Hot Springs, AR

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Population

36,780

0.188% growth

Poverty Rate

27.3%


Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$32,066

4.33% growth

Number of Employees

14,523

1.18% decline

Median Property Value

$114,700

1.97% decline

About

In 2017, Hot Springs, AR had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $32,066. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hot Springs, AR grew from 36,711 to 36,780, a 0.188% increase and its median household income grew from $30,736 to $32,066, a 4.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hot Springs, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.64%), White (Hispanic) (4.05%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%). N/A% of the people in Hot Springs, AR speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hot Springs, AR are Hot Springs Beauty College (18 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Hot Springs, AR is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Hot Springs, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Hot Springs, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,145 people), and Retail Trade (1,797 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,938), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($46,250), and Information ($42,574).

Median household income in Hot Springs, AR is $32,066. Males in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,066

2017 value

± $1,825

4.33%

1 Year Growth

± 7.05%

Households in Hot Springs, AR have a median annual income of $32,066, 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 $30,736 in 2016, which represents a 4.33% 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.

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

  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.

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 Hot Springs, 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 119

  2. Census Tract 116.02

  3. Census Tract 116.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hot Springs, AR was Census Tract 119 with a value of $60,271, followed by Census Tract 116.02 and Census Tract 116.01, with respective values of $56,010 and $49,528.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hot Springs, AR (9.62k out of 35.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    5,390 ± 592

  2. Black

    2,836 ± 397

  3. Hispanic

    1,358 ± 337

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

14.5k

2017 Value

± 970

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 9.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hot Springs, AR declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 14.7k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hot Springs, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,300 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,653 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,396 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hot Springs, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hot Springs, AR, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,300 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,653 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hot Springs, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.53 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hot Springs, AR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,778), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,188), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,368).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.5k

2017 Value

± 970

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 9.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hot Springs, AR declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 14.7k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hot Springs, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,145 people), and Retail Trade (1,797 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hot Springs, AR, though some of these residents may live in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,483 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,145 people), and Retail Trade (1,797 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hot Springs, AR has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.94 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.47 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hot Springs, AR, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,938), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($46,250), and Information ($42,574).

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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

85.1% of the population of Hot Springs, AR has health coverage, with 26.5% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hot Springs, AR see 1215 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.85% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1681 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 420 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

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1,215 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Garland County, AR see an average of 1,215 patients per year. This represents a 8.85% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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

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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

14.9%

Uninsured

26.5%

Employer Coverage

26%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

1.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hot Springs, AR declined by 12.1% from 17% to 14.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hot Springs, 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

Hot Springs, AR is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.66% of Hot Springs, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.08k people).

In 2017, there were 4.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Hot Springs, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hot Springs, AR was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Hot Springs, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hot Springs, AR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.08k people

5.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.1k people

As of 2017, 5.66% of Hot Springs, AR residents (2.08k 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 Hot Springs, AR was 5.71%, 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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Hot Springs, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hot Springs, AR was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hot Springs, AR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    25.7k ± 682

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    6.25k ± 510

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    1.71k ± 552

In 2017, there were 4.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Hot Springs, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.25k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,239 ± 242

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    347 ± 141

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    345 ± 137

Hot Springs, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hot Springs, AR awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Hot Springs, AR is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 38 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hot Springs, AR are White (16 and 88.9%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 5.56%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 5.56%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hot Springs, AR by number of degrees awarded are Hot Springs Beauty College (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hot Springs, AR are Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (15 and 83.3%), Facial Treatment Specialist (3 and 16.7%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Hot Springs, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 15 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hot Springs, AR was Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hot Springs, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hot Springs, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hot Springs Beauty College with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

18

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hot Springs, AR, which is 0 times less than the 18 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hot Springs, AR were to White students. These 16 degrees mean that there were 16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hot Springs, AR was $114,700 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $114,700, a 1.97% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hot Springs, AR is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hot Springs, AR have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hot Springs, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,700

2017 Median

± $7,270

$117,000

2016 Median

± $6,390

In 2017, the median property value in Hot Springs, AR declined from to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $117,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.

$32,066

Median Household Income

± $1,825

15.6k

Number of Households

± 909

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.6k households in Hot Springs, AR grew to $32,066 from the previous year's value of $30,736.

The following chart displays the households in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hot Springs, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

53.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Hot Springs, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

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

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hot Springs, AR have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Hot Springs, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hot Springs, AR was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Worked At Home (4.25%).

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 Hot Springs, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hot Springs, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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