Sebastian County

Population & Diversity

Sebastian County, AR is home to a population of 128k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.66% of Sebastian County, AR residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2020, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (88.2k people) in Sebastian County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Other (Hispanic) and 7.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.



The economy of Sebastian County, AR employs 58.5k people. The largest industries in Sebastian County, AR are Manufacturing (10,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,016 people), and Retail Trade (6,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,232), Utilities ($68,929), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,724).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

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In 2020, universities in Sebastian County, AR awarded 1,579 degrees. The student population of Sebastian County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,814 male students and 3,890 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sebastian County, AR are White (1,051 and 66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (213 and 13.6%), Two or More Races (116 and 7.38%), and Asian (103 and 6.56%).

The largest universities in Sebastian County, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,460 and 92.5%), Academy of Salon and Spa (37 and 2.34%), and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (37 and 2.34%).

The most popular majors in Sebastian County, AR are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 10.4%), Industrial Electronics Technology (127 and 8.04%), and Registered Nursing (113 and 7.16%).

The median tuition cost in Sebastian County, AR for a public four year colleges is $4,104 for in-state students and $11,376 for out-of-state students.

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