Arkansas Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Arkansas?

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There are 3,011,873 residents in Arkansas, with a median age of 38.3. Of this, 49.09% are males and 50.91% are females. US-born citizens make up 94.37% of the resident pool in Arkansas, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.37%. Additionally, 3.26% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,543,966 people in Arkansas currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 3,011,873 0.4%
Male Population 1,478,511 0.5%
Female Population 1,533,362 0.4%
Male population 49.09%
Female population 50.91%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.3 0.5%
Citizen US Born 2,842,375 0.4%
Citizen not US Born 71,380 1.0%
Not Citizen 98,118 1.9%
Citizen US Born 94.37%
Citizen not US Born 2.37%
Not Citizen 3.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 8,425 -3.5%
Moved from Same County 245,180 -6.8%
Moved from Same State 111,043 -1.3%
Moved from Different State 69,322 -4.5%
Same House as Last Year 2,543,966 1.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.28%
Moved from Same County 8.23%
Moved from Same State 3.73%
Moved from Different State 2.33%
Same House as Last Year 85.43%

What are the employment statistics in Arkansas?

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White-collar workers make up 72.66% of the working population in Arkansas, while blue-collar employees account for 27.34%. There are also 127,091 entrepreneurs in Arkansas (9.7% of the workforce); 885,293 workers employed in private companies (67.59%); and 199,049 people working in governmental institutions (15.2%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 951,673 1.2%
Blue Collar 358,075 -1.4%
White Collar 72.66%
Blue Collar 27.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 127,091 2.6%
Private Companies 885,293 0.1%
Governmental Workers 199,049 0.1%
Not for Profit Companies 98,315 1.7%
Self Employees 9.7%
Private Companies 67.59%
Governmental Workers 15.2%
Not for Profit Companies 7.51%

How many households are there in Arkansas?

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There are a total of 1,170,544 households in Arkansas, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.79% of these Arkansas households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.21%. Additionally, 31.49% of households have children and 68.51% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,170,544 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.8%
Family Households 770,111 0.6%
Non-family Households 400,433 2.0%
Family Households 65.79%
Non-family Households 34.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 368,551 1.2%
Households without Children 801,993 1.0%
Households with Children 31.49%
Households without Children 68.51%

What are the median and average incomes in Arkansas?

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The average annual household income in Arkansas is $69,357, while the median household income sits at $49,475 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $54,906, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $57,648. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $30,278 and $38,417, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $69,357 4.2%
Median Household Income $49,475 4.0%
People below Poverty Level 461,003 -5.1%
People above Poverty Level 2,429,974 1.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Arkansas?

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There are 1,379,778 housing units in Arkansas, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1984. Of the 1,170,544 occupied housing units in Arkansas, 65.82% are owner-occupied, while 34.18% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 54.2% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $148,700. In general, housing costs reach $731 per month in Arkansas.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,379,778 0.7%
Median Year Built 1984 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 63,423 -3.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 49,153 -1.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 93,357 -1.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 139,259 -1.7%
Built between 1970 and 1979 251,449 1.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 207,316 1.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 245,999 0.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 217,195 -3.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 112,627 17.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,170,544 1.1%
Owner Occupied 770,477 1.5%
Renter Occupied 400,067 0.4%
Owner Occupied 65.82%
Renter Occupied 34.18%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 417,563 0.9%
Without Mortgage 352,914 2.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $148,700 4.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $109,900 4.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $731 1.3%
With Mortgage 54.2%
Without Mortgage 45.8%

What is the level of education in Arkansas?

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Approximately 42.48% of the population in Arkansas holds a high school degree (that's 980,948 residents), while 24.04% have attained a college certificate (596,855 locals) and 14.37% have a bachelor's degree (331,810 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 99,297 -2.1%
Some High School 980,948 -0.5%
Some College 596,855 0.6%
Associate Degree 166,319 4.8%
Bachelor's Degree 331,810 4.0%
Graduate Degree 175,482 4.8%
No High School 4.3%
Some High School 42.48%
Some College 24.04%
Associate Degree 7.2%
Bachelor's Degree 14.37%
Graduate Degree 7.6%

What is the marital status of Arkansas residents?

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A total of 684,700 people in Arkansas have never been married (which represents 28.19% of the total population), while 1,261,718 of them are wedded (51.95%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 53,711 (2.21%) and 314,323 (12.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 684,700 1.5%
Married 1,261,718 0.7%
Separated 53,711 -2.2%
Widowed 168,065 -0.8%
Divorced 314,323 -0.9%
Never Married 28.19%
Married 51.95%
Separated 2.21%
Widowed 6.92%
Divorced 12.94%

What are the most common means of transportation in Arkansas?

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The top three means of transportation people in Arkansas use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,198,182 residents commute by car, 21,187 prefer going to work by walking and 3,526 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,198,182 -0.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,526 -17.1%
Subway or Elevated 66 N/A
Railroad 66 24.5%
Ferryboat 175 153.6%
Bicycle 2,349 13.4%
Motorcycle 1,443 -22.8%
TaxiCab 905 26.2%
Walk 21,187 -7.0%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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