Washington County PUMA, AR

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2021 Population
242,793
2.79% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
32.4
0.621% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
15.3%
4.13% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$56,610
8.08% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$201,800
9.5% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
111,589
2.9% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Washington County PUMA, AR had a population of 243k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $56,610. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Washington County PUMA, AR grew from 236,198 to 242,793, a 2.79% increase and its median household income grew from $52,380 to $56,610, a 8.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Other (Hispanic) (7.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.89%), White (Hispanic) (5.25%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.13%).

17.6% of the households in Washington County PUMA, 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.

92.3% of the residents in Washington County PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County PUMA, AR are University of Arkansas (7,525 degrees awarded in 2021), Career Academy of Hair Design (136 degrees), and Northwest Technical Institute (134 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Washington County PUMA, AR was $201,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.5%.

Most people in Washington County PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washington County PUMA, AR is home to a population of 243k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2021, 10.8% of Washington County PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (26.2k people).

In 2021, there were 9.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (164k people) in Washington County PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Other (Hispanic) and 14.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Washington County PUMA, AR are Spanish (28,164 households), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (4,860 households), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (1,693 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
121,168
Women
49.9%
121,798
Men
50.1%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 242,966 inhabitants, with 50.1% men, and 49.9% women.

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Citizenship

92.3%
2021 Citizenship
92.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.3% of Washington County PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County PUMA, AR was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    164k ± 1.24k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 2.04k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    14.3k ± 1.53k
17.2%
Hispanic Population
41.8k people

In 2021, there were 9.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (164k people) in Washington County PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Other (Hispanic) and 14.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.2% of the people in Washington County PUMA, AR are hispanic (41.8k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    11,365 ± 2,555 people
  2. Marshall Islands
    4,029 ± 1,545 people
  3. El Salvador
    2,970 ± 1,330 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington County PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 11,365 Washington County PUMA, AR residents, followed by Marshall Islands with 4,029 and El Salvador with 2,970.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.2k people
10.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
25.4k people

As of 2021, 10.8% of Washington County PUMA, AR residents (26.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washington County PUMA, AR was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    28,164 households (12.4%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    4,860 households (2.14%)
  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    1,693 households (0.746%)

17.6% of the households in Washington County PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Washington County PUMA, AR was Spanish. 12.4% of the households in Washington County PUMA, AR reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,554 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,401 ± 508
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,919 ± 362

Washington County PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Washington County PUMA, AR employs 112k people. The largest industries in Washington County PUMA, AR are Restaurants & Food Services (8,956 people), Construction (8,404 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($198,896), Beverage manufacturing ($196,964), and Management of companies & enterprises ($133,982).

Males in Washington County PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,651. The income inequality in Washington County PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
50,895
Women
46.9%
57,551
Men
53.1%

The workforce of Washington County PUMA, AR in 2020 was 108,446 people, with 46.9% woman, and 53.1% men.

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Occupations

112k
2021 Value
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 2.9%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Washington County PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 108k employees to 112k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County PUMA, AR, are Other managers (3,253 people), Registered nurses (3,131 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,881 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County PUMA, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

112k
2021 Value
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 2.9%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Washington County PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 108k employees to 112k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County PUMA, AR, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,956 people), Construction (8,404 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Washington County PUMA, 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

$40,338
Median earning men ± $1,553
$31,751
Median earning women ± $1,161

The industries with the best median earnings for men in N/A are Wholesale Trade ($433,897), Information ($399,989), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($390,153).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in N/A are Public Administration ($363,541), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($327,355), and Wholesale Trade ($323,340).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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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. $14.8B
  2. $14.6B
  3. $9.99B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $14.8B, followed by Mixed freight ($14.6B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.99B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$142B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
90.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $142B. This is expected to increase 90.7% to $271B by 2050.

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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. $11.3B
  2. $7.08B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.3B, followed by Mississippi with $7.08B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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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.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2021, universities in Washington County PUMA, AR awarded 7,952 degrees. The student population of Washington County PUMA, AR in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 13,039 male students and 16,534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County PUMA, AR are White (5,792 and 76.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (754 and 10%), Black or African American (352 and 4.67%), and Two or More Races (305 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Washington County PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas (7,525 and 94.6%), Career Academy of Hair Design (136 and 1.71%), and Northwest Technical Institute (134 and 1.69%).

The most popular majors in Washington County PUMA, AR are General Finance (402 and 5.06%), Engineering & Industrial Management (399 and 5.02%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (335 and 4.21%).

The median tuition cost in Washington County PUMA, AR for a public four year colleges is $7,666 for in-state students and $24,482 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Washington County PUMA, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 29,573 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 29,573 students enrolled in Washington County PUMA, AR, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,215 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 392 degrees awarded
  2. 335 degrees awarded
  3. 292 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County PUMA, AR was General Finance with 392 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,525 degrees awarded
  2. 136 degrees awarded
  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas with 7,525 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 3,528 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County PUMA, AR, which is 0.797 times less than the 4,424 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,792 degrees mean that there were 7.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 754 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,666) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,908) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, less-than 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Washington County PUMA, AR in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (52.9k), Some college (46.1k), and Bachelors Degree (31.8k).

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The median property value in Washington County PUMA, AR was $201,800 in 2021, which is 0.824 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $184,300 to $201,800, a 9.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County PUMA, AR is 54.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Washington County PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County PUMA, AR is $56,610. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $76,887, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $68,605 and $58,189.

Property

$201,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,986
$49,745
Median Property Taxes
±$1,813

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 Washington County PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%
Homeownership
2021
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 54.5% of the housing units in Washington County PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $76,887, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $68,605 and $58,189.

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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.
$56,610
Median Household Income
± $1,668
91.3k
Number of Households
± 2,755

In 2021, the median household income of the 91.3k households in Washington County PUMA, AR grew to $56,610 from the previous year's value of $52,380.

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Wage Distribution

0.47
2021 Wage GINI in Washington County PUMA, AR
0.468
2020 Wage GINI in Washington County PUMA, AR

In 2021, the income inequality in Washington County PUMA, AR was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.449% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington County PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington County PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.12%)

In 2021, 76.5% of workers in Washington County PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (8.12%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Washington County PUMA, 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 Washington County PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County PUMA, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County PUMA, AR (36k out of 235k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County PUMA, AR is White, followed by Hispanic 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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88.2% of the population of Washington County PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 8.89% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 27.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.8%
Uninsured
49.7%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
8.89%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County PUMA, AR grew by 0.837% from 11.7% to 11.8%.

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