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Arkansas

2022 population: 3,045,637   ( 129,719 from 2010)
Land area: 51992.6 square miles
Population density: 58.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:2,161,415 70.97% 0.6%
Black:466,93815.33% 4.4%
Indian:24,1070.79% 19.4%
Asian:67,0192.20% 62.8%
2+ races:65,6222.15% 43.2%
Hispanic:260,5368.55% 40.0%
Total non-White:884,22229.03% 19.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:79,874 13.3
Deaths:88,85414.8
Net Migration: 38,0556.3
Net Immigration: 4,7540.8
Change in White population:-12,054 -0.4
Change in Non-White pop.:141,773 4.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
2,915,918
2,173,46974.54%
447,10215.33%
20,1830.69%
41,1561.41%
45,8371.57%
186,0506.38%
742,44925.46%

2000
2,673,400
2,100,13578.56%
416,61515.58%
16,7020.62%
21,3860.80%
30,3641.14%
86,8663.25%
573,26521.44%

1990
2,350,725
1,932,64082.21%
372,39015.84%
13,9030.59%
12,2060.52%
n/a
19,5860.83%
418,08517.79%

1980
2,286,435
1,879,51482.20%
369,85616.18%
12,2560.54%
7,2320.32%
n/a
16,9760.74%
406,92117.80%

1970
1,923,295
1,553,52980.77%
355,49118.48%
2,0320.11%
1,8320.10%
n/a
9,3330.49%
369,766 19.23%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
361,135 13.5
258,3249.7
76,4452.9
36,4781.4
73,334 2.7
169,184 6.3
1990's
NumberRate
358,082 15.2
266,26311.3
120,9405.1
11,9100.5
167,495 7.1
155,180 6.6
1980's
NumberRate
352,874 15.4
236,639 10.3
-37,631 -1.6
n/a
53,126 2.3
11,164 0.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
199,417 10.4
n/a
325,985 16.9
37,155 1.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Arkansas

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
38.4
697,268 22.9%
2,348,369 77.1%
519,434 17.1%
1,171,694
2.51
763,445 65.2%
556,967 73.0%
83,197 10.9%
408,249 34.8%

2010
NumberPercent
37.5
711,475 24.4%
2,204,443 75.6%
419,981 14.4%
1,147,084
2.47
775,811 67.6%
568,277 73.2%
87,803 11.3%
371,273 32.4%

2000
NumberPercent
36.1
680,058 25.4%
1,993,342 74.6%
374,729 14.0%
1,042,807
2.49
736,063 70.6%
574,619 78.1%
74,489 10.1%
306,744 29.4%

1990
NumberPercent
33.9
621,268 26.4%
1,729,457 73.6%
349,816 14.9%
891,665
2.57
656,465 73.6%
538,347 82.0%
55,835 8.5%
235,200 26.4%

1980
NumberPercent
30.8
671,203 29.4%
1,615,232 70.6%
312,307 13.7%
816,706
2.74
628,006 76.9%
533,208 84.9%
46,279 7.4%
188,700 23.1%

2022 Housing Data for Arkansas

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units1,371,709 
Median Value$162,400 
Occupied1,171,69485.4%
Vacant200,01514.6%
Owned775,95666.2%
Rented395,73833.8%
Median Rent$868 
Single-Family Units984,82771.8%
    Detached960,61270.0%
    Attached24,2151.8%
Buldings with 5+ Units139,82810.2%
Mobile Homes154,88011.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Arkansas

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00070,7746.0%
$10,000 to $14,99962,2925.3%
$15,000 to $19,99957,5244.9%
$20,000 to $24,99961,7815.3%
$25,000 to $29,99959,8285.1%
$30,000 to $34,99957,0414.9%
$35,000 to $39,99954,9824.7%
$40,000 to $44,99952,0264.4%
$45,000 to $49,99951,4104.4%
$50,000 to $59,99991,7917.8%
$60,000 to $74,999114,3939.8%
$75,000 to $99,999145,57712.4%
$100,000 to $124,999100,3708.6%
$125,000 to $149,99960,2175.1%
$150,000 to $199,99965,6305.6%
$200,000 or more66,0585.6%
Median Household Income56,335 
Per Capita Income31,868 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.76 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI74,2236.3%
Public Assistance22,0461.9%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps136,57911.7%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed1,130,35365.4%
Unemployed64,2543.7%
In Armed Forces5,6470.3%
Total Labor Force1,200,25469.4%
Not in Labor Force528,90930.6%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector487,904395,24755.2%
Non-Profit35,08564,82935.1%
Self-Employed86,65347,98164.4%
Local Government33,91548,92040.9%
State Government32,72454,97337.3%
Federal Government15,31313,22953.7%
Total Private + Self574,557443,22856.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.117,037181,95139.1%
Total691,594625,17952.5%
Pct. Govt.15.1%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts184,77314.0%
Sales and Office Occupations271,91920.6%
Professional, Technical285,94121.7%
Service Occupations216,12116.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing12,6371.0%
All others360,72927.3%
White Collar 56.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance196,28214.9%
Manufacturing175,41313.3%
Retail trade172,80413.1%
Educational services121,4829.2%
Construction94,1757.1%
Accommodation and food services87,6016.6%
Transportation and warehousing66,5425.0%
Other services64,1014.9%
Public administration58,6324.4%
Professional, scientific, technical57,4874.4%
Finance and insurance48,1383.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.45,2573.4%
Wholesale trade29,7642.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting28,8522.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing18,2411.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation17,1141.3%
Information15,9011.2%
Utilities14,1201.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction4,9670.4%
Management2,6100.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Arkansas

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican171,5685.68%
Puerto Rican8,4650.28%
Cuban2,2340.07%
Dominican9620.03%
Total Central American39,8341.32%
Costa Rican6760.02%
Guatemalan7,8270.26%
Honduran3,4190.11%
Nicaraguan8390.03%
Panamanian8070.03%
Salvadoran26,0500.86%
Other Central American2160.01%
Total South American5,3550.18%
Argentinean5520.02%
Bolivian2000.01%
Chilean5620.02%
Colombian1,2500.04%
Ecuadorian4480.01%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian9210.03%
Uruguayan390.00%
Venezuelan1,1690.04%
Other South American2140.01%
Other Hispanic14,9030.49%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian11,7460.39%
Chinese5,7260.19%
Vietnamese5,6550.19%
Filipino5,6100.19%
Laotian5,2090.17%
Korean2,4020.08%
Hmong1,6920.06%
Thai1,1970.04%
Japanese9640.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English2,617,01892.2%
Spanish159,0135.6%
Other Asian20,5300.7%
Other Indo-European10,4910.4%
German, other Germanic5,3870.2%
Chinese4,8560.2%
Vietnamese4,5330.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun3,6630.1%
Tagalog3,1540.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English305,39310.1%
German278,1939.2%
Irish278,0939.2%
American263,3718.7%
Scottish50,9101.7%
European44,6291.5%
Italian43,6691.4%
French43,5611.4%
Scotch-Irish29,2891.0%
Dutch26,5390.9%
African25,4680.8%
Polish21,6370.7%
British15,4200.5%
Welsh13,9620.5%
Norwegian13,5820.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen2,920,76296.8%
Not a citizen97,9073.2%
Native2,866,88895.0%
Foreign-born151,7815.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Arkansas

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
90,293 4.4%149,362 7.4%693,875 34.1%596,338 29.3%317,437 15.6%184,542 9.1%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 90,293 4.4%
9-12 Years 149,362 7.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 693,875 34.1%
Some College 596,338 29.3%
Bach. Degree 317,437 15.6%
Grad Degree 184,542 9.1%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Arkansas

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 1,130,233 1,052,899 77,334 6.8%
1991 1,136,113 1,053,082 83,031 7.3%
1992 1,159,466 1,078,222 81,244 7.0%
1993 1,174,409 1,102,484 71,925 6.1%
1994 1,206,338 1,140,710 65,628 5.4%
1995 1,222,817 1,163,344 59,473 4.9%
1996 1,237,587 1,173,518 64,069 5.2%
1997 1,239,517 1,176,120 63,397 5.1%
1998 1,244,908 1,181,963 62,945 5.1%
1999 1,256,821 1,199,982 56,839 4.5%
2000 1,260,517 1,207,840 52,677 4.2%
2001 1,261,431 1,201,321 60,110 4.8%
2002 1,276,971 1,209,008 67,963 5.3%
2003 1,282,591 1,208,588 74,003 5.8%
2004 1,302,388 1,229,550 72,838 5.6%
2005 1,333,890 1,263,665 70,225 5.3%
2006 1,346,539 1,276,005 70,534 5.2%
2007 1,350,817 1,277,904 72,913 5.4%
2008 1,357,724 1,284,177 73,547 5.4%
2009 1,353,345 1,248,694 104,651 7.7%
2010 1,353,637 1,247,058 106,579 7.9%
2011 1,357,823 1,250,432 107,391 7.9%
2012 1,349,888 1,251,879 98,009 7.3%
2013 1,331,610 1,237,609 94,001 7.1%
2014 1,327,962 1,249,765 78,197 5.9%
2015 1,339,309 1,272,792 66,517 5.0%
2016 1,343,902 1,290,439 53,463 4.0%
2017 1,350,038 1,299,542 50,496 3.7%
2018 1,352,674 1,303,286 49,388 3.7%
2019 1,365,272 1,317,163 48,109 3.5%
2020 1,354,299 1,272,347 81,952 6.1%
2021 1,339,671 1,285,334 54,337 4.1%
2022 1,369,373 1,323,953 45,420 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com


Migration Data for Arkansas

Inflows From (2011-2021)
From StateNumber of People
Texas 120,190
Missouri 58,050
Oklahoma 57,301
California 37,828
Tennessee 34,933
Florida 28,364
Louisiana 26,837
Illinois 21,012
Mississippi 20,215
Georgia 15,802
Colorado 14,058
Kansas 14,014
North Carolina 12,137
Arizona 10,885
Virginia 9,406
Outflows To (2011-2021)
To StateNumber of People
Texas 129,874
Oklahoma 58,906
Missouri 55,807
Tennessee 37,052
Florida 32,697
California 30,783
Louisiana 24,262
Mississippi 18,740
Georgia 17,216
Illinois 16,731
Colorado 15,600
North Carolina 12,681
Kansas 12,223
Arizona 11,922
Alabama 10,406
Source for migration data: Internal Revenue Service -- https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-migration-data
This data only includes persons who filed or are included as dependents on IRS tax returns.