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Jefferson County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 70,016 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 84,278 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,695
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,732
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,209
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,446 (it was 10,346 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 885 sq. mi.

Water area: 28.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 79 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.1%), Manufacturing (11.4%), Retail trade (11.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Arkansas:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (56.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (39.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 34,819  (49.7%)
Females: 35,197  (50.3%)
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Jefferson County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,712 ($31,327 in 1999)

This county:

$37,712
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $609)
This county:

$508
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,000 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$88,000
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,000 - $154,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $121,857
Here:

$121,857
State:

$171,387

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,584
Here:

$167,584
State:

$141,053

In 2-unit structures: $117,091
Here:

$117,091
State:

$78,203

Mobile homes: $49,927
Here:

$49,927
State:

$76,124
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $863
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 4,040

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 58
  • Burglaries: 298
  • Thefts: 269
  • Auto thefts: 34

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 75
  • Burglaries: 276
  • Thefts: 187
  • Auto thefts: 31
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 84 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $114,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $634 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $446 (0.6%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.6%
Jefferson County:

22.6%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.0 years old
(Males: 37.2 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.5 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 50.9 years old, Asian residents: 39.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 29.5 years old)

Area name: Pine Bluff, AR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pine Bluff, White Hall, Altheimer, Redfield, Wabbaseka, Sherrill.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Coahoma County, Mississippi , Garvin County, Oklahoma , Horry County, South Carolina , Elbert County, Georgia , Panola County, Mississippi , Polk County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,998
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 719 (58.6% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 292
  • 2000 to 2009: 281
  • 1990 to 1999: 241
  • 1980 to 1989: 264
  • 1970 to 1979: 126
  • Before 1970: 72
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.6%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,594
  • One, attached: 236
  • Two: 1,283
  • 3 or 4: 1,043
  • 5 to 9: 1,397
  • 10 to 19: 1,702
  • 20 to 49: 548
  • 50 or more: 468
  • Mobile homes: 3,969

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 7,449 (113 second mortgage, 193 home equity loan, 346 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,365

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,985105
Black Protestant11,33553
Mainline Protestant5,88122
Catholic1,1213
Other9755
None31,138-
Jefferson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Jefferson County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Jefferson County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

11.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

34.9%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 729 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $181,648
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $259.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $165,597
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $153,672
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.28
Corn for grain: 9186 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 38579 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 37798 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 115065 harvested acres
Vegetables: 250 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 109 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 134.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2015 to June 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4226: June 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1872: February 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1266: January 23, 1999, FEMA Id: 1266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 1997 to April 21, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1176: April 14, 1997, FEMA Id: 1176, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (33%)
  • India (16%)
  • Ghana (11%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Other Middle Africa (4%)
  • Malaysia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County (%):

  • English (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,044 (85.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,363 (8.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 96 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 57 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 614 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 426 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 613 (2.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 1,937 people in state prisons
  • 1,365 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,028 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 745 people in nursing homes
  • 104 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 3,192 people in state prisons
  • 1,389 people in college/university student housing
  • 532 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 257 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 72 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,834.

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.87% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($16,706 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($11,152 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.86%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pulaski County, AR  0.78% ($26,304 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, AR  0.26% ($35,030)
from Cleveland County, AR  0.20% ($29,132)
from Grant County, AR  0.17% ($36,089)
from Arkansas County, AR  0.14% ($29,861)
from Saline County, AR  0.14% ($35,556)
from Dallas County, TX  0.12% ($18,633)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.99% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($20,733 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($13,435 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.47%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  1.50% ($33,520 average AGI)
to Grant County, AR  0.29% ($38,654)
to Lincoln County, AR  0.26% ($25,522)
to Saline County, AR  0.22% ($46,203)
to Garland County, AR  0.18% ($36,959)
to Cleveland County, AR  0.16% ($40,372)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.15% ($27,325)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,198 (9,824 aged, 3,374 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,767 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,510)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (909)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (885)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (502)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (423)
  • Congestive heart failure (363)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (339)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (334)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (325)
  • Unspecified dementia (323)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 166.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 123.2
  • Other - 43.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.9
  • Other - 20.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,016
  • In family households: 53,201 (6,914 male householders, 9,526 female householders)
    9,594 spouses, 19,707 children (19,199 natural, 101 adopted, 407 stepchildren), 2,375 grandchildren, 1,344 brothers or sisters, 862 parents, 1,276 other relatives, 1,603 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,120 (4,388 male householders (4,091 living alone)), 5,922 female householders (5,512 living alone)), 810 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,695

Size of family households: 7,603 2-persons, 3,859 3-persons, 3,038 4-persons, 1,719 5-persons, 190 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,603 1-person, 707 2-persons.

5,825 married couples with children.
7,506 single-parent households (816 men, 6,690 women).

96.2% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $734,323,000 ($8,884 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $155,552,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $229,732,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $125,406,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,314,000
Federal grants: $147,765,000
Federal procurement contracts: $127,587,000 ($108,328,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $78,519,000 ($38,839,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,025,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,546,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,474,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,445
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,726
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +337
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,508
Here -55 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 916
  • 2010 to 2013: 348
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,505
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,070
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,917
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,216
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,133
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,546
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,504
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,085
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 142
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 85
  • 4 rooms: 1,211
  • 5 rooms: 3,961
  • 6 rooms: 4,128
  • 7 rooms: 2,882
  • 8 rooms: 1,820
  • 9+ rooms: 1,585
  • 1 room: 525
  • 2 rooms: 334
  • 3 rooms: 1,718
  • 4 rooms: 3,752
  • 5 rooms: 2,523
  • 6 rooms: 1,595
  • 7 rooms: 257
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 232
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 142
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,064
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,741
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,505
  • 5+ bedrooms: 160
  • no bedroom: 525
  • 1 bedroom: 1,699
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,591
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,796
  • 4 bedrooms: 325
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 605
  • 1 vehicle: 4,498
  • 2 vehicles: 6,544
  • 3 vehicles: 2,632
  • 4 vehicles: 1,218
  • 5+ vehicles: 317
  • no vehicle: 2,342
  • 1 vehicle: 5,690
  • 2 vehicles: 2,440
  • 3 vehicles: 343
  • 4 vehicles: 121
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

84% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Arkansas.

Jefferson County:

83.6%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 56,468
  • Other state: 12,624
  • Northeast: 562
  • Midwest: 3,228
  • South: 6,567
  • West: 2,267

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.8%)
  • Electricity (45.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (61.4%)
  • Utility gas (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 382
Here:

5.6%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 193
Here:

4.3%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,690
Here:

43.2%
Arkansas:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $2,360,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,909,000
    Police Protection: $4,428,000
    Regular Highways: $3,875,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,117,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,346,000
    Financial Administration: $1,216,000
    General - Other: $841,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    General Public Buildings: $391,000
    Local Fire Protection: $288,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,242,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $7,126,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,411,000
    All Other: $1,332,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $424,000
    Highways: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,472,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,372,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,124,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,995,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,058,000
    All Other: $625,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,872,000
    Property: $6,922,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $526,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,521,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,145,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,250,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,695,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,555,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,376,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,354,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,619,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,916,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,761
  • Number of aged recipients: 404
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,357
  • Number of recipients under 18: 955
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,018
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 788
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,412
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,711
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED274$106,883221$78,588594$109,258114$26,9828$819,62594$48,28756$47,071
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$96,25040$52,65054$115,14814$33,2141$1,255,0009$25,77834$49,971
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$96,50093$67,032311$102,601104$23,4131$2,560,00028$52,39359$53,288
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$103,00011$73,545207$116,4446$113,1672$1,619,00010$66,7004$47,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$77,7008$88,37537$125,1892$30,0000$04$42,2505$41,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$132,70619$158,3682$128,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$237,0008$134,6251$256,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$219,0002$112,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$273,0001$182,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$69,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Jefferson County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James75571.1 years
Mary66078.0 years
John57074.5 years
William47373.4 years
Willie46275.2 years
Robert38071.8 years
George29575.3 years
Charles23270.0 years
Henry19676.6 years
Annie18380.2 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams42173.6 years
Smith41274.8 years
Johnson39274.4 years
Jones33873.4 years
Brown26975.8 years
Davis24574.6 years
Harris18575.3 years
Taylor18177.5 years
Jackson17574.7 years
Thomas15271.9 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5KFC3
Advance Auto Parts1La Quinta1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone2Little Caesars Pizza2
Baskin-Robbins1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1Lowe's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's6
Burger King2Nike7
Chevrolet1Nissan1
Church's Chicken1Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes2
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
FedEx8Ramada1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Red Lobster1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In4
GNC1Sears2
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill3Subway6
H&R Block4Super 82
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell3
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul4
Honda1UPS10
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York2Wendy's3
Journeys1

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