In 2020, Phillips County had a population of 16,568 with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $33,724. Between 2010 and 2020 the population of Phillips County declined from 21,757 to 16,568, representing a change of -23.8%.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (63.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.501%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.49%).
In 2020, the median property value in Phillips County was $80,800, and the homeownership rate was 46.1%. Most people in Phillips County drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County was 2 cars per household.
In 2020, there were 348 employer establishments. Employees of private companies represented 59.7% of total employment. County employment rate of residents was 45.0%.
Between January 2021 and December 2021, monthly retail sales capture fluctuated though ranged from 94% - 127% of the county population’s spent dollars.