Arkansas
Demographic Data






Arkansas POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Arkansas Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Arkansas is:
3,017,804

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 - 17:
17.2%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
13.1%
35 - 54:
24.7%
55 - 64:
12.7%
Over 65 Years:
16.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
86.6%
86.6%
College Graduated
23.0%
23.0%
Attending College
4.9%
4.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Arkansas
$26,577
$26,577
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Arkansas
$47,597
$47,597
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.0%

Employment Industries in AR

Healthcare
15.0%
15.0%
Manufacturing
13.7%
13.7%
Retail
13.2%
13.2%
Education
9.5%
9.5%
Accommodation
6.8%
6.8%
Construction
6.7%
6.7%
Other
4.7%
4.7%
Transportation
4.7%
4.7%
Public Service
4.4%
4.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.9%
3.9%
Administration
3.6%
3.6%
Finance
3.4%
3.4%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
Agriculture
2.4%
2.4%
Information Technology
1.5%
1.5%
Real Estate
1.4%
1.4%
Arts
1.2%
1.2%
Utilities
1.1%
1.1%
Mining
0.4%
0.4%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
72.4%
72.4%
Black Or African American
15.2%
15.2%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
7.5%
7.5%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.5%
2.5%
Asian
1.5%
1.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.6%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
28.0%
28.0%
Irish
9.6%
9.6%
German
9.5%
9.5%
English
7.5%
7.5%
Scottish
1.7%
1.7%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Italian
1.6%
1.6%
European
1.5%
1.5%
Scots-Irish
1.2%
1.2%
Dutch
1.1%
1.1%
Polish
0.8%
0.8%
African
0.5%
0.5%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
French Canadian
0.2%
0.2%
Czech
0.2%
0.2%
Swiss
0.2%
0.2%
Scandinavian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
92.5%
92.5%
Spanish
5.4%
5.4%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Pacific Island languages
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
German
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Laotian
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Miao/Hmong
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Gujarathi
0.0%
0.0%
West Germanic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Urdu
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born AR Residents
4.8%