Hot Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 38,797 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Hot Springs is the 11th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hot Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hot Springs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hot Springs who work in sales jobs (15.63%), office and administrative support (12.24%), and food service (9.65%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.53 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Hot Springs is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.50% of adults 25 and older in Hot Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hot Springs in 2018 was $24,562, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,248 for a family of four. However, Hot Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hot Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hot Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hot Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hot Springs include Irish, German, English, African, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hot Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.