Hot Spring County is located in west central Arkansas. The County Seat is Malvern and the largest city is Malvern. The Official Web Site is located at http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Hot%20Spring%20County. The 2014 population estimate is 33,368 and the 2010 census population was 32,923. The land area is 615.20 square miles and there are 53.5 persons per square mile.
85.8% of the population is White, 11.5% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 83.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $81,300, there are 12,231 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,286, the median household income is $41,193, and 14.2% of the persons in Hot Spring County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,636. Retail sales (in $1000) were $207,424, and sales per capita were $6,511. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.8%.
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