Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR

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2022 Population
198,903
0.972% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.287% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
4.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,680
9.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,300
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
89,512
0.148% 1-year growth

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In 2022, Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR had a population of 199k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $63,680. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR grew from 196,988 to 198,903, a 0.972% increase and its median household income grew from $58,189 to $63,680, a 9.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.86%), White (Hispanic) (2.24%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.5%).

4.49% of the households in Faulkner & Lonoke 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.

98.4% of the residents in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 degrees awarded in 2022), Hendrix College (258 degrees), and Central Baptist College (91 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was $183,300, and the homeownership rate was 66%.

Most people in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR is home to a population of 199k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.17% of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR residents were born outside of the country (6.31k people).

In 2022, there were 8.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are Spanish (5,582 households), Korean (398 households), and German (388 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
100,960
Women
50.8%
97,670
Men
49.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 198,630 inhabitants, with 49.2% men, and 50.8% women.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Faulkner & Lonoke 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 Faulkner & Lonoke 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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 434
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 664
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.67k ± 872
4.56%
Hispanic Population
9.08k people

In 2022, there were 8.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.56% of the people in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are hispanic (9.08k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,840 ± 1,048 people
  2. El Salvador
    423 ± 504 people
  3. Canada
    355 ± 462 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 1,840 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 423 and Canada with 355.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.31k people
3.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.37k people

As of 2022, 3.17% of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR residents (6.31k 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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was 3.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,582 households (2.98%)
  2. Korean
    398 households (0.213%)
  3. German
    388 households (0.207%)

4.49% of the households in Faulkner & Lonoke 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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was Spanish. 2.98% of the households in Faulkner & Lonoke 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. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,114 ± 496
  2. Vietnam
    3,002 ± 365
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,326 ± 365

Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR employs 89.5k people. The largest industries in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,018 people), Construction (5,897 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,758 people), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($142,368), Data processing, hosting & related services ($122,312), and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified ($108,284).

Males in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,781. The income inequality in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
43,387
Women
49%
45,186
Men
51%

The workforce of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR in 2020 was 88,573 people, with 49% woman, and 51% men.

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Occupations

89.5k
2022 Value
0.148%
1 Year growth
± 0.148%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 0.148%, from 89.4k employees to 89.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, are Registered nurses (3,468 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,858 people), and Retail salespersons (2,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

89.5k
2022 Value
0.148%
1 Year growth
± 0.148%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR grew at a rate of 0.148%, from 89.4k employees to 89.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,018 people), Construction (5,897 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (5,758 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, though some of these residents may live in Faulkner & Lonoke 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

$48,100
Median earning men ± $1,368
$36,097
Median earning women ± $1,365

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,897), and Wholesale Trade ($60,506).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($64,570), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,631), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,198).

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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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR awarded 2,881 degrees. The student population of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,410 male students and 7,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are White (2,086 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (331 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 5.2%), and Two or More Races (112 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 and 87.1%), Hendrix College (258 and 8.96%), and Central Baptist College (91 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are General Psychology (181 and 6.28%), General Business Administration & Management (139 and 4.82%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (136 and 4.72%).

The median tuition costs in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR are $25,475 for private four year colleges, and $6,950 and $13,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,678 (37.8% men and 62.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,678 students enrolled in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,874 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was General Psychology with 181 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,508 degrees awarded
  2. 258 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Arkansas with 2,508 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,025 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR, which is 0.552 times less than the 1,856 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 2,086 degrees mean that there were 6.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 331 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,475) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,828) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,294) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.444% 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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (48.6k), Some college (39.9k), and Bachelors Degree (24.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was $183,300 in 2022, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,500 to $183,300, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR is 66%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR is $63,680. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Faulkner & Lonoke 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

$183,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,491
$49,508
Median Property Taxes
±$1,696

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Rent vs Own

66%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66% of the housing units in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Faulkner & Lonoke 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

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$63,680
Median Household Income
± $1,983
75k
Number of Households
± 2,154

In 2022, the median household income of the 75k households in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR grew to $63,680 from the previous year's value of $58,189.

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Wage Distribution

0.41
2022 Wage GINI in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR
0.41
2021 Wage GINI in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR

In 2022, the income inequality in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was 0.41 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.133% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.1%)

In 2022, 83.5% of workers in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.29%) and those who worked at home (6.1%).

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Faulkner & Lonoke 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 Faulkner & Lonoke 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 Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR (27.2k out of 192k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR is White, followed by Black 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

92.3% of the population of Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 3.38% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.69%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
3.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Faulkner & Lonoke Counties PUMA, AR grew by 0.517% from 7.65% to 7.69%.

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