Pine Bluff, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
87,498
1.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0.251% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
2.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,559
6.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$106,900
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
32,004
1.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pine Bluff, AR had a population of 87.5k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $47,559. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pine Bluff, AR declined from 88,923 to 87,498, a −1.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,756 to $47,559, a 6.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pine Bluff, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), Other (Hispanic) (1.46%), and White (Hispanic) (0.648%).

None of the households in Pine Bluff, 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 Pine Bluff, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pine Bluff, AR are Southeast Arkansas College (515 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (387 degrees), and Jefferson Regional School of Nursing (44 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pine Bluff, AR was $106,900, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Pine Bluff, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Pine Bluff, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pine Bluff, AR is home to a population of 87.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.71% of Pine Bluff, AR residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2022, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.3k people) in Pine Bluff, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Pine Bluff, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pine Bluff, AR was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pine Bluff, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42.3k ± 490
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.8k ± 220
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.06k ± 527
2.48%
Hispanic Population
2.17k people

In 2022, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.3k people) in Pine Bluff, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.06k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.48% of the people in Pine Bluff, AR are hispanic (2.17k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pine Bluff, 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

1.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
1.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2022, 1.71% of Pine Bluff, AR residents (1.49k 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 Pine Bluff, AR was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,584 ± 245
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,003 ± 277
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    905 ± 242

Pine Bluff, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pine Bluff, AR employs 32k people. The largest industries in Pine Bluff, AR are Manufacturing (5,107 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,940 people), and Retail Trade (3,598 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,256), Transportation & Warehousing ($47,202), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,888).

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

32k
2022 Value
± 1,414
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pine Bluff, AR grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 31.5k employees to 32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pine Bluff, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,273 people), Production Occupations (3,179 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,640 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pine Bluff, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32k
2022 Value
± 1,414
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pine Bluff, AR grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 31.5k employees to 32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pine Bluff, AR, are Manufacturing (5,107 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,940 people), and Retail Trade (3,598 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pine Bluff, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pine Bluff, 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

$40,507
Median earning men ± $1,540
$32,727
Median earning women ± $1,454

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($70,469), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,389), and Public Administration ($58,259).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($44,570), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750), and Manufacturing ($38,088).

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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. 777
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 397
    Retail Trade
  3. 381
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 Pine Bluff, AR awarded 985 degrees. The student population of Pine Bluff, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,341 male students and 2,074 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pine Bluff, AR are Black or African American (679 and 70.1%), followed by White (135 and 13.9%), Hispanic or Latino (134 and 13.8%), and Asian (9 and 0.93%).

The largest universities in Pine Bluff, AR by number of degrees awarded are Southeast Arkansas College (515 and 52.3%), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (387 and 39.3%), and Jefferson Regional School of Nursing (44 and 4.47%).

The most popular majors in Pine Bluff, AR are General Studies (109 and 11.1%), Registered Nursing (84 and 8.53%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (65 and 6.6%).

The median tuition cost in Pine Bluff, AR for a public four year colleges is $5,640 for in-state students and $12,810 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pine Bluff, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,415 (39.3% men and 60.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,415 students enrolled in Pine Bluff, AR, 39.3% men and 60.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 2,737 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pine Bluff, AR was General Biological Sciences with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 515 degrees awarded
  2. 387 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeast Arkansas College with 515 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 317 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pine Bluff, AR, which is 0.475 times less than the 668 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 679 degrees mean that there were 5.03 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 135 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,934) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Pine Bluff, AR was $106,900 in 2022, which is 0.379 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $91,800 to $106,900, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Pine Bluff, AR is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pine Bluff, AR have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pine Bluff, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pine Bluff, AR is $47,559. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pine Bluff, 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

$106,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,875
$20,318
Median Property Taxes
±$946

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 Pine Bluff, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Pine Bluff, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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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 Pine Bluff, 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 Pine Bluff, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,559
Median Household Income
± $1,925
30.4k
Number of Households
± 1,224

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.4k households in Pine Bluff, AR grew to $47,559 from the previous year's value of $44,756.

The following chart displays the households in Pine Bluff, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pine Bluff, 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 (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.8%)

In 2022, 85.4% of workers in Pine Bluff, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.49%) and those who worked at home (5.8%).

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

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pine Bluff, AR have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Pine Bluff, 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 Pine Bluff, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pine Bluff, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pine Bluff, AR (14.3k out of 76.4k 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 < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pine Bluff, 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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Health

93.9% of the population of Pine Bluff, AR has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.29% 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 25% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.15%
Uninsured
39.1%
Employer Coverage
26.8%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pine Bluff, AR declined by 3.01% from 6.34% to 6.15%.

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