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Phillips County, AR


Micropolitan Statistical Area: Helena-West Helena, AR
Designated Market Area: Memphis, TN-AR-MO-MS
USDA County Type (2015): Low Education, Low Employment, Persistent Poverty
American Communities Project County Type (2023): African American South

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2022 population: 15,304   ( 6,453 from 2010)
Land area: 690.4 square miles
Population density: 22.2 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:5,144 33.61% 31.7%
Black:9,48061.94% 30.6%
Indian:530.35% 35.9%
Asian:710.46% 9.2%
2+ races:1851.21% 4.5%
Hispanic:3712.42% 29.3%
Total non-White:10,16066.39% 28.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:462 13.9
Deaths:71321.5
Net Migration: -1,001-30.2
Net Immigration: 00.0
Change in White population:-2,391 -11.0
Change in Non-White pop.:-4,062 -18.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
21,757
7,53534.63%
13,65262.75%
390.18%
650.30%
1770.81%
2871.32%
14,22265.37%

2000
26,445
10,24538.74%
15,49558.59%
450.17%
820.31%
1800.68%
3821.44%
16,20061.26%

1990
28,838
12,82844.48%
15,66654.32%
350.12%
1140.40%
n/a
1950.68%
16,01055.52%

1980
34,772
15,81745.49%
18,15052.20%
1800.52%
1180.34%
n/a
5001.44%
18,95554.51%

1970
40,046
18,14745.32%
21,52053.74%
260.06%
1150.29%
n/a
2210.55%
21,899 54.68%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
3,776 14.3
2,89410.9
-6,446-24.4
460.2
-2,710 -10.2
-1,978 -7.5
1990's
NumberRate
5,383 18.7
3,92813.6
-3,725-12.9
520.2
-2,583 -9.0
190 0.7
1980's
NumberRate
6,760 19.4
4,037 11.6
-8,344 -24.0
n/a
-2,989 -8.6
-2,945 -8.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-10,146 -25.3
n/a
-2,330 -5.8
-2,944 -7.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Phillips County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.7
4,323 28.2%
10,981 71.8%
3,207 21.0%
6,180
2.62
3,668 59.4%
1,934 52.7%
806 22.0%
2,512 40.6%

2010
NumberPercent
36.9
6,113 28.1%
15,644 71.9%
3,254 15.0%
8,491
2.53
5,612 66.1%
2,928 52.2%
1,262 22.5%
2,879 33.9%

2000
NumberPercent
33.2
8,505 32.2%
17,940 67.8%
3,668 13.9%
9,701
2.69
6,812 70.2%
3,970 58.3%
1,640 24.1%
2,889 29.8%

1990
NumberPercent
31.0
9,721 33.7%
19,117 66.3%
4,410 15.3%
10,203
2.79
7,423 72.8%
4,849 65.3%
1,390 18.7%
2,780 27.2%

1980
NumberPercent
27.3
12,676 36.5%
22,096 63.5%
4,796 13.8%
11,411
3.02
8,558 75.0%
6,169 72.1%
1,291 15.1%
2,853 25.0%

2022 Housing Data for Phillips County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units8,434 
Median Value$74,100 
Occupied6,18073.3%
Vacant2,25426.7%
Owned3,31853.7%
Rented2,86246.3%
Median Rent$719 
Single-Family Units6,04671.7%
    Detached5,99671.1%
    Attached500.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units5246.2%
Mobile Homes93011.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Phillips County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00063010.2%
$10,000 to $14,99977612.6%
$15,000 to $19,9995398.7%
$20,000 to $24,9994397.1%
$25,000 to $29,9992944.8%
$30,000 to $34,9992383.9%
$35,000 to $39,9993746.1%
$40,000 to $44,9992574.2%
$45,000 to $49,9991492.4%
$50,000 to $59,9993866.2%
$60,000 to $74,9995689.2%
$75,000 to $99,9996029.7%
$100,000 to $124,9993655.9%
$125,000 to $149,9993235.2%
$150,000 to $199,9991051.7%
$200,000 or more1352.2%
Median Household Income37,458 
Per Capita Income22,644 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state90 
Compared to U.S.69 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI64210.4%
Public Assistance781.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,91230.9%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed5,08755.6%
Unemployed8449.2%
In Armed Forces470.5%
Total Labor Force5,97865.4%
Not in Labor Force3,16534.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 43.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,9151,84151.0%
Non-Profit10417237.7%
Self-Employed30211772.1%
Local Government25823951.9%
State Government14947224.0%
Federal Government582768.2%
Total Private + Self2,2171,95853.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.56991038.5%
Total2,7862,86849.3%
Pct. Govt.21.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts68912.2%
Sales and Office Occupations1,33023.5%
Professional, Technical1,04918.6%
Service Occupations82514.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1612.8%
All others1,76131.1%
White Collar 54.3%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing90216.0%
Retail trade88415.6%
Health care and social assistance82714.6%
Educational services69512.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3175.6%
Construction2895.1%
Finance and insurance2674.7%
Transportation and warehousing2554.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2474.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1753.1%
Other services1632.9%
Public administration1602.8%
Utilities1432.5%
Accommodation and food services1222.2%
Wholesale trade1041.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing581.0%
Professional, scientific, technical300.5%
Information120.2%
Management40.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Phillips County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican2081.27%
Puerto Rican580.35%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American00.00%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic880.54%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino930.57%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English14,98198.4%
Tagalog930.6%
Spanish790.5%
German, other Germanic310.2%
Other240.2%
Other Indo-European190.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English8635.3%
Irish7254.4%
German5653.5%
American3492.1%
African2021.2%
Italian1500.9%
Swiss1370.8%
Scottish1210.7%
Dutch830.5%
Scotch-Irish830.5%
British410.3%
French310.2%
European270.2%
South African210.1%
Polish160.1%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen16,25899.3%
Not a citizen1150.7%
Native16,19598.9%
Foreign-born1781.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Phillips County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
619 5.8%1,302 12.2%3,334 31.2%3,789 35.5%1,021 9.6%605 5.7%
  Average years of education: 12.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 619 5.8%
9-12 Years 1,302 12.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 3,334 31.2%
Some College 3,789 35.5%
Bach. Degree 1,021 9.6%
Grad Degree 605 5.7%
Average years of education: 12.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Phillips County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 10,660 9,479 1,181 11.1% 6.8%
1991 10,681 9,588 1,093 10.2% 7.3%
1992 10,919 9,744 1,175 10.8% 7.0%
1993 10,998 9,780 1,218 11.1% 6.1%
1994 11,030 9,894 1,136 10.3% 5.4%
1995 10,898 9,735 1,163 10.7% 4.9%
1996 10,624 9,540 1,084 10.2% 5.2%
1997 10,220 9,228 992 9.7% 5.1%
1998 9,963 9,095 868 8.7% 5.1%
1999 9,639 8,896 743 7.7% 4.5%
2000 9,706 9,115 591 6.1% 4.2%
2001 9,443 8,733 710 7.5% 4.8%
2002 9,378 8,608 770 8.2% 5.3%
2003 9,246 8,453 793 8.6% 5.8%
2004 9,023 8,216 807 8.9% 5.6%
2005 8,760 7,959 801 9.1% 5.3%
2006 9,027 8,282 745 8.3% 5.2%
2007 8,941 8,282 659 7.4% 5.4%
2008 8,930 8,295 635 7.1% 5.4%
2009 8,803 7,977 826 9.4% 7.7%
2010 8,572 7,699 873 10.2% 7.9%
2011 8,391 7,415 976 11.6% 7.9%
2012 7,990 7,100 890 11.1% 7.3%
2013 7,633 6,785 848 11.1% 7.1%
2014 7,277 6,593 684 9.4% 5.9%
2015 7,023 6,498 525 7.5% 5.0%
2016 6,668 6,274 394 5.9% 4.0%
2017 6,541 6,159 382 5.8% 3.7%
2018 6,577 6,181 396 6.0% 3.7%
2019 6,362 5,986 376 5.9% 3.5%
2020 6,402 5,822 580 9.1% 6.1%
2021 5,829 5,381 448 7.7% 4.1%
2022 5,609 5,257 352 6.3% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com