Select from one of the following health indicators by choosing from the list below.

Health IndicatorDescription
Percent with Child PovertyThe percent of persons under age 18 living below the federal poverty line. Child poverty rates help us understand the quality of life enjoyed by Arkansas’ children, and give insight into the future health of the state.
Average WagesAverage Wages; Per capita personal income. Persons with greater income tend to have better health outcomes. Per capita personal income–personal income divided by population–is a useful metric for making comparisons of the level of personal income across counties. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Percent of Population Under PovertyPercent of Population Under Poverty Line
Median Household IncomeMedian Household Income
Unemployment Annual AverageUnemployment Annual Average; Annual average unemployment rate. Unemployment is linked to poverty and lack of insurance, and is associated with poorer health outcomes.
Child Poverty PopulationNumber of Population 18 and Younger Below Poverty Line
Population Under PovertyNumber of Population Under Poverty Line
Number of Persons in SNAP ProgramNumber of Persons Based on Household Size, which could include household members not eligible for participation in the SNAP program
Number of SNAP CasesNumber of SNAP Cases
Percent of Elderly Living in PovertyPercent of population 65 and older living below poverty line; Poverty among the elderly gives insight to the quality of life enjoyed by older residents.
Median Cost of RentMedian cost of rent
Median Cost of Rent as Percentage of IncomeMedian cost of rent as a percentage of household income

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