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Craighead County, AR


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Jonesboro, AR
Designated Market Area: Jonesboro, AR
American Communities Project County Type (2023): College Towns

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2022 population: 113,017   ( 16,574 from 2010)
Land area: 707.2 square miles
Population density: 159.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:82,405 72.91% 7.4%
Black:19,96617.67% 58.9%
Indian:3670.32% 29.7%
Asian:1,5681.39% 43.7%
2+ races:2,1891.94% 57.1%
Hispanic:6,5225.77% 52.5%
Total non-White:30,61227.09% 55.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:3,407 15.3
Deaths:2,68212.1
Net Migration: 9014.1
Net Immigration: 1300.6
Change in White population:5,645 5.9
Change in Non-White pop.:10,929 11.3




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
96,443
76,76079.59%
12,56413.03%
2830.29%
1,0911.13%
1,3931.44%
4,2774.43%
19,68320.41%

2000
82,148
72,48988.24%
6,3457.72%
2570.31%
4950.60%
7580.92%
1,7392.12%
9,65911.76%

1990
68,956
63,97192.77%
3,8475.58%
2100.30%
4210.61%
n/a
5070.74%
4,9857.23%

1980
63,239
59,67694.37%
2,8054.44%
2270.36%
1860.29%
n/a
3390.54%
3,5635.63%

1970
52,068
50,13296.28%
1,6353.14%
480.09%
300.06%
n/a
2030.39%
1,936 3.72%

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

2000's
NumberRate
11,867 14.4
7,4349.0
8,24610.0
1,0701.3
4,271 5.2
10,024 12.2
1990's
NumberRate
10,779 15.6
6,88510.0
6,6559.7
2520.4
8,518 12.4
4,674 6.8
1980's
NumberRate
9,179 14.5
5,651 8.9
2,454 3.9
n/a
4,295 6.8
1,422 2.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
6,786 13.0
n/a
9,544 18.3
1,627 3.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Craighead County, AR

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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
34.4
27,699 24.5%
85,318 75.5%
15,119 13.4%
42,351
2.54
28,047 66.2%
19,678 70.2%
3,909 13.9%
14,304 33.8%

2010
NumberPercent
33.2
24,141 25.0%
72,302 75.0%
11,740 12.2%
37,291
2.49
24,884 66.7%
17,959 72.2%
3,222 12.9%
12,407 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
33.3
19,892 24.2%
62,256 75.8%
9,636 11.7%
32,301
2.46
22,283 69.0%
17,276 77.5%
2,137 9.6%
10,018 31.0%

1990
NumberPercent
31.7
16,927 24.5%
52,029 75.5%
8,292 12.0%
26,322
2.52
19,141 72.7%
15,832 82.7%
1,479 7.7%
7,181 27.3%

1980
NumberPercent
28.8
17,324 27.4%
45,915 72.6%
6,908 10.9%
22,262
2.71
17,177 77.2%
14,774 86.0%
1,116 6.5%
5,085 22.8%

2022 Housing Data for Craighead County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units47,084 
Median Value$182,600 
Occupied42,35189.9%
Vacant4,73310.1%
Owned25,27959.7%
Rented17,07240.3%
Median Rent$870 
Single-Family Units32,96270.0%
    Detached32,32268.6%
    Attached6401.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units6,15613.1%
Mobile Homes2,3755.0%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Craighead County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,4945.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992,6776.3%
$15,000 to $19,9992,0484.8%
$20,000 to $24,9992,2775.4%
$25,000 to $29,9991,8964.5%
$30,000 to $34,9992,4995.9%
$35,000 to $39,9991,9994.7%
$40,000 to $44,9991,8104.3%
$45,000 to $49,9991,8774.4%
$50,000 to $59,9993,3267.9%
$60,000 to $74,9993,5808.5%
$75,000 to $99,9994,70811.1%
$100,000 to $124,9993,9799.4%
$125,000 to $149,9992,5686.1%
$150,000 to $199,9992,0294.8%
$200,000 or more2,5846.1%
Median Household Income55,169 
Per Capita Income31,298 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state100 
Compared to U.S.76 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,8366.7%
Public Assistance7671.8%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps5,41512.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed46,42368.8%
Unemployed3,0294.5%
In Armed Forces1300.2%
Total Labor Force49,58273.5%
Not in Labor Force17,87026.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 31.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector17,48815,37553.2%
Non-Profit1,8323,43034.8%
Self-Employed3,9271,86967.8%
Local Government1,6511,97645.5%
State Government1,3101,97739.9%
Federal Government31332249.3%
Total Private + Self21,41517,24455.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.5,1067,70539.9%
Total26,52124,94951.5%
Pct. Govt.14.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts6,66812.9%
Sales and Office Occupations10,79021.0%
Professional, Technical12,02223.3%
Service Occupations9,12917.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5081.0%
All others12,88525.0%
White Collar 57.2%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance9,80119.0%
Retail trade6,86713.3%
Manufacturing6,25812.2%
Educational services5,27810.2%
Construction3,6697.1%
Accommodation and food services3,4496.7%
Other services2,4514.8%
Public administration2,1374.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1,8543.6%
Finance and insurance1,6433.2%
Transportation and warehousing1,6323.2%
Professional, scientific, technical1,5172.9%
Wholesale trade1,3202.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,0932.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing7931.5%
Information7291.4%
Utilities5401.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3790.7%
Management500.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction340.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Craighead County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican5,1844.67%
Puerto Rican2530.23%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American2300.21%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan1050.09%
Honduran220.02%
Nicaraguan240.02%
Panamanian20.00%
Salvadoran770.07%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American160.01%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian20.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian70.01%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan70.01%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3910.35%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese4760.43%
Vietnamese1850.17%
Filipino1630.15%
Laotian1560.14%
Indian1390.13%
Korean530.05%
Bangladeshi170.02%
Japanese160.01%
Indonesian50.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English97,27993.9%
Spanish4,3584.2%
Other Indo-European4400.4%
Chinese4190.4%
French, Haitian, Cajun2760.3%
Arabic2340.2%
Other Asian2150.2%
German, other Germanic1830.2%
Tagalog1130.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American11,72010.6%
Irish11,57710.4%
English11,40810.3%
German11,08510.0%
Scottish2,1401.9%
Italian1,7031.5%
European1,6461.5%
French1,0310.9%
Scotch-Irish8320.7%
Welsh7590.7%
Dutch7120.6%
Polish5220.5%
British4420.4%
African3700.3%
Other Arab3220.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen108,28597.5%
Not a citizen2,7532.5%
Native107,05196.4%
Foreign-born3,9873.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Craighead County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
3,154 4.4%3,829 5.4%23,522 33.1%20,534 28.9%12,275 17.3%7,777 10.9%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 3,154 4.4%
9-12 Years 3,829 5.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 23,522 33.1%
Some College 20,534 28.9%
Bach. Degree 12,275 17.3%
Grad Degree 7,777 10.9%
Average years of education: 13.3

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


Historical Labor Force Data for Craighead County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 37,005 34,851 2,154 5.8% 6.8%
1991 37,055 34,389 2,666 7.2% 7.3%
1992 38,070 35,730 2,340 6.1% 7.0%
1993 37,933 36,049 1,884 5.0% 6.1%
1994 38,966 37,505 1,461 3.7% 5.4%
1995 40,833 39,375 1,458 3.6% 4.9%
1996 41,160 39,543 1,617 3.9% 5.2%
1997 41,323 39,732 1,591 3.9% 5.1%
1998 42,263 40,731 1,532 3.6% 5.1%
1999 43,346 41,931 1,415 3.3% 4.5%
2000 42,796 41,119 1,677 3.9% 4.2%
2001 42,047 40,147 1,900 4.5% 4.8%
2002 42,762 40,565 2,197 5.1% 5.3%
2003 43,229 40,873 2,356 5.5% 5.8%
2004 44,255 41,887 2,368 5.4% 5.6%
2005 44,677 42,537 2,140 4.8% 5.3%
2006 45,207 43,011 2,196 4.9% 5.2%
2007 45,366 43,058 2,308 5.1% 5.4%
2008 45,985 43,767 2,218 4.8% 5.4%
2009 46,584 43,354 3,230 6.9% 7.7%
2010 47,751 44,346 3,405 7.1% 7.9%
2011 48,963 45,520 3,443 7.0% 7.9%
2012 49,275 46,024 3,251 6.6% 7.3%
2013 49,628 46,453 3,175 6.4% 7.1%
2014 49,862 47,210 2,652 5.3% 5.9%
2015 51,214 48,977 2,237 4.4% 5.0%
2016 52,315 50,613 1,702 3.3% 4.0%
2017 53,656 52,029 1,627 3.0% 3.7%
2018 54,536 52,890 1,646 3.0% 3.7%
2019 56,193 54,631 1,562 2.8% 3.5%
2020 55,775 52,803 2,972 5.3% 6.1%
2021 56,455 54,602 1,853 3.3% 4.1%
2022 57,622 56,034 1,588 2.8% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com