Perry County, AR

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2022 Population
10,055
0.00994% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44
0.457% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
0.0104% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,980
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$123,400
4.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Perry County, AR had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $53,980. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Perry County, AR declined from 10,056 to 10,055, a −0.00994% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,500 to $53,980, a 13.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), Other (Hispanic) (2.07%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.666%).

None of the households in Perry 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.

99.1% of the residents in Perry County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Perry County, AR was $123,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Perry County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Perry County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Perry County, AR is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.985% of Perry County, AR residents were born outside of the country (99 people).

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.1k people) in Perry County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 369 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Perry County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Perry County, AR was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.1k ± 88
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    369 ± 135
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    234 ± 106
3.3%
Hispanic Population
332 people

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.1k people) in Perry County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 369 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.3% of the people in Perry County, AR are hispanic (332 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.985%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
99 people
0.736%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
74 people

As of 2022, 0.985% of Perry County, AR residents (99 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 Perry County, AR was 0.736%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    350 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    149 ± 85
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 62

Perry County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Perry County, AR employs 3.84k people. The largest industries in Perry County, AR are Construction (653 people), Manufacturing (531 people), and Retail Trade (476 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,813), Transportation & Warehousing ($71,250), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,833).

Occupations

3.84k
2022 Value
± 411
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, AR grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 3.78k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perry County, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (424 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (404 people), and Production Occupations (326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perry County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.84k
2022 Value
± 411
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, AR grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 3.78k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perry County, AR, are Construction (653 people), Manufacturing (531 people), and Retail Trade (476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perry County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Perry 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

$45,509
Median earning men ± $3,707
$36,435
Median earning women ± $5,600

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,875), and Manufacturing ($63,413).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,941), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,324), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,278).

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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%.

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. 30
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 21
    Retail Trade
  3. 20
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Perry County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.9%), followed by Other (2.18%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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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 Perry County, AR was $123,400 in 2022, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,600 to $123,400, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Perry County, AR is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Perry County, AR have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Perry County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Perry County, AR is $53,980. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Perry County, AR was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $63,750, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $59,286 and $45,759.

Property

$123,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,862
$2,903
Median Property Taxes
±$321

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Perry County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9527
  2. Census Tract 9529
  3. Census Tract 9528

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perry County, AR was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $63,750, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $59,286 and $45,759.

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

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Household Income

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$53,980
Median Household Income
± $8,161
3.83k
Number of Households
± 401

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.83k households in Perry County, AR grew to $53,980 from the previous year's value of $47,500.

The following chart displays the households in Perry 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 Perry 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 (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.02%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.2%)

In 2022, 83.8% of workers in Perry County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.02%) and those who worked at home (5.2%).

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

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perry County, AR have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.46% of the workforce in Perry 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 Perry County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perry County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perry County, AR (1.53k out of 9.95k 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 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 Perry 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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Health

94.7% of the population of Perry County, AR has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 2.71% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.32%
Uninsured
39.7%
Employer Coverage
25.6%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
2.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perry County, AR grew by 54.3% from 3.44% to 5.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Perry County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36.4% in Perry County, AR.

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