Newton County, AR

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2020 Population
7,753
0.755% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
49.1
0.204% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
33.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$39,542
3.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$127,100
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Newton County, AR had a population of 7.75k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $39,542. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Newton County, AR declined from 7,812 to 7,753, a −0.755% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,082 to $39,542, a 3.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.71%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), Other (Hispanic) (0.735%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.439%).

None of the households in Newton 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.

99.8% of the residents in Newton County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Newton County, AR was $127,100, and the homeownership rate was 83.8%.

Most people in Newton County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Newton County, AR is home to a population of 7.75k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.206% of Newton County, AR residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

In 2020, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Newton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 288 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 135 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Newton County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, AR was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.21k ± 60
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    288 ± 139
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    135 ± 122
0.929%
Hispanic Population
72 people

In 2020, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.21k people) in Newton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 288 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 135 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.929% of the people in Newton County, AR are hispanic (72 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.206%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16 people
1.22%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
95 people

As of 2020, 0.206% of Newton County, AR residents (16 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 Newton County, AR was 1.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    330 ± 112
  2. Korea
    76 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    50 ± 57

Newton County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Newton County, AR employs 2.69k people. The largest industries in Newton County, AR are Manufacturing (386 people), Construction (339 people), and Retail Trade (334 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,935), Transportation & Warehousing ($46,849), and Manufacturing ($41,178).

Occupations

2.69k
2020 Value
± 340
−6.43%
1 Year decline
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newton County, AR declined at a rate of −6.43%, from 2.88k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (431 people), Sales & Related Occupations (236 people), and Production Occupations (236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.69k
2020 Value
± 340
−6.43%
1 Year decline
± 18.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newton County, AR declined at a rate of −6.43%, from 2.88k employees to 2.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, AR, are Manufacturing (386 people), Construction (339 people), and Retail Trade (334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Newton 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

$35,817
Median earning men ± $7,590
$25,590
Median earning women ± $5,023

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,802), Retail Trade ($60,402), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,042), Manufacturing ($32,692), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($30,000).

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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
    Manufacturing
  2. 21
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 19
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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 Newton County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.7%), followed by Other (1.85%).

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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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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The median property value in Newton County, AR was $127,100 in 2020, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $114,700 to $127,100, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, AR is 83.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Newton County, AR have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$127,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$18,546
$2,511
Median Property Taxes
±$292

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

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

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Rent vs Own

83.8%
Homeownership
2020
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 83.8% of the housing units in Newton County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1801
  2. Census Tract 1802

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newton 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.
$39,542
Median Household Income
± $5,755
3k
Number of Households
± 321

In 2020, the median household income of the 3k households in Newton County, AR grew to $39,542 from the previous year's value of $38,082.

The following chart displays the households in Newton 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 Newton 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.92%)
  3. Carpooled (5.98%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Newton County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.92%) and those who carpooled to work (5.98%).

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

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, AR have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.62% of the workforce in Newton 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 Newton County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, AR (806 out of 7.69k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton County, 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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95.6% of the population of Newton County, AR has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 22.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.47% 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, 49.1% were men and 50.9% 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 21.7% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.43%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
22.5%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, AR declined by 11% from 4.97% to 4.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton 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

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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 39.5% in Newton County, AR.

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

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