Lafayette County, AR

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2020 Population
6,728
1.06% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48
2.13% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
24.7%
4.62% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$33,763
4.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$60,800
5.88% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lafayette County, AR had a population of 6.73k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $33,763. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette County, AR declined from 6,800 to 6,728, a −1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,397 to $33,763, a 4.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), White (Hispanic) (1.43%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.23%).

None of the households in Lafayette 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.

98.3% of the residents in Lafayette County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette County, AR was $60,800, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Lafayette County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lafayette County, AR is home to a population of 6.73k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.35% of Lafayette County, AR residents were born outside of the country (158 people).

In 2020, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.93k people) in Lafayette County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 109 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Lafayette County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, AR was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 47
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.39k ± 80
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    109 ± 65.3
2.94%
Hispanic Population
198 people

In 2020, there were 1.64 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.93k people) in Lafayette County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 109 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.94% of the people in Lafayette County, AR are hispanic (198 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
158 people
1.97%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
134 people

As of 2020, 2.35% of Lafayette County, AR residents (158 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette County, AR was 1.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    212 ± 64
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 28
  3. World War II
    24 ± 30

Lafayette County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lafayette County, AR employs 2.57k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, AR are Manufacturing (390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people), and Retail Trade (313 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,875), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($42,361), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,806).

Occupations

2.57k
2020 Value
± 284
2.27%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, AR grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 2.51k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), Production Occupations (284 people), and Management Occupations (226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.57k
2020 Value
± 284
2.27%
1 Year growth
± 14.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, AR grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 2.51k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, AR, are Manufacturing (390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people), and Retail Trade (313 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette 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

$36,791
Median earning men ± $5,139
$21,781
Median earning women ± $1,948

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,071), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,250), and Public Administration ($41,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,781), Manufacturing ($31,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 50
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 44
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 22
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

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. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lafayette County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 65.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Other (2.76%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, AR was $60,800 in 2020, which is 0.265 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $64,600 to $60,800, a 5.88% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, AR is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lafayette County, AR have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$60,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,028
$2,265
Median Property Taxes
±$271

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
Homeownership
2020
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.2% of the housing units in Lafayette County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 4702
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lafayette County, 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.
$33,763
Median Household Income
± $3,590
2.9k
Number of Households
± 295

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.9k households in Lafayette County, AR grew to $33,763 from the previous year's value of $32,397.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.47%)

In 2020, 79.8% of workers in Lafayette County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (4.47%).

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

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, AR have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, AR (1.62k out of 6.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette County, AR is Black, followed by White 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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92.4% of the population of Lafayette County, AR has health coverage, with 26.8% on employee plans, 30.7% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

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

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.57%
Uninsured
26.8%
Employer Coverage
30.7%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, AR declined by 7.17% from 8.16% to 7.57%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lafayette County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 46.4% in Lafayette County, AR.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Lafayette County, AR.

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