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
1,519,470
50.8%
50.8
Male
1,468,780
49.2%
49.2
Total Population
2,988,250
 
 

Arkansas Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
188,716
6.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
201,291
6.7% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
197,333
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
215,051
7.2% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
195,409
6.5% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
382,578
12.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
364,966
12.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
379,035
12.7% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
195,113
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
183,126
6.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
284,288
9.5% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
145,440
4.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
55,902
1.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,280,890
76.3%
77.2
Female
1,176,280
51.6%
51.3%
Male
1,104,600
48.4%
48.7%
21 Years and over
2,142,650
71.7%
73.1
62 Years and over
594,353
19.9%
18.8
65 Years and over
485,630
16.3%
15.2
Female
270,023
55.6%
55.8%
Male
215,607
44.4%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
38
0.0%
0.0

Arkansas Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,910,830
97.4% 
96.8
White
2,290,070
76.6% 
72.6
Black or African American
464,516
15.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
18,859
0.6% 
0.8
Asian
41,781
1.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
10,612
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
7,264
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
5,624
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
868
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
2,596
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
3,965
0.1% 
0.6
Other Asian
10,852
0.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
8,808
0.3% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
86,797
2.9% 
5.1
Two or More Races
77,421
2.6% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
214,544
7.2% 
17.8
Mexican
158,417
5.3% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
6,609
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
2,579
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
46,939
1.6% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,773,700
92.8% 
82.2

Arkansas Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
100,157
5.0% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
179,465
9.0% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
681,969
34.3% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
449,709
22.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
133,315
6.7% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
282,608
14.2% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
163,225
8.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
279,622
14.0%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,710,826
86.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
445,833
22.4%
31.2

Arkansas Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
673,936
28.1%
33.7
Now Married
1,175,223
48.9%
47.5
Divorced
324,065
13.5%
11.0
Separated
62,523
2.6%
2.0
Widowed
165,161
6.9%
5.8

Arkansas Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,595,720
92.7%
78.4%
Languages other than english
203,808
7.3%
21.6%
Spanish
146,649
5.2%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
21,067
0.8%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
29,895
1.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
6,197
0.2%
1.1%

Arkansas Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
101,085
8.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
75,579
6.6%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
144,657
12.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
136,104
11.9%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
173,493
15.2%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
209,226
18.3%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
118,374
10.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
115,088
10.1%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
35,574
3.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
33,538
2.9%
6.4
Median household income
44,334
 
57,617
Per capita income
24,264
 
31,128

Arkansas Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
32,962
2.6%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
107,088
8.3%
9.8
Construction
79,576
6.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
312,414
24.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
61,813
4.8%
6.6
Information
22,164
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
171,760
13.4%
10.1
Other services except public administration
61,189
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
98,528
7.7%
11.4
Public administration
53,224
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
181,046
14.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
70,964
5.5%
5.2
Wholesale trade
29,948
2.3%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
128,671
10.0%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
429,818
33.5%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
199,284
15.5%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
307,096
23.9%
23.3
Service occupations
217,807
17.0%
18.1

Arkansas Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,264,580
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,050,900
83.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
128,593
10.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
4,247
0.3%
5.1
Walked
25,456
2.0%
2.7
Other means
14,882
1.2%
1.8
Worked at home
40,509
3.2%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
21.2
 
26.6

Arkansas Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
76,964
6.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
384,478
33.6%
33.2
2 vehicles
435,299
38.1%
37.1
3 or more
245,977
21.5%
21.0

Arkansas Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,142,720
84.3%
87.6
Owner Occupied
737,632
64.6%
63.1
Renter Occupied
405,086
35.4%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
212,083
15.7%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Arkansas Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,354,800
1 room
32,375
2.4%
2.4
2 rooms
24,742
1.8%
2.7
3 rooms
95,797
7.1%
9.1
4 rooms
226,115
16.7%
16.5
5 rooms
335,672
24.8%
19.8
6 rooms
278,060
20.5%
17.8
7 rooms
161,884
11.9%
12.0
8 rooms
92,826
6.9%
8.6
9 rooms or more
107,330
7.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Arkansas Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,354,800
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
942,198
69.5%
61.5
1-unit, attached
22,946
1.7%
5.9
2-units
45,667
3.4%
3.6
3 or 4 units
45,397
3.4%
4.4
5 to 9 units
48,488
3.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
52,207
3.9%
4.4
20 or more units
37,092
2.7%
9.0
Mobile home
159,358
11.8%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,448
0.1%
0.1

Arkansas Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
69,215
5.1%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
51,531
3.8%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
97,095
7.2%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
141,083
10.4%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
252,057
18.6%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
199,046
14.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
244,002
18.0%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Arkansas Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
443,158
38.8%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
75,539
6.6%
4.7
Electricity
575,287
50.3%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
1,155
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
41,774
3.7%
1.9
Solar energy
56
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
3,194
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
2,555
0.2%
1.1

Arkansas Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
401,122
 
47295100.0
$3,000 or more
7,454
1.9%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
8,355
2.1%
1.9%
Less than $500
17,473
4.4%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
17,749
4.4%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
47,407
11.8%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
124,868
31.1%
28.3%
$500 to $999
177,816
44.3%
41.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
222,026
55.6%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
57,700
14.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
35,884
9.0%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
21,666
5.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
62,258
15.6%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,588
0.0%
0.0%

Arkansas Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
366,296 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
48,075
13.1%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
6,586
1.8%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,814
0.5%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
619
0.2%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
533
0.1%
1.8%
$500 to $999
234,084
63.9%
41.0%
Less than $500
74,585
20.4%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
38,790
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
701
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
58,990
16.5%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
50,853
14.2%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
47,985
13.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
40,253
11.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
28,782
8.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
130,067
36.4%
40.7%
Not Computed
48,156
0.0%
0.0%

Arkansas Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
737,632
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
102,055
13.8%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
188,372
25.5%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
151,684
20.6%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
116,973
15.9%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
102,667
13.9%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
55,032
7.5%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
16,848
2.3%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
4,001
0.5%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
123,300
 
205,000
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