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Area Code 479 Detailed Profile

Area Code 479 Summary
Area code 479 is assigned to Arkansas
Latitude: 35.623772
Longitude: -93.930044
Population: 666,164
Area: 9260.88 sq. miles
Land: 9179.04 sq. miles
Water: 81.84 sq. miles
Population Density: 72.57 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 791.1 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 479 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 50,000
Fayetteville (73,401)
Fort Smith (83,743)
Rogers (54,425)
Springdale (57,886)
Towns with population under 50,000
Alix (185)
Alma (11,152)
Altus (1,780)
Atkins (6,417)
Avoca (26)
Barling (4,364)
Bella Vista (15,901)
Belleville (1,628)
Bentonville (24,555)
Blue Mountain (113)
Bluffton (233)
Boles (656)
Booneville (8,628)
Branch (682)
Canehill (847)
Cave Springs (951)
Cecil (413)
Cedarville (639)
Centerton (2,442)
Centerville (95)
Charleston (5,065)
Chester (909)
Clarksville (12,480)
Coal Hill (1,030)
Combs (263)
Danville (4,526)
Dardanelle (9,427)
Decatur (2,580)
Delaware (803)
Dover (7,155)
Dyer (233)
Elkins (4,520)
Eureka Springs (7,494)
Evansville (350)
Farmington (5,922)
Garfield (4,486)
Gentry (6,730)
Gravelly (165)
Gravette (5,062)
Greenwood (12,361)
Hackett (3,278)
Hagarville (175)
Hartford (1,485)
Hartman (1,862)
Harvey (182)
Havana (1,437)
Hector (2,176)
Hindsville (2,218)
Hiwasse (588)
Huntington (2,419)
Huntsville (8,029)
Kingston (510)
Knoxville (1,128)
Lamar (3,903)
Lavaca (4,367)
Lincoln (4,541)
London (2,631)
Lowell (9,540)
Magazine (2,749)
Mansfield (2,480)
Maysville (177)
Mena (14,295)
Midland (298)
Morrow (49)
Mountainburg (3,819)
Mulberry (4,274)
Natural Dam (492)
New Blaine (535)
Oark (294)
Ola (2,225)
Ozark (10,095)
Ozone (573)
Paris (6,499)
Parks (385)
Pea Ridge (4,284)
Pettigrew (361)
Plainview (1,456)
Pottsville (2,528)
Prairie Grove (6,349)
Ratcliff (1,052)
Rover (507)
Rudy (2,638)
Russellville (34,881)
Saint Paul (625)
Scranton (1,564)
Siloam Springs (16,132)
Subiaco (1,117)
Sulphur Springs (1,581)
Summers (942)
Uniontown (524)
Van Buren (29,593)
Waldron (8,070)
Wesley (866)
West Fork (5,339)
Winslow (2,714)
Witter (610)

Area Code 479 Demographics

Area Code 479 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Male329,51249.46 %48.80 %49.04 %
Female336,65250.54 %51.20 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.98-0.950.96
Total Population666,164100.00 %--
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Area Code 479 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years47,6887.16 %6.79 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years47,4897.13 %7.00 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years48,0737.22 %7.22 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years50,0337.51 %7.43 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years48,6127.30 %6.79 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years92,74613.92 %13.20 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years100,03615.02 %14.89 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years84,00912.61 %13.07 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years33,3475.01 %5.21 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years27,5724.14 %4.39 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years46,2166.94 %7.42 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years30,0344.51 %4.83 %4.38 %
85 years and over10,3091.55 %1.74 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)37.2-38.237.7
18 years and over493,68274.11 %74.55 %74.27 %
Male
240,76936.14 %35.74 %35.85 %
Female
252,91337.97 %38.81 %38.42 %
21 years and over462,33469.40 %70.07 %69.92 %
62 years and over102,54715.39 %16.55 %14.65 %
65 years and over86,55912.99 %13.99 %12.42 %
Male
36,7125.51 %5.78 %5.12 %
Female
49,8477.48 %8.21 %7.30 %
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Area Code 479 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
One race653,13698.04 %98.66 %97.55 %
White
597,49789.69 %79.99 %75.21 %
Black or African American
14,2202.13 %15.68 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
8,8531.33 %0.67 %0.87 %
Asian
9,5891.44 %0.76 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
9580.14 %0.12 %0.59 %
Chinese
1,0110.15 %0.12 %0.85 %
Filipino
5690.09 %0.09 %0.65 %
Japanese
2890.04 %0.04 %0.28 %
Korean
4570.07 %0.06 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
2,7550.41 %0.15 %0.39 %
Other Asian
3,5500.53 %0.18 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,0940.16 %0.06 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
980.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1020.02 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
380.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
8560.13 %0.04 %0.04 %
Some other race
21,8833.28 %1.51 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)43,2826.50 %3.25 %13.70 %
Mexican
31,0594.66 %2.29 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
7190.11 %0.09 %2.46 %
Cuban
3070.05 %0.04 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
11,1971.68 %0.83 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino622,88293.50 %96.75 %86.30 %
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Area Code 479 Social Profile

Area Code 479 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school169,123100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
9,4075.56 %6.42 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
9,4675.60 %5.59 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
78,14046.20 %46.14 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
36,76721.74 %22.87 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
35,34220.90 %18.97 %22.81 %
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Area Code 479 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over424,216100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
40,0919.45 %9.38 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
60,02514.15 %15.30 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
140,22733.06 %34.11 %28.63 %
High school or higher
324,10076.40 %75.31 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
89,51621.10 %20.53 %21.05 %
Associate degree
18,5474.37 %4.02 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
49,82511.75 %11.00 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
75,81017.87 %16.66 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
25,9856.13 %5.66 %8.86 %
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Area Code 479 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported565,767100.00 %--
Arab5960.11 %0.11 %0.42 %
Czech2,2110.39 %0.30 %0.59 %
Danish1,9580.35 %0.21 %0.50 %
Dutch13,5122.39 %1.86 %1.58 %
English62,60111.06 %9.70 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)15,4212.73 %2.35 %2.90 %
French Canadian2,2560.40 %0.37 %0.85 %
German83,62314.78 %11.46 %14.93 %
Greek8090.14 %0.12 %0.40 %
Hungarian7670.14 %0.11 %0.49 %
Irish75,58413.36 %11.73 %10.65 %
Italian11,1341.97 %1.59 %5.47 %
Lithuanian2060.04 %0.05 %0.23 %
Norwegian5,4170.96 %0.60 %1.56 %
Polish5,4440.96 %0.87 %3.12 %
Portuguese6630.12 %0.07 %0.41 %
Russian1,0760.19 %0.15 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish12,7392.25 %2.14 %1.50 %
Scottish10,5751.87 %1.65 %1.70 %
Slovak2760.05 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African7990.14 %0.58 %0.62 %
Swedish5,6741.00 %0.67 %1.39 %
Swiss1,4820.26 %0.22 %0.32 %
Ukrainian3700.07 %0.06 %0.31 %
United States or American99,96117.67 %19.52 %7.18 %
Welsh3,7050.65 %0.51 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,3160.23 %0.13 %0.65 %
Other ancestries145,59225.73 %32.84 %31.89 %
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Area Code 479 Economy

Area Code 479 Employment

GroupNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over513,588100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
250,80848.83 %48.02 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
262,78051.17 %51.98 %51.68 %
In labor force
325,19963.32 %60.61 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
176,77554.36 %53.36 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
148,42445.64 %46.64 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
324,66763.22 %60.31 %63.10 %
Employed
306,65559.71 %56.63 %59.39 %
Unemployed
18,0123.51 %3.68 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.54 %6.06 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
5320.10 %0.30 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
188,38936.68 %39.39 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers245,13679.94 %76.84 %78.40 %
Government workers35,88911.70 %14.94 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business24,3987.96 %7.83 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,2320.40 %0.38 %0.31 %
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Area Code 479 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations85,99728.04 %27.71 %33.60 %
Service occupations42,16113.75 %14.12 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations75,62924.66 %25.09 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3,9601.29 %1.53 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations30,77210.03 %10.57 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations68,13622.22 %20.98 %14.63 %
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Area Code 479 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining10,6733.48 %3.72 %1.87 %
Construction20,7446.76 %7.04 %6.80 %
Manufacturing67,90322.14 %19.36 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade9,6153.14 %3.27 %3.60 %
Retail trade45,26014.76 %13.00 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities18,2925.97 %5.93 %5.19 %
Information5,0421.64 %2.21 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing13,5384.41 %4.81 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services16,8735.50 %5.38 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services55,42818.08 %19.64 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services20,4006.65 %6.31 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)14,4424.71 %5.00 %4.88 %
Public administration8,4452.75 %4.33 %4.83 %
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Area Code 479 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Households256,023100.00 %1,042,784106,788,273
Less than $10,000
28,68111.20 %13.36 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
20,2887.92 %8.62 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
42,83016.73 %16.69 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
39,65715.49 %15.05 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
47,25018.46 %17.54 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
44,18617.26 %16.33 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
16,6186.49 %6.43 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
10,6544.16 %3.79 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
2,5921.01 %0.97 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
3,2671.28 %1.22 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$31,128.42-$28,978.46$39,349.33
Average household size2.57-2.512.58
Average income per member of household$12,104.22-$11,558.10$15,252.86
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Area Code 479 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over302,441100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
240,07179.38 %79.93 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
42,30213.99 %14.10 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
1,0710.35 %0.44 %4.73 %
Walked
6,3852.11 %1.89 %2.94 %
Other means
3,0871.02 %1.04 %1.20 %
Worked at home
9,5253.15 %2.59 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)27.2342 minutes-26.5 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 479 Housing

Area Code 479 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units281,865100.00 %1,172,800117,282,697
Occupied housing units
255,85590.77 %88.90 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
175,63462.31 %61.69 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
80,22128.46 %27.21 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
26,0109.23 %11.10 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
4,9101.74 %2.46 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate2.95 %-2.99 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate8.75 %-9.16 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.58-2.512.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.57-2.512.45
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Area Code 479 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units281,911100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
197,66970.12 %69.00 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
6,0992.16 %1.78 %5.68 %
2 units
11,3734.03 %3.21 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
9,3833.33 %2.99 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
7,8572.79 %2.66 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
9,7903.47 %2.30 %3.99 %
20 or more units
7,6692.72 %2.77 %8.59 %
Mobile home
31,28011.10 %14.90 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
7910.28 %0.38 %0.22 %
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Area Code 479 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units281,911100.00 %--
1 room
3,4301.22 %1.04 %2.21 %
2 rooms
10,2293.63 %3.07 %4.88 %
3 rooms
23,2108.23 %7.73 %10.06 %
4 rooms
53,25318.89 %19.61 %15.95 %
5 rooms
79,33628.14 %28.75 %20.92 %
6 rooms
58,20120.65 %20.74 %18.39 %
7 rooms
28,1169.97 %10.22 %11.98 %
8 rooms
14,1155.01 %4.95 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
12,0214.26 %3.88 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.1-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units255,880100.00 %--
1.00 or less
244,20695.44 %85.66 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
7,3852.89 %2.23 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
4,2891.68 %1.02 %2.54 %
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Area Code 479 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas128,96745.75 %43.19 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas26,8049.51 %12.00 %5.96 %
Electricity84,18829.86 %29.05 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.1950.07 %0.10 %8.06 %
Coal or coke180.01 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood14,7975.25 %4.21 %1.51 %
Solar energy570.02 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel3760.13 %0.15 %0.35 %
No fuel used4780.17 %0.16 %1.25 %
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Area Code 479 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units127,856100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
24,20918.93 %27.40 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
62,48348.87 %44.93 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
23,29818.22 %15.94 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
8,7746.86 %6.05 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
5,9864.68 %3.71 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
2,4491.92 %1.48 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
4950.39 %0.37 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
1620.13 %0.11 %0.56 %
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Area Code 479 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage83,34865.19 %60.80 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1,3241.04 %1.14 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
11,3928.91 %9.38 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
23,50418.38 %17.05 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
26,53220.75 %18.47 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
14,51011.35 %10.37 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
3,8463.01 %2.77 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
2,2401.75 %1.63 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged44,50834.81 %39.20 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent56,92444.52 %45.34 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent23,55618.42 %17.30 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent15,57212.18 %11.67 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent9,5637.48 %7.32 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent5,9724.67 %4.47 %6.01 %
35 percent or more15,17811.87 %12.75 %15.91 %
Not computed1,0910.85 %1.17 %0.85 %
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Area Code 479 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units77,574100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
4,2655.50 %7.72 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
5,7177.37 %8.85 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
32,44441.82 %37.16 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
22,27128.71 %27.46 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
5,2256.74 %5.75 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
1,3071.68 %1.69 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
3070.40 %0.35 %2.89 %
No cash rent
6,0387.78 %11.02 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)44,76857.71 %69.28 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent16,30521.02 %19.44 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent11,88815.32 %13.67 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent9,65212.44 %11.43 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent7,3369.46 %9.05 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent5,2466.76 %6.30 %7.32 %
35 percent or more19,60325.27 %26.68 %29.47 %
Not computed7,5449.72 %13.42 %7.77 %

Area Code 479 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentArkansas Avg.National Avg.
None15,5335.51 %7.18 %9.57 %
185,07030.18 %30.99 %31.22 %
2109,57338.87 %36.14 %34.76 %
3 or more45,70416.21 %14.59 %15.45 %
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