Scott County, AR

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Population

10,584

0.722% decline

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$37,396

1.23% decline

Number of Employees

4,069

3.21% decline

Median Property Value

$69,800

10.2% decline

About

In 2017, Scott County, AR had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $37,396. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, AR declined from 10,661 to 10,584, a -0.722% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,861 to $37,396, a -1.23% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.54%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.25%). N/A% of the people in Scott County, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scott County, AR is $69,800, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Scott County, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, AR is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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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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Economy

The economy of Scott County, AR employs 4.07k people. The largest industries in Scott County, AR are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), and Retail Trade (476 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,487), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($42,031), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,083).

Median household income in Scott County, AR is $37,396. Males in Scott 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 Scott County, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,396

2017 value

± $4,756

-1.23%

1 Year Growth

± 15.5%

Households in Scott County, AR have a median annual income of $37,396, 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 $37,861 in 2016, which represents a -1.23% 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 Scott 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, AR was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $48,546, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $31,000 and $26,837.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, AR (2.14k out of 10.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,115 ± 273

  2. Hispanic

    201 ± 154

  3. Two Or More

    27 ± 89

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.07k

2017 Value

± 385

-3.21%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, AR declined at a rate of -3.21%, from 4.2k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, AR, are Production Occupations (788 people), Sales & Related Occupations (432 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (788 people), Sales & Related Occupations (432 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.1 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.34 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, AR, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($50,393), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($45,333), and Management Occupations ($40,511).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.07k

2017 Value

± 385

-3.21%

1 Year decline

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, AR declined at a rate of -3.21%, from 4.2k employees to 4.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), and Retail Trade (476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,227 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), and Retail Trade (476 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.23 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.05 times), and Manufacturing (2.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, AR, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,487), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($42,031), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($41,083).

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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

91.5% of the population of Scott County, AR has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 27.5% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 3.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, AR see 3504 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (3564 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5138 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10277 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

3,504 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, AR see an average of 3,504 patients per year. This represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (3,564 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

8.48%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

27.5%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

3.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, AR declined by 18.6% from 10.4% to 8.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scott 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

Scott County, AR is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.61% of Scott County, AR residents were born outside of the country (382 people).

In 2017, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.94k people) in Scott County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 White (Hispanic) and 375 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, AR was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Scott County, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, AR residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

382 people

4.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

474 people

As of 2017, 3.61% of Scott County, AR residents (382 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 Scott County, AR was 4.45%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Scott County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, AR was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, AR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    8.94k ± 22

  2. White (Hispanic)

    557 ± 214

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    375 ± 73

In 2017, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.94k people) in Scott County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 White (Hispanic) and 375 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    303 ± 95

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    111 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 64

Scott County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, AR was $69,800 in 2017, which is 0.304 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,700 to $69,800, a 10.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in Scott County, AR is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, AR have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$69,800

2017 Median

± $7,282

$77,700

2016 Median

± $8,950

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, AR declined from to $69,800 from the previous year's value of $77,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scott 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 Scott County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$37,396

Median Household Income

± $4,756

3.97k

Number of Households

± 374

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.97k households in Scott County, AR declined from $37,396 from the previous year's value of $37,861.

The following chart displays the households in Scott County, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Scott County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, AR have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Scott County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.4%

  2. Carpooled

    19.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Scott County, AR was Drove Alone (71.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (19.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.84%).

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

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