Lawrence County, AR

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2022 Population
16,258
0.209% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
14.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$43,606
7.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$84,300
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,492
1.01% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lawrence County, AR had a population of 16.3k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $43,606. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lawrence County, AR declined from 16,292 to 16,258, a −0.209% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,746 to $43,606, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.99%), and White (Hispanic) (0.627%).

None of the households in Lawrence 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% of the residents in Lawrence County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawrence County, AR are Williams Baptist University (84 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Lawrence County, AR was $84,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Lawrence County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lawrence County, AR is home to a population of 16.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.13% of Lawrence County, AR residents were born outside of the country (184 people).

In 2022, there were 26.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Lawrence County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 573 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 227 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Lawrence County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, AR was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 272
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    573 ± 281
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    227 ± 66
1.77%
Hispanic Population
288 people

In 2022, there were 26.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Lawrence County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 573 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 227 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.77% of the people in Lawrence County, AR are hispanic (288 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lawrence 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

1.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
184 people
0.583%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
95 people

As of 2022, 1.13% of Lawrence County, AR residents (184 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 Lawrence County, AR was 0.583%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    330 ± 91
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    157 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 50

Lawrence County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, AR employs 6.49k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, AR are Manufacturing (1,038 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (913 people), and Retail Trade (738 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,361), Utilities ($52,679), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,313).

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

6.49k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 9.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence County, AR declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 6.56k employees to 6.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, AR, are Production Occupations (792 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (679 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (637 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.49k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.01%
1 Year decline
± 9.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence County, AR declined at a rate of −1.01%, from 6.56k employees to 6.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, AR, are Manufacturing (1,038 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (913 people), and Retail Trade (738 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence 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

$40,566
Median earning men ± $3,928
$25,122
Median earning women ± $2,488

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,589), Manufacturing ($47,169), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,938).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,214), Public Administration ($43,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,393).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 94
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 92
    Manufacturing
  3. 76
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lawrence County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 78% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.4%), followed by Other (2.66%).

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 Lawrence County, AR awarded 84 degrees. The student population of Lawrence County, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 272 male students and 312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawrence County, AR are White (63 and 82.9%), followed by Black or African American (11 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.63%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lawrence County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Williams Baptist University (84 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lawrence County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (14 and 16.7%), Teacher Education & Professional Development (10 and 11.9%), and General Health & Physical Education (9 and 10.7%).

The median tuition cost in Lawrence County, AR for private four year colleges is $17,980.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lawrence County, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 584 (46.6% men and 53.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 584 students enrolled in Lawrence County, AR, 46.6% men and 53.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 460 records, of which 57.4% were women and 42.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 8 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawrence County, AR was General Psychology with 8 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
84 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williams Baptist University with 84 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 40 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawrence County, AR, which is 0.909 times less than the 44 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 63 degrees mean that there were 5.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 11 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 ($17,980) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,470) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Lawrence County, AR was $84,300 in 2022, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $75,900 to $84,300, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, AR is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lawrence County, AR have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lawrence County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lawrence County, AR is $43,606. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lawrence County, AR was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $50,446, followed by Census Tract 4702 and Census Tract 4703, with respective values of $50,000 and $46,170.

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lawrence County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.09%.

Property

$84,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,930
$4,274
Median Property Taxes
±$324

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.2% of the housing units in Lawrence County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4701
  2. Census Tract 4702
  3. Census Tract 4703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, AR was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $50,446, followed by Census Tract 4702 and Census Tract 4703, with respective values of $50,000 and $46,170.

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

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Household Income

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$43,606
Median Household Income
± $3,565
6.36k
Number of Households
± 456

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.36k households in Lawrence County, AR grew to $43,606 from the previous year's value of $40,746.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.8%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Lawrence County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.98%) and those who worked at home (3.8%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, AR have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawrence County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lawrence County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, AR (2.79k out of 15.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence County, AR is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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, 26.1% of the children was living in poverty in Lawrence County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 227 in Lawrence County, AR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 62.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Lawrence County, AR has health coverage, with 29.8% on employee plans, 31% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, AR see 2734 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.8% decrease from the previous year (3287 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3282 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 456 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,734 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lawrence County, AR

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, AR see an average of 2,734 patients per year. This represents a 16.8% decrease from the previous year (3,287 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lawrence 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 24.2% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.84%
Uninsured
29.8%
Employer Coverage
31%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, AR grew by 19.5% from 7.39% to 8.84%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.1 in Lawrence County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

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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 38.3% in Lawrence County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.81% in Lawrence County, AR.

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