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
2020 Employed Population
2,568
2.27% 1-year growth

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.

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.

Race and Ethnicity

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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Heritage

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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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 31.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lafayette County, AR was 48. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Lafayette County, AR are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Lafayette County, AR residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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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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Military

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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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

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).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,763
2020 value
± $3,590
4.22%
1 Year Growth
± 13.3%

Households in Lafayette County, AR have a median annual income of $33,763, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,397 in 2019, which represents a 4.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$58,913
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $2,021
$43,744
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,472

In 2020, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $58,926 ± $11,306
  2. White
    $48,329 ± $1,369
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $44,900 ± $40,512

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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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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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
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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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

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 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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    966 ± 145
  2. White
    600 ± 142
  3. Two Or More
    55 ± 83

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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Occupations

Employment by 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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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), Production Occupations (284 people), and Management Occupations (226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.98 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, AR, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($56,250), Management Occupations ($46,667), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($46,000).

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Industries

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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Most Common

The most common industries in Lafayette County, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (314 people), and Retail Trade (313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lafayette County, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.54 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.52 times), and Public Administration (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette County, AR, by median earnings, 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).

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Domestic Trade

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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Civics

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%). The most partisan county was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lafayette County, AR
65.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Arkansas
  1. 83.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Arkansas was Searcy County, AR with 83.7% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & 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 higher than 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.

Housing

Property Value

$60,800
2020 Median
± $7,028
$64,600
2019 Median
± $5,354

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette County, AR declined from to $60,800 from the previous year's value of $64,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lafayette County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette County, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lafayette County, AR 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.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
2020 Homeownership
79.1%
2019 Homeownership

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%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lafayette County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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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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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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.2%)

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas
$3,906
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,108
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,479
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 27.1% prevalence
  3. 21.2% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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