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SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN ARKANSAS
2008–2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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Arkansas

Subject Estimate Margin of Error Percent Percent Margin of Error
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
            Population 16 years and over 2,285,328 +/-1,147 2,285,328 (X)
    In labor force 1,377,211 +/-4,863 60.3% +/-0.2
        Civilian labor force 1,370,423 +/-4,962 60.0% +/-0.2
            Employed 1,253,069 +/-5,264 54.8% +/-0.2
            Unemployed 117,354 +/-2,956 5.1% +/-0.1
        Armed Forces 6,788 +/-606 0.3% +/-0.1
    Not in labor force 908,117 +/-4,855 39.7% +/-0.2
 
        Civilian labor force 1,370,423 +/-4,962 1,370,423 (X)
    Percent Unemployed (X) (X) 8.6% +/-0.2
 
        Females 16 years and over 1,176,898 +/-1,098 1,176,898 (X)
    In labor force 651,709 +/-3,282 55.4% +/-0.3
        Civilian labor force 650,944 +/-3,313 55.3% +/-0.3
            Employed 597,858 +/-3,559 50.8% +/-0.3
 
        Own children under 6 years 224,843 +/-1,826 224,843 (X)
    All parents in family in labor force 147,037 +/-2,083 65.4% +/-0.9
 
        Own children 6 to 17 years 438,713 +/-1,987 438,713 (X)
    All parents in family in labor force 309,937 +/-3,441 70.6% +/-0.7
 
 
COMMUTING TO WORK
        Workers 16 years and over 1,232,938 +/-5,389 1,232,938 (X)
    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,006,273 +/-5,131 81.6% +/-0.3
    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 141,798 +/-3,440 11.5% +/-0.3
    Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 5,439 +/-495 0.4% +/-0.1
    Walked 22,306 +/-1,102 1.8% +/-0.1
    Other means 16,471 +/-955 1.3% +/-0.1
    Worked at home 40,651 +/-1,291 3.3% +/-0.1
 
    Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.3 +/-0.1 (X) (X)
 
 
OCCUPATION
        Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,253,069 +/-5,264 1,253,069 (X)
    Management, business, science, and arts occupations 384,927 +/-4,830 30.7% +/-0.4
    Service occupations 212,875 +/-3,006 17.0% +/-0.2
    Sales and office occupations 307,826 +/-3,200 24.6% +/-0.2
    Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 137,991 +/-2,741 11.0% +/-0.2
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 209,450 +/-3,085 16.7% +/-0.2
 
 
INDUSTRY
        Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,253,069 +/-5,264 1,253,069 (X)
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 42,061 +/-1,516 3.4% +/-0.1
    Construction 87,424 +/-2,255 7.0% +/-0.2
    Manufacturing 178,206 +/-2,409 14.2% +/-0.2
    Wholesale trade 33,254 +/-1,317 2.7% +/-0.1
    Retail trade 167,010 +/-3,045 13.3% +/-0.2
    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 69,146 +/-1,963 5.5% +/-0.2
    Information 21,004 +/-1,108 1.7% +/-0.1
    Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 62,565 +/-1,912 5.0% +/-0.2
    Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 85,256 +/-2,178 6.8% +/-0.2
    Educational services, and health care and social assistance 292,178 +/-3,917 23.3% +/-0.3
    Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 95,550 +/-2,985 7.6% +/-0.2
    Other services, except public administration 60,121 +/-1,821 4.8% +/-0.1
    Public administration 59,294 +/-1,471 4.7% +/-0.1
 
 
CLASS OF WORKER
         Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,253,069 +/-5,264 1,253,069 (X)
    Private wage and salary workers 959,684 +/-5,241 76.6% +/-0.3
    Government workers 208,137 +/-3,184 16.6% +/-0.2
    Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 82,744 +/-2,123 6.6% +/-0.2
    Unpaid family workers 2,504 +/-393 0.2% +/-0.1
 
 
INCOME AND BENEFITS (IN 2012 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)
        Total households 1,128,797 +/-4,114 1,128,797 (X)
    Less than $10,000 106,597 +/-2,365 9.4% +/-0.2
    $10,000 to $14,999 86,802 +/-1,835 7.7% +/-0.2
    $15,000 to $24,999 158,921 +/-2,709 14.1% +/-0.2
    $25,000 to $34,999 143,740 +/-2,204 12.7% +/-0.2
    $35,000 to $49,999 172,108 +/-2,987 15.2% +/-0.3
    $50,000 to $74,999 200,563 +/-2,611 17.8% +/-0.2
    $75,000 to $99,999 112,502 +/-2,008 10.0% +/-0.2
    $100,000 to $149,999 96,226 +/-1,948 8.5% +/-0.2
    $150,000 to $199,999 28,534 +/-1,066 2.5% +/-0.1
    $200,000 or more 22,804 +/-945 2.0% +/-0.1
    Median household income (dollars) 40,531 +/-238 (X) (X)
    Mean household income (dollars) 55,158 +/-358 (X) (X)
 
    With earnings 841,748 +/-4,202 74.6% +/-0.2
        Mean earnings (dollars) 56,707 +/-428 (X) (X)
    With Social Security 383,114 +/-2,541 33.9% +/-0.2
        Mean Social Security income (dollars) 15,861 +/-83 (X) (X)
    With retirement income 195,588 +/-2,210 17.3% +/-0.2
        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,867 +/-355 (X) (X)
 
    With Supplemental Security Income 69,520 +/-1,766 6.2% +/-0.2
        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 8,134 +/-147 (X) (X)
    With cash public assistance income 24,907 +/-929 2.2% +/-0.1
        Mean cash public assistance income (dollars) 3,141 +/-201 (X) (X)
    With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months 158,244 +/-2,394 14.0% +/-0.2
 
        Families 765,068 +/-4,284 765,068 (X)
    Less than $10,000 44,368 +/-1,629 5.8% +/-0.2
    $10,000 to $14,999 33,916 +/-1,034 4.4% +/-0.1
    $15,000 to $24,999 88,649 +/-2,029 11.6% +/-0.3
    $25,000 to $34,999 91,303 +/-1,795 11.9% +/-0.2
    $35,000 to $49,999 120,739 +/-2,814 15.8% +/-0.3
    $50,000 to $74,999 157,967 +/-2,396 20.6% +/-0.3
    $75,000 to $99,999 95,952 +/-1,907 12.5% +/-0.2
    $100,000 to $149,999 85,837 +/-1,821 11.2% +/-0.2
    $150,000 to $199,999 25,712 +/-1,010 3.4% +/-0.1
    $200,000 or more 20,625 +/-877 2.7% +/-0.1
    Median family income (dollars) 50,453 +/-365 (X) (X)
    Mean family income (dollars) 64,955 +/-480 (X) (X)
 
    Per capita income (dollars) 22,007 +/-151 (X) (X)
 
        Nonfamily households 363,729 +/-3,438 363,729 (X)
    Median nonfamily income (dollars) 22,818 +/-339 (X) (X)
    Mean nonfamily income (dollars) 32,804 +/-473 (X) (X)
 
    Median earnings for workers (dollars) 25,421 +/-140 (X) (X)
    Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 39,712 +/-334 (X) (X)
    Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 30,457 +/-211 (X) (X)
 
 
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
        Civilian noninstitutionalized population 2,862,023 +/-604 2,862,023 (X)
    With health insurance coverage 2,379,400 +/-7,018 83.1% +/-0.2
        With private health insurance 1,704,647 +/-10,688 59.6% +/-0.4
        With public coverage 1,026,681 +/-5,681 35.9% +/-0.2
    No health insurance coverage 482,623 +/-7,120 16.9% +/-0.2
 
        Civilian noninstitutionalized population under 18 years 707,308 +/-380 707,308 (X)
    No health insurance coverage 45,463 +/-1,919 6.4% +/-0.3
 
        Civilian noninstitutionalized population 18 to 64 years 1,748,461 +/-1,018 1,748,461 (X)
    In labor force: 1,289,048 +/-4,432 1,289,048 (X)
        Employed: 1,180,993 +/-4,724 1,180,993 (X)
            With health insurance coverage 925,467 +/-5,831 78.4% +/-0.4
                With private health insurance 885,977 +/-5,684 75.0% +/-0.4
                With public coverage 73,129 +/-2,276 6.2% +/-0.2
            No health insurance coverage 255,526 +/-4,454 21.6% +/-0.4
        Unemployed: 108,055 +/-2,929 108,055 (X)
            With health insurance coverage 42,685 +/-1,676 39.5% +/-1.2
                With private health insurance 27,450 +/-1,408 25.4% +/-1.1
                With public coverage 17,405 +/-1,088 16.1% +/-1.0
            No health insurance coverage 65,370 +/-2,280 60.5% +/-1.2
    Not in labor force: 459,413 +/-4,265 459,413 (X)
        With health insurance coverage 344,454 +/-3,538 75.0% +/-0.6
            With private health insurance 195,008 +/-3,049 42.4% +/-0.6
            With public coverage 187,687 +/-3,335 40.9% +/-0.6
        No health insurance coverage 114,959 +/-3,010 25.0% +/-0.6
 
 
PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHOSE INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS IS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL
    All families (X) (X) 14.1% +/-0.3
        With related children under 18 years (X) (X) 22.8% +/-0.5
            With related children under 5 years only (X) (X) 25.9% +/-1.4
    Married couple families (X) (X) 6.9% +/-0.2
        With related children under 18 years (X) (X) 10.7% +/-0.5
            With related children under 5 years only (X) (X) 11.7% +/-1.1
    Families with female householder, no husband present (X) (X) 38.4% +/-1.0
        With related children under 18 years (X) (X) 47.9% +/-1.1
            With related children under 5 years only (X) (X) 55.1% +/-2.4
 
    All people (X) (X) 18.7% +/-0.3
    Under 18 years (X) (X) 27.1% +/-0.6
        Related children under 18 years (X) (X) 26.7% +/-0.6
            Related children under 5 years (X) (X) 31.5% +/-0.9
            Related children 5 to 17 years (X) (X) 24.9% +/-0.6
    18 years and over (X) (X) 16.0% +/-0.2
        18 to 64 years (X) (X) 17.1% +/-0.3
        65 years and over (X) (X) 11.1% +/-0.3
    People in families (X) (X) 16.1% +/-0.3
    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over (X) (X) 31.6% +/-0.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey.
Processed by Demographic Research, Institute for Economic Advancement, College of Business Administration, UALR
Last Modified: February 3rd, 2014

Explanation of Symbols:

  1. An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate.
  2. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
  3. An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
  4. An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
  5. An '***' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
  6. An '*****' entry in the margin of error column indicates that the estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
  7. An 'N' entry in the estimate and margin of error columns indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
  8. An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.

  9. Note: Some areas have no reported population because there were not enough ACS questionnaires completed and returned to make a population estimate.

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