Hot Springs, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
100,021
0.328% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.4
0.889% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
4.07% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,229
8.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,600
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,296
2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hot Springs, AR had a population of 100k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $54,229. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hot Springs, AR grew from 99,694 to 100,021, a 0.328% increase and its median household income grew from $49,985 to $54,229, a 8.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hot Springs, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.86%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.79%), White (Hispanic) (3.65%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.46%).

None of the households in Hot Springs, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Hot Springs, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hot Springs, AR are National Park College (792 degrees awarded in 2022), Hot Springs Beauty College (35 degrees), and Champion Christian College (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hot Springs, AR was $166,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Hot Springs, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hot Springs, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hot Springs, AR is home to a population of 100k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.84% of Hot Springs, AR residents were born outside of the country (3.84k people).

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.8k people) in Hot Springs, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.86k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Hot Springs, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hot Springs, AR was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hot Springs, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.8k ± 309
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.86k ± 431
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.8k ± 549
6.2%
Hispanic Population
6.2k people

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.8k people) in Hot Springs, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.86k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.2% of the people in Hot Springs, AR are hispanic (6.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hot Springs, 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

3.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.84k people
3.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.73k people

As of 2022, 3.84% of Hot Springs, AR residents (3.84k 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 Hot Springs, AR was 3.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,268 ± 297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,610 ± 387
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,095 ± 274

Hot Springs, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hot Springs, AR employs 42.3k people. The largest industries in Hot Springs, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,514 people), Retail Trade (6,270 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,231 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,292), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,838), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,791).

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

42.3k
2022 Value
± 1,763
2%
1 Year growth
± 5.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hot Springs, AR grew at a rate of 2%, from 41.5k employees to 42.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hot Springs, AR, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,014 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,628 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,587 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hot Springs, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.3k
2022 Value
± 1,763
2%
1 Year growth
± 5.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hot Springs, AR grew at a rate of 2%, from 41.5k employees to 42.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hot Springs, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,514 people), Retail Trade (6,270 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hot Springs, AR, though some of these residents may live in Hot Springs, 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

$37,656
Median earning men ± $2,487
$29,606
Median earning women ± $1,507

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,970), Manufacturing ($50,783), and Public Administration ($47,692).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($57,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,056), and Public Administration ($44,943).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 1,203
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 769
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 633
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Hot Springs, AR awarded 841 degrees. The student population of Hot Springs, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,013 male students and 1,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hot Springs, AR are White (592 and 71.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (91 and 11%), Black or African American (80 and 9.64%), and Asian (39 and 4.7%).

The largest universities in Hot Springs, AR by number of degrees awarded are National Park College (792 and 94.2%), Hot Springs Beauty College (35 and 4.16%), and Champion Christian College (14 and 1.66%).

The most popular majors in Hot Springs, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (108 and 12.8%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (101 and 12%), and Welding Technology (95 and 11.3%).

The median tuition cost in Hot Springs, AR for private four year colleges is $6,840.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,512 students enrolled in Hot Springs, AR, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,899 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hot Springs, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hot Springs, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 792 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was National Park College with 792 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 384 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hot Springs, AR, which is 0.84 times less than the 457 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 592 degrees mean that there were 6.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,350) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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.

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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hot Springs, AR was $166,600 in 2022, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,900 to $166,600, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Hot Springs, AR is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hot Springs, AR have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hot Springs, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hot Springs, AR is $54,229. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hot Springs, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

Property

$166,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,532
$29,509
Median Property Taxes
±$1,405

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 Hot Springs, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Hot Springs, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Hot Springs, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hot Springs, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hot Springs, 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.
$54,229
Median Household Income
± $2,613
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,808

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Hot Springs, AR grew to $54,229 from the previous year's value of $49,985.

The following chart displays the households in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, 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 (80%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.45%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Hot Springs, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (5.45%).

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

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hot Springs, AR have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Hot Springs, 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 Hot Springs, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hot Springs, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hot Springs, AR (16.6k out of 98.5k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hot Springs, AR is White, followed by Black 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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Health

90.8% of the population of Hot Springs, AR has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

9.17%
Uninsured
30.5%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hot Springs, AR declined by 5.21% from 9.67% to 9.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hot Springs, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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