Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR

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2022 Population
156,590
0.678% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
0.214% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
1.15% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,254
8.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$156,000
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
33,552
39.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR had a population of 157k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $49,254. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR grew from 155,536 to 156,590, a 0.678% increase and its median household income grew from $45,490 to $49,254, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.72%), White (Hispanic) (2.68%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.79%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.735%).

4.4% of the households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties 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.

98.1% of the residents in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (830 degrees awarded in 2022) and North Arkansas College (623 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was $156,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR is home to a population of 157k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.8% of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (4.39k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.2k 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 Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are Spanish (4,335 households), Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages (483 households), and German (300 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
46,105
Women
50.6%
45,004
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 91,109 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 911
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8.95k ± 1k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.2k ± 674
5.41%
Hispanic Population
8.48k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.95k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.41% of the people in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are hispanic (8.48k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,017 ± 779 people
  2. Marshall Islands
    261 ± 396 people
  3. Germany
    230 ± 372 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 1,017 Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR residents, followed by Marshall Islands with 261 and Germany with 230.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.39k people
2.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.55k people

As of 2022, 2.8% of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR residents (4.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,335 households (2.91%)
  2. Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages
    483 households (0.325%)
  3. German
    300 households (0.202%)

4.4% of the households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was Spanish. 2.91% of the households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties 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
    5,334 ± 417
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,431 ± 416
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,740 ± 319

Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR employs 33.6k people. The largest industries in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are Construction (2,538 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,094 people), and Animal slaughtering & processing (1,943 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($282,298), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($245,130), and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores ($173,229).

Males in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,712. The income inequality in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,084
Women
50%
28,104
Men
50%

The workforce of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR in 2020 was 56,188 people, with 50% woman, and 50% men.

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Occupations

33.6k
2022 Value
−39.4%
1 Year decline
± −39.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −39.4%, from 55.3k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,105 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (960 people), and Cashiers (934 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

33.6k
2022 Value
−39.4%
1 Year decline
± −39.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR declined at a rate of −39.4%, from 55.3k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR, are Construction (2,538 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,094 people), and Animal slaughtering & processing (1,943 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties 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

$37,614
Median earning men ± $1,273
$28,633
Median earning women ± $985

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($50,143), Wholesale Trade ($49,891), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,810).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,854), Manufacturing ($33,724), and Public Administration ($33,409).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR awarded 1,453 degrees. The student population of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,324 male students and 1,779 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are White (1,258 and 86.7%), followed by Two or More Races (78 and 5.38%), Hispanic or Latino (73 and 5.03%), and Black or African American (18 and 1.24%).

The largest universities in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (830 and 57.1%) and North Arkansas College (623 and 42.9%).

The most popular majors in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR are General Studies (159 and 10.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (138 and 9.5%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (105 and 7.23%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,103 students enrolled in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,620 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 159 degrees awarded
  2. 100 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was General Studies with 159 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 830 degrees awarded
  2. 623 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas State University-Mountain Home with 830 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 592 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR, which is 0.688 times less than the 861 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,258 degrees mean that there were 16.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,568) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,454) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.17% 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 Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (28.4k), Some college (17k), and Secondary Education (11.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was $156,000 in 2022, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $156,000, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR is $49,254. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was Benton County (Outer) PUMA, AR with a value of $87,382, followed by Benton County (Central)--Bentonville & Rogers Cities PUMA, AR and Saline, Grant & Perry Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $82,230 and $71,738.

Property

$156,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,329
$48,650
Median Property Taxes
±$1,552

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 Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was Benton County (Outer) PUMA, AR with a value of $87,382, followed by Benton County (Central)--Bentonville & Rogers Cities PUMA, AR and Saline, Grant & Perry Counties PUMA, AR, with respective values of $82,230 and $71,738.

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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.
$49,254
Median Household Income
± $1,783
64.8k
Number of Households
± 1,792

In 2022, the median household income of the 64.8k households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR grew to $49,254 from the previous year's value of $45,490.

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Wage Distribution

0.453
2022 Wage GINI in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR
0.434
2021 Wage GINI in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR

In 2022, the income inequality in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 4.45% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.68%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (7.68%).

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties 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 Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR (23.4k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

91.7% of the population of Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Similarly, primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

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

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.25%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baxter, Boone & Carroll Counties PUMA, AR grew by 4.56% from 7.89% to 8.25%.

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