Nationwide Claims to Fame

Arkansas is 4th out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

Arkansas is 8th out of 51 other states in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Arkansas is 11th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

Arkansas is 14th out of 51 other states in Race - Black or African American

Arkansas is 16th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

Arkansas is 17th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Arkansas is 23rd out of 51 other states in Female residents

Arkansas is 24th out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Arkansas is 26th out of 51 other states in People per household

Arkansas is 26th out of 51 other states in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Arkansas Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Current population (2012) 2,949,131 32nd 313,914,040
Size in square miles 52,035.5 27th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 56 35th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 17th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.1% 16th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.0% 11th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.7% 44th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.6% 50th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Race - White 80.0% 31st 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 15.6% 14th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 24th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 41st 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 8th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.8% 36th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 6.8% 29th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 73.9% 26th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Female residents 50.9% 23rd 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.4% 37th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Housing units 1,324,369 31st 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 15.2% 46th 25.9%
Households 1,121,386 31st 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 67.5% 35th 66.1%
Home median value $105,100 49th $186,200
People per household 2.5 26th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 8,231 33rd 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Income per capita $21,833 50th $27,915
Income per household $40,149 49th $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.4% 4th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Arkansas Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 64,471 33rd 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 980,644 34th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 238,994 32nd 27,092,908
Retail sales $32,974,282 35th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,602 47th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $3,559,795 38th $613,795,732

Statewide Top Lists

Business

Education

Housing

Income

People

Race

Size

Demographics by County - Arkansas

Demographics by City - Arkansas

Demographics by School District - Arkansas

Demographics by Congressional District - Arkansas