Health
Flouridated Water
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Share of Population on Fluoridated Water
2018
Arkansas County92%
Ashley County71%
Baxter County80%
Benton County99%
Boone County65%
Bowie County, Texas0%
Bradley County75%
Calhoun County0%
Carroll County73%
Chicot County80%
Clark County70%
Clay County77%
Cleburne County100%
Cleveland County55%
Columbia County61%
Conway County100%
Craighead County89%
Crawford County97%
Crittenden County83%
Cross County75%
Dallas County93%
Desha County81%
Drew County89%
Faulkner County100%
Franklin County80%
Fulton County0%
Garland County98%
Grant County65%
Greene County89%
Hempstead County89%
Hot Spring County100%
Howard County96%
Independence County69%
Izard County18%
Jackson County70%
Jefferson County72%
Johnson County97%
Lafayette County12%
Lawrence County81%
Lee County85%
Lincoln County53%
Little River County22%
Logan County94%
Lonoke County98%
Madison County0%
Marion County4%
Miller County17%
Mississippi County67%
Monroe County82%
Montgomery County0%
Nevada County74%
Newton County10%
Ouachita County74%
Perry County85%
Phillips County56%
Pike County0%
Poinsett County54%
Polk County67%
Pope County97%
Prairie County77%
Pulaski County99%
Randolph County78%
Saline County95%
Scott County0%
Searcy County0%
Sebastian County100%
Sevier County51%
Sharp County0%
St. Francis County79%
Stone County97%
Union County57%
Van Buren County99%
Washington County100%
White County94%
Woodruff County71%
Yell County87%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Population on fluoridated water
2018
Arkansas County26,523
Ashley County14,534
Baxter County23,289
Benton County163,296
Boone County20,487
Bowie County, Texas303
Bradley County8,831
Calhoun County0
Carroll County13,102
Chicot County13,639
Clark County14,386
Clay County18,233
Cleburne County39,942
Cleveland County7,470
Columbia County14,289
Conway County22,056
Craighead County73,245
Crawford County48,882
Crittenden County43,850
Cross County16,037
Dallas County8,210
Desha County12,019
Drew County15,963
Faulkner County95,307
Franklin County14,290
Fulton County0
Garland County103,284
Grant County11,464
Greene County27,913
Hempstead County13,458
Hot Spring County48,281
Howard County13,993
Independence County25,910
Izard County2,308
Jackson County11,815
Jefferson County55,144
Johnson County23,793
Lafayette County845
Lawrence County15,968
Lee County9,376
Lincoln County9,040
Little River County1,807
Logan County17,133
Lonoke County64,778
Madison County0
Marion County375
Miller County6,617
Mississippi County31,501
Monroe County9,379
Montgomery County0
Nevada County4,393
Newton County811
Ouachita County20,295
Perry County7,077
Phillips County14,636
Pike County0
Poinsett County13,270
Polk County8,228
Pope County55,768
Prairie County6,556
Pulaski County477,386
Randolph County7,017
Saline County77,940
Scott County0
Searcy County0
Sebastian County117,066
Sevier County6,215
Sharp County0
St. Francis County20,677
Stone County15,563
Union County25,178
Van Buren County15,177
Washington County193,085
White County61,318
Woodruff County5,015
Yell County15,854

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



NATIONAL RANKING
32

OUT OF 51
2014

STATE TREND

Increasing


86%

2018

What does this measure?

The percentage of the population on community water systems that receive fluoridated water.

Why is this important?

Drinking fluoridated water helps reduce tooth decay and promotes good oral health. Community water fluoridation has led to a significant decrease in cavities in the U.S.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2017, 86% of residents were receiving water from systems with fluoridation, a huge increase from 48% in 2000. This makes Arkansas 32nd in the nation (based on 2014 data, the latest nationally available).

There were still 12 counties with no fluoridated systems: Boone, Calhoun, Fulton, Little River, Madison, Montgomery, Pike, Scott, Sharp, Carroll, Marion and Bowie County, TX, which shares the City of Texarkana with Miller County, AR. Metropolitan counties including Pulaski, Washington, Benton, Hot Spring and Conway had all or nearly all residents receiving fluoridated water.

Notes about the data

County level data is based on 2014 data, the latest available.




Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Share of Population on Fluoridated Water
200020022004200620082010201220142015201620172018
Arkansas48%62%66%64%61%65%67%71%76%86%86%86%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Population on fluoridated water
200020022004200620082010201220142015201620172018
Arkansas1,147,1091,516,2461,661,5991,648,3171,548,5561,724,1311,785,6791,973,169

Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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