Hot Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 35,635 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hot Springs who work in sales jobs (13.07%), office and administrative support (10.08%), and teaching (8.80%).
One of the benefits of Hot Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Hot Springs citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.22% of adults in Hot Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hot Springs in 2010 was $20,705, 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 $82,820 for a family of four. However, Hot Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hot Springs is a very 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, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hot Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.