Lonoke County, AR

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Population

71,568

0.405% growth

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$57,290

2.02% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

32,577

0.252% growth

Median Property Value

$135,100

2.58% growth

About

In 2017, Lonoke County, AR had a population of 71.6k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $57,290. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lonoke County, AR grew from 71,279 to 71,568, a 0.405% increase and its median household income grew from $56,156 to $57,290, a 2.02% increase.

The population of Lonoke County, AR is 86.5% White Alone, 6.02% Black or African American Alone, and 4.26% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lonoke County, AR speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lonoke County, AR is $135,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in Lonoke County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lonoke County, AR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lonoke County, AR employs 32.6k people. The largest industries in Lonoke County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,929 people), Retail Trade (3,985 people), and Manufacturing (3,204 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,041), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,960), and Information ($49,813).

Median household income in Lonoke County, AR is $57,290. Males in Lonoke 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 Lonoke County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,290

2017 value

± $2,075

2.02%

1 Year Growth

± 4.83%

Households in Lonoke County, AR have a median annual income of $57,290, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,156 in 2016, which represents a 2.02% 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 Lonoke 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 201.03

  2. Census Tract 202.01

  3. Census Tract 201.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lonoke County, AR was Census Tract 201.03 with a value of $74,770, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 201.01, with respective values of $74,564 and $73,075.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lonoke County, AR (8.71k out of 70.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,480 ± 631

  2. Black

    831 ± 186

  3. Two Or More

    274 ± 151

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lonoke County, AR is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

32.6k

2017 Value

± 1,289

0.252%

1 Year growth

± 5.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lonoke County, AR grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 32.5k employees to 32.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lonoke County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,261 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,371 people), and Management Occupations (3,328 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lonoke County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lonoke County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,261 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,371 people), and Management Occupations (3,328 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lonoke County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.65 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lonoke County, AR, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,546), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,448), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.6k

2017 Value

± 1,289

0.252%

1 Year growth

± 5.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lonoke County, AR grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 32.5k employees to 32.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lonoke County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,929 people), Retail Trade (3,985 people), and Manufacturing (3,204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lonoke County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Lonoke 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 Lonoke County, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,929 people), Retail Trade (3,985 people), and Manufacturing (3,204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lonoke County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.6 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lonoke County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,041), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,960), and Information ($49,813).

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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. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

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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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% 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. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

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

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Health

91.1% of the population of Lonoke County, AR has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 8.89% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 8.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lonoke County, AR see 5511 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.127% increase from the previous year (5504 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4013 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2408 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

5,511 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lonoke County, AR see an average of 5,511 patients per year. This represents a 0.127% increase from the previous year (5,504 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

8.88%

Uninsured

40.9%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

8.89%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

8.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lonoke County, AR declined by 12.3% from 10.1% to 8.88%.

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

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lonoke County, AR is home to a population of 71.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Lonoke County, AR residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lonoke County, AR is composed of 61.9k White Alone residents (86.5%), 4.31k Black or African American Alone residents (6.02%), 3.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.26%), 1.37k Two or More Races residents (1.91%), 466 Asian Alone residents (0.651%), 326 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.456%), 78 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.109%), and 53 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0741%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lonoke County, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lonoke County, AR was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Lonoke County, AR are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lonoke County, AR residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.49k people

2.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.51k people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Lonoke County, AR residents (1.49k 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 Lonoke County, AR was 2.12%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Lonoke County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lonoke County, AR was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    61.9k ± 49

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.31k ± 200

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.05k ± 577

In 2017, there were 14.4 times more White Alone residents (61.9k people) in Lonoke County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.31k Black or African American Alone and 3.05k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lonoke County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lonoke County, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lonoke County, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lonoke County, AR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,557 ± 433

  2. Vietnam

    1,425 ± 234

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,272 ± 245

Lonoke County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lonoke County, AR was $135,100 in 2017, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,700 to $135,100, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Lonoke County, AR is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lonoke County, AR have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lonoke County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,290

Median Household Income

± $2,075

26.3k

Number of Households

± 1,081

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.3k households in Lonoke County, AR grew to $57,290 from the previous year's value of $56,156.

The following chart displays the households in Lonoke 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$135,100

2017 Median

± $3,825

$131,700

2016 Median

± $3,808

In 2017, the median property value in Lonoke County, AR grew to to $135,100 from the previous year's value of $131,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.5% of the housing units in Lonoke County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lonoke County, AR have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Lonoke County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.69%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lonoke County, AR was Drove Alone (86.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.69%) and those who Worked At Home (2.55%).

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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