Arkansas Demographic Data

Arkansas Demographic Summary

  • Population: 2,949,131
  • Area: 53,179.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 52,030.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,149.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 55.45 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 464.24 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Arkansas Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,514,630
50.9%
50.8
Male
1,463,580
49.1%
49.2
Total Population
2,978,200
 
 

Arkansas Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
188,704
6.3% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
199,054
6.7% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
199,465
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
202,995
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
200,167
6.7% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
385,391
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
367,499
12.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
383,582
12.9% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
198,146
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
175,087
5.9% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
279,414
9.4% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
139,082
4.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
59,618
2.0% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,272,260
76.3%
77.1
Female
1,173,000
51.6%
51.4%
Male
1,099,260
48.4%
48.6%
21 Years and over
2,149,030
72.2%
72.9
62 Years and over
581,326
19.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
478,114
16.1%
14.9
Female
265,789
55.6%
55.9%
Male
212,325
44.4%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
38

Arkansas Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,913,980
97.8% 
96.9
White
2,308,050
77.5% 
73.1
Black or African American
469,555
15.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
20,797
0.7% 
0.8
Asian
42,404
1.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
11,417
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
6,839
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
2,670
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
1,895
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
1,953
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
5,771
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
11,859
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
7,639
0.3% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
65,542
2.2% 
4.8
Two or More Races
64,220
2.2% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
207,743
7.0% 
17.6
Mexican
143,939
4.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
7,086
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
2,250
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
54,468
1.8% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,770,460
93.0% 
82.4

Arkansas Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
105,945
5.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
184,126
9.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
678,452
34.1% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
450,886
22.7% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
135,029
6.8% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
278,975
14.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
154,406
7.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
290,071
14.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,697,748
85.4%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
433,381
21.8%
30.6

Arkansas Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
655,919
27.4%
33.5
Now Married
1,198,525
50.1%
47.5
Divorced
314,905
13.2%
11.0
Separated
51,214
2.1%
2.1
Widowed
170,418
7.1%
5.8

Arkansas Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,587,170
92.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
202,329
7.3%
21.5%
Spanish
145,118
5.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
21,647
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
31,678
1.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
3,886
0.1%
1.0%

Arkansas Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
103,788
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
80,765
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
153,656
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
144,098
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
171,963
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
202,698
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
118,687
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
106,075
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
28,889
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
34,044
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
41,995
 
55,775
Per capita income
23,589
 
29,979

Arkansas Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
41,301
3.2%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
97,668
7.7%
9.8
Construction
81,587
6.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
309,993
24.4%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
57,546
4.5%
6.5
Information
20,718
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
177,030
13.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
59,802
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
91,447
7.2%
11.3
Public administration
58,243
4.6%
4.6
Retail trade
174,804
13.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
70,419
5.5%
5.1
Wholesale trade
30,505
2.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
139,324
11.0%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
408,507
32.1%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
209,864
16.5%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
301,090
23.7%
23.6
Service occupations
212,278
16.7%
18.0

Arkansas Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,253,290
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,035,550
82.6%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
134,929
10.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
5,791
0.5%
5.2
Walked
22,033
1.8%
2.8
Other means
16,619
1.3%
1.8
Worked at home
38,370
3.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
22.0
 
26.0

Arkansas Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
73,762
6.4%
8.9
1 vehicles
390,725
34.1%
33.5
2 vehicles
436,660
38.1%
37.2
3 or more
243,516
21.3%
20.3

Arkansas Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,144,660
84.9%
87.7
Owner Occupied
746,000
65.2%
63.0
Renter Occupied
398,663
34.8%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
202,935
15.1%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Arkansas Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,347,600
1 room
25,911
1.9%
2.3
2 rooms
21,833
1.6%
2.5
3 rooms
91,823
6.8%
9.0
4 rooms
229,174
17.0%
16.6
5 rooms
348,453
25.9%
20.0
6 rooms
272,599
20.2%
17.9
7 rooms
162,444
12.1%
12.1
8 rooms
95,185
7.1%
8.5
9 rooms or more
100,176
7.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Arkansas Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,347,600
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
933,701
69.3%
61.4
1-unit, attached
22,514
1.7%
5.8
2-units
41,042
3.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
45,310
3.4%
4.5
5 to 9 units
52,599
3.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
49,910
3.7%
4.6
20 or more units
35,893
2.7%
8.8
Mobile home
165,211
12.3%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,418
0.1%
0.1

Arkansas Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
71,829
5.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
51,395
3.8%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
92,253
6.8%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
145,108
10.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
245,716
18.2%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
202,070
15.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
239,702
17.8%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Arkansas Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
449,516
39.3%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
76,481
6.7%
4.7
Electricity
565,461
49.4%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
469
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
105
0.0%
0.1
Wood
45,025
3.9%
2.0
Solar energy
254
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,821
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
3,531
0.3%
1.2

Arkansas Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
408,732
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
8,099
2.0%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
8,593
2.1%
1.5%
Less than $500
14,615
3.6%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
17,234
4.2%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
48,571
11.9%
$1,000 to 1,499
131,597
32.2%
$500 to $999
180,023
44.0%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
210,199
51.8%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
55,820
13.7%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
39,410
9.7%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
24,246
6.0%
7.3%
35.0% or more
76,341
18.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
2,716
NR
NR

Arkansas Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
361,300 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
49,795
13.8%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
5,297
1.5%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,357
0.4%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
673
0.2%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
895
0.2%
1.5%
$500 to $999
227,609
63.0%
42.7%
Less than $500
75,674
20.9%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
37,363
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
695
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
55,176
15.8%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
44,991
12.9%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
44,884
12.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
38,196
10.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
30,007
8.6%
9.2%
35.0% or more
136,671
39.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
48,738
NR
NR

Arkansas Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
746,000
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
111,369
14.9%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
189,055
25.3%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
158,302
21.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
116,915
15.7%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
95,739
12.8%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
50,425
6.8%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
18,337
2.5%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
5,858
0.8%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
120,700
 
194,500
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