,533

In 2017, the median property value in Stone County, AR grew to to $107,300 from the previous year's value of $104,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stone 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 Stone County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Household Income

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$33,091

Median Household Income

± $4,191

4.91k

Number of Households

± 470

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.91k households in Stone County, AR grew to $33,091 from the previous year's value of $30,486.

The following chart displays the households in Stone 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

75.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Stone County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stone County, AR have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Stone County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stone County, AR was Drove Alone (73%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (8.86%).

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

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