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LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS: PINE BLUFF LABOR MARKET AREA

The traditional definition of a labor force as being comprised of those residing within a 30-mile radius of a given community cannot be readily applied to Pine Bluff. Population within a 50-mile radius of Pine Bluff is 746,180 (based on 2010 Census Data). The 12-county Metro Little Rock Region, of which Jefferson County is a part, has a population of over 1,000,000. Historically, the local labor draw area has also encompassed all of Southeast Arkansas as well as the heavily populated counties to the north.

With the exception of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Southeast Arkansas tends to be largely rural with numerous smaller urban areas. The area encompasses the following counties (listed with 2010 Census populations):

LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS
Pine Bluff Labor Market Area
Arkansas 19,019
Bradley 11,508
Cleveland 8,689
Dallas 8,116
Desha 13,008
Drew 18,509
Grant 17,853
Hot Spring 32,923
Jefferson 77,435
Lincoln 14,134
Population Total 221,194
 

 

AGE DISTRIBUTION
Under 5 15,238 6.6%
5 to 14 33,340 14.4%
15 to 24 33,579 14.6%
25 to 34 29,108 12.6%
35 to 44 34,453 14.9%
45 to 54 30,950 13.4%
55 to 64 21,853 9.5%
65+ 32,260 14.0%
Based on 2000 census
 

 

RACIAL COMPOSITION
Black 32.8%
White 64.8%
Hispanic & Other 2.5%
Based on 2000 census