Blytheville, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
40,361
1.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
1.09% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.9%
0.355% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,012
9.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$110,000
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,965
2.74% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Blytheville, AR had a population of 40.4k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $50,012. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blytheville, AR declined from 41,061 to 40,361, a −1.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,740 to $50,012, a 9.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blytheville, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%), White (Hispanic) (1.78%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.62%).

None of the households in Blytheville, 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.

98.8% of the residents in Blytheville, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blytheville, AR are Arkansas Northeastern College (539 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Blytheville, AR was $110,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.2%.

Most people in Blytheville, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blytheville, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Blytheville, AR is home to a population of 40.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.95% of Blytheville, AR residents were born outside of the country (788 people).

In 2022, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Blytheville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Blytheville, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blytheville, AR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blytheville, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 232
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 269
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 322
4.73%
Hispanic Population
1.91k people

In 2022, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Blytheville, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.73% of the people in Blytheville, AR are hispanic (1.91k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
788 people
1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
667 people

As of 2022, 1.95% of Blytheville, AR residents (788 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 Blytheville, AR was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    612 ± 162
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    296 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    194 ± 114

Blytheville, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blytheville, AR employs 17k people. The largest industries in Blytheville, AR are Manufacturing (4,440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,884 people), and Retail Trade (1,872 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,542), Utilities ($52,222), and Manufacturing ($50,339).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17k
2022 Value
± 1,025
−2.74%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blytheville, AR declined at a rate of −2.74%, from 17.4k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blytheville, AR, are Production Occupations (2,602 people), Management Occupations (1,794 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,472 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blytheville, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17k
2022 Value
± 1,025
−2.74%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blytheville, AR declined at a rate of −2.74%, from 17.4k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blytheville, AR, are Manufacturing (4,440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,884 people), and Retail Trade (1,872 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blytheville, AR, though some of these residents may live in Blytheville, 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

$44,711
Median earning men ± $4,053
$30,280
Median earning women ± $2,561

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($65,515), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,028), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,362).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($65,625), Wholesale Trade ($53,125), and Public Administration ($39,549).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 287
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 198
    Manufacturing
  3. 191
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Blytheville, AR awarded 539 degrees. The student population of Blytheville, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 536 male students and 966 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blytheville, AR are White (341 and 63.3%), followed by Black or African American (171 and 31.7%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 3.34%), and Asian (7 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Blytheville, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas Northeastern College (539 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blytheville, AR are General Studies (177 and 32.8%), Welding Technology (34 and 6.31%), and General Construction Trades (30 and 5.57%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,502 students enrolled in Blytheville, AR, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 914 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 111 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Blytheville, AR was General Studies with 111 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
539 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas Northeastern College with 539 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 225 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blytheville, AR, which is 0.717 times less than the 314 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 341 degrees mean that there were 1.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 171 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,352) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($470) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($751) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blytheville, AR was $110,000 in 2022, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $96,200 to $110,000, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Blytheville, AR is 60.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blytheville, AR have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blytheville, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Blytheville, AR is $50,012. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Blytheville, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

Property

$110,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,504
$9,027
Median Property Taxes
±$660

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 Blytheville, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blytheville, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.2% of the housing units in Blytheville, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blytheville, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

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

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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.
$50,012
Median Household Income
± $4,432
15k
Number of Households
± 890

In 2022, the median household income of the 15k households in Blytheville, AR grew to $50,012 from the previous year's value of $45,740.

The following chart displays the households in Blytheville, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blytheville, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.26%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Blytheville, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (2.26%).

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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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blytheville, AR have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.743% of the workforce in Blytheville, 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 Blytheville, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blytheville, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blytheville, AR (8.6k out of 39.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blytheville, 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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Health

91.7% of the population of Blytheville, AR has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 31.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.66% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.31%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
31.2%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blytheville, AR grew by 0.422% from 8.28% to 8.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blytheville, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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