Fordyce, AR

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2022 Population
3,386
3.7% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
37.2
13.4% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
13.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$35,116
36.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$84,300
48.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fordyce, AR had a population of 3.39k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $35,116. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fordyce, AR declined from 3,516 to 3,386, a −3.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $25,750 to $35,116, a 36.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fordyce, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (59.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Other (Hispanic) (0.532%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.354%).

None of the households in Fordyce, 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.

99.5% of the residents in Fordyce, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fordyce, AR was $84,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.2%.

Most people in Fordyce, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fordyce, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fordyce, AR is home to a population of 3.39k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.502% of Fordyce, AR residents were born outside of the country (17 people).

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.03k people) in Fordyce, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Non-Hispanic) and 97 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Fordyce, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fordyce, AR was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fordyce, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 195
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 192
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    97 ± 84.9
1.12%
Hispanic Population
38 people

In 2022, there were 1.66 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.03k people) in Fordyce, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Non-Hispanic) and 97 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.12% of the people in Fordyce, AR are hispanic (38 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fordyce, AR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.502%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17 people
0.341%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12 people

As of 2022, 0.502% of Fordyce, AR residents (17 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 Fordyce, AR was 0.341%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    66 ± 55
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 53
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    30 ± 50

Fordyce, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fordyce, AR employs 1.38k people. The largest industries in Fordyce, AR are Manufacturing (465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (254 people), and Public Administration (130 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($88,040), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,577), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,577).

Occupations

1.38k
2022 Value
± 307
9.27%
1 Year growth
± 28.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fordyce, AR grew at a rate of 9.27%, from 1.26k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fordyce, AR, are Production Occupations (349 people), Material Moving Occupations (163 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fordyce, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.38k
2022 Value
± 307
9.27%
1 Year growth
± 28.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fordyce, AR grew at a rate of 9.27%, from 1.26k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fordyce, AR, are Manufacturing (465 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (254 people), and Public Administration (130 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fordyce, AR, though some of these residents may live in Fordyce, 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

$28,606
Median earning men ± $2,283
$32,780
Median earning women ± $18,590

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($57,727), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,154), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($10,485).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,040), Public Administration ($40,313), and Manufacturing ($34,282).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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 Fordyce, AR was $84,300 in 2022, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $56,700 to $84,300, a 48.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fordyce, AR is 57.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fordyce, AR have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fordyce, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$84,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,862
$595
Median Property Taxes
±$160

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

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

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Rent vs Own

57.2%
Homeownership
2022
52.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.2% of the housing units in Fordyce, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9703
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$35,116
Median Household Income
± $8,670
1.04k
Number of Households
± 214

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.04k households in Fordyce, AR grew to $35,116 from the previous year's value of $25,750.

The following chart displays the households in Fordyce, 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 Fordyce, AR is from Fordyce, AR.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.73%)
  3. Walked (4.62%)

In 2022, 85.3% of workers in Fordyce, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.73%) and those who walked to work (4.62%).

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

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fordyce, AR have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Fordyce, 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 Fordyce, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fordyce, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fordyce, AR (395 out of 2.99k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fordyce, 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

95.6% of the population of Fordyce, AR has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 31.2% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.8% were men and 57.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.4%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
31.2%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fordyce, AR declined by 16.8% from 5.28% to 4.4%.

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