Pope County, AR

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2022 Population
63,475
0.381% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
1.66% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
2.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,678
9.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,000
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
27,158
0.948% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pope County, AR had a population of 63.5k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $51,678. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pope County, AR grew from 63,234 to 63,475, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $47,322 to $51,678, a 9.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pope County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), Other (Hispanic) (3.47%), White (Hispanic) (3.17%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%).

None of the households in Pope County, 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.

96.9% of the residents in Pope County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pope County, AR are Arkansas Tech University (3,923 degrees awarded in 2022), Arkansas Beauty College (14 degrees), and River Valley School of Massage (13 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pope County, AR was $152,000, and the homeownership rate was 72%.

Most people in Pope County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pope County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pope County, AR is home to a population of 63.5k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.62% of Pope County, AR residents were born outside of the country (3.57k people).

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Pope County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Pope County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pope County, AR was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pope County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 230
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.45k ± 365
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.2k ± 480
9.93%
Hispanic Population
6.31k people

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Pope County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.93% of the people in Pope County, AR are hispanic (6.31k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pope County, 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

5.62%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.57k people
5.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.5k people

As of 2022, 5.62% of Pope County, AR residents (3.57k 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 Pope County, AR was 5.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,113 ± 218
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    913 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    516 ± 192

Pope County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pope County, AR employs 27.2k people. The largest industries in Pope County, AR are Manufacturing (5,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,568 people), and Retail Trade (3,214 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($121,985), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,261), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,833).

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

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,344
0.948%
1 Year growth
± 6.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pope County, AR grew at a rate of 0.948%, from 26.9k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pope County, AR, are Production Occupations (3,336 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,679 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pope County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27.2k
2022 Value
± 1,344
0.948%
1 Year growth
± 6.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pope County, AR grew at a rate of 0.948%, from 26.9k employees to 27.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pope County, AR, are Manufacturing (5,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,568 people), and Retail Trade (3,214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pope County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pope County, 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

$43,361
Median earning men ± $3,076
$27,227
Median earning women ± $2,433

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,923), Wholesale Trade ($60,563), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,260).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($37,870), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,065), and Wholesale Trade ($34,167).

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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%.

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. 612
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 390
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 351
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pope County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 74% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.6%), followed by Other (1.39%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Pope County, AR awarded 3,950 degrees. The student population of Pope County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,987 male students and 5,495 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pope County, AR are White (3,011 and 78%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (354 and 9.17%), Black or African American (200 and 5.18%), and Two or More Races (185 and 4.79%).

The largest universities in Pope County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas Tech University (3,923 and 99.3%), Arkansas Beauty College (14 and 0.354%), and River Valley School of Massage (13 and 0.329%).

The most popular majors in Pope County, AR are General Studies (1,098 and 27.8%), Medical Administrative Assistant (267 and 6.76%), and General Business Administration & Management (201 and 5.09%).

The median tuition cost in Pope County, AR for a public four year colleges is $5,820 for in-state students and $11,640 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pope County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,482 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,482 students enrolled in Pope County, AR, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,025 records, of which 58.9% were women and 41.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 118 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 1,098 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pope County, AR was General Business Administration & Management with 118 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pope County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,923 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas Tech University with 3,923 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,553 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pope County, AR, which is 0.648 times less than the 2,397 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 3,011 degrees mean that there were 8.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 354 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,820) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,251) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pope County, AR was $152,000 in 2022, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,400 to $152,000, a 14.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Pope County, AR is 72%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pope County, AR have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pope County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pope County, AR is $51,678. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pope County, AR was Census Tract 9515.01 with a value of $92,130, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $78,036 and $55,455.

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pope County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.44%.

Property

$152,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,620
$17,056
Median Property Taxes
±$1,046

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

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Rent vs Own

72%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72% of the housing units in Pope County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9515.01
  2. Census Tract 9508
  3. Census Tract 9511

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pope County, AR was Census Tract 9515.01 with a value of $92,130, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $78,036 and $55,455.

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

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Household Income

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$51,678
Median Household Income
± $2,387
23.7k
Number of Households
± 1,219

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Pope County, AR grew to $51,678 from the previous year's value of $47,322.

The following chart displays the households in Pope 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pope County, 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 (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.87%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Pope County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (3.87%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pope County, AR have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Pope County, 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 Pope County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pope County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pope County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.44%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pope County, AR (10.7k out of 60.1k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pope 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.6% of the children was living in poverty in Pope County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 372 in Pope County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 99.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.5% of the population of Pope County, AR has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pope County, AR see 1490 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.88% decrease from the previous year (1600 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 426 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,490 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pope County, AR

Primary care physicians in Pope County, AR see an average of 1,490 patients per year. This represents a 6.88% decrease from the previous year (1,600 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.53%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pope County, AR declined by 0.891% from 8.61% to 8.53%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.3 in Pope County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.1% in Pope County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Pope County, AR.

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