Little Rock City PUMA, AR

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2020 Population
185,434
0.142% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.8
0.541% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
15.6%
7.17% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,848
4.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$167,600
2.82% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
86,631
2.41% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Little Rock City PUMA, AR had a population of 185k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $52,848. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew from 185,171 to 185,434, a 0.142% increase and its median household income grew from $50,707 to $52,848, a 4.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.25%), Other (Hispanic) (2.85%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%).

10.7% of the households in Little Rock City 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.

95.5% of the residents in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pulaski County (Central)--Little Rock City PUMA, AR are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,397 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (875 degrees), and Baptist Health College Little Rock (395 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was $167,600, and the homeownership rate was 54.8%.

Most people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Little Rock City PUMA, AR is home to a population of 185k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.84% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

In 2020, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.5k people) in Little Rock City PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.87k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are Spanish (12,303 households), Hindi (783 households), and Arabic (782 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
97,376
Women
52.5%
88,016
Men
47.5%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 185,392 inhabitants, with 47.5% men, and 52.5% women.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock City PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84.5k ± 1.94k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    77.1k ± 1.91k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.87k ± 894
7.97%
Hispanic Population
14.8k people

In 2020, there were 1.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.5k people) in Little Rock City PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.87k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.97% of the people in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are hispanic (14.8k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,540 ± 1,634 people
  2. India
    1,780 ± 1,031 people
  3. Pakistan
    747 ± 670 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 4,540 Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents, followed by India with 1,780 and Pakistan with 747.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.84%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people
7.29%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people

As of 2020, 6.84% of Little Rock City PUMA, AR residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 7.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,303 households (7.12%)
  2. Hindi
    783 households (0.453%)
  3. Arabic
    782 households (0.453%)

10.7% of the households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Spanish. 7.12% of the households in Little Rock City 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
    2,961 ± 600
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,702 ± 326
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,697 ± 377

Little Rock City PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Little Rock City PUMA, AR employs 86.6k people. The largest industries in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,406 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,273 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,135 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($164,466), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing ($157,618), and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($138,495).

Males in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,971. The income inequality in Little Rock City PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
43,588
Women
50.3%
43,043
Men
49.7%

The workforce of Little Rock City PUMA, AR in 2020 was 86,631 people, with 50.3% woman, and 49.7% men.

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Occupations

86.6k
2020 Value
−2.41%
1 Year decline
± −2.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Little Rock City PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −2.41%, from 88.8k employees to 86.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, are Retail salespersons (2,398 people), Registered nurses (2,232 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,184 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

86.6k
2020 Value
−2.41%
1 Year decline
± −2.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Little Rock City PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −2.41%, from 88.8k employees to 86.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,406 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,273 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little Rock City PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little Rock City 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

$41,140
Median earning men ± $1,727
$35,194
Median earning women ± $1,339

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,010), Public Administration ($64,980), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($57,550), Construction ($46,509), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,322).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% 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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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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.

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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In 2020, universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR awarded 4,334 degrees. The student population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5,314 male students and 9,846 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR are White (2,432 and 59.3%), followed by Black or African American (1,117 and 27.3%), Two or More Races (255 and 6.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (157 and 3.83%).

The largest universities in Little Rock City PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,397 and 55.3%), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (875 and 20.2%), and Baptist Health College Little Rock (395 and 9.11%).

The most popular majors in Pulaski County (Central)--Little Rock City PUMA, AR are Registered Nursing (732 and 16.9%), General Business Administration & Management (187 and 4.31%), and General Studies (164 and 3.78%).

The median tuition costs in Pulaski County (Central)--Little Rock City PUMA, AR are $10,282 for private four year colleges, and $6,495 and $14,448 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 15,160 (35.1% men and 64.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 15,160 students enrolled in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, 35.1% men and 64.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,958 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 118 degree-majors awarded
  2. 102 degree-majors awarded
  3. 307 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pulaski County (Central)--Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pulaski County (Central)--Little Rock City PUMA, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,397 degrees awarded
  2. 875 degrees awarded
  3. 395 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Little Rock with 2,397 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,343 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Little Rock City PUMA, AR, which is 0.449 times less than the 2,991 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,432 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,117 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($13,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,273) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,525) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.585% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.844% 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 Little Rock City PUMA, AR in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (36.7k), Bachelors Degree (32.5k), and Some college (31k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was $167,600 in 2020, which is 0.729 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $167,600, a 2.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is 54.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is $52,848. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

Property

$167,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,864
$42,652
Median Property Taxes
±$1,666

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 Little Rock City PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.8%
Homeownership
2020
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 54.8% of the housing units in Little Rock City PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was Benton County PUMA, AR with a value of $71,556, followed by Saline County PUMA, AR and Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $66,876 and $56,179.

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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.
$52,848
Median Household Income
± $1,905
77.9k
Number of Households
± 2,473

In 2020, the median household income of the 77.9k households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew to $52,848 from the previous year's value of $50,707.

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Wage Distribution

0.493
2020 Wage GINI in Little Rock City PUMA, AR
0.507
2019 Wage GINI in Little Rock City PUMA, AR

In 2020, the income inequality in Little Rock City PUMA, AR was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.78% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Little Rock City PUMA, AR was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Little Rock City PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.91%)

In 2020, 80.3% of workers in Little Rock City PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.4%) and those who worked at home (5.91%).

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.962% of the workforce in Little Rock City 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 Little Rock City PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Little Rock City PUMA, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little Rock City PUMA, AR (28.5k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little Rock City PUMA, AR is Black, followed by White 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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91.2% of the population of Little Rock City PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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 Arkansas see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.82%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little Rock City PUMA, AR grew by 2.83% from 8.57% to 8.82%.

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