Garland County is located in west central Arkansas. The County Seat is Hot Springs and the largest city is Hot Springs. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.garlandcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 97,322 and the 2010 census population was 96,024. The land area is 677.78 square miles and there are 141.7 persons per square mile.
87.7% of the population is White, 8.5% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $130,500, there are 39,881 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,170, the median household income is $39,162, and 20.7% of the persons in Garland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,369. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,443,438, and sales per capita were $14,958. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.8%.
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