Arkansas

2,988,248 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

52,035.6 square miles 57.4 people per square mile 75 Counties       540 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Population Density
57.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.0%
was 55.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.6%
was 4.8%
Ranked 38th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
23.7%
was 23.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
16.3%
was 16.1%
Ranked 16th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 5.2
Ranked 10th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
17.2%
was 19.1%
Ranked 45th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$42,336
was $41,995
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
47.7
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,190
Ranked 38th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
8
was 7
Ranked 48th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
39,111
was 38,336
Ranked 42nd Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.1
was 5.4
Ranked 10th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
521.3
was 460.3
Ranked 6th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,251.5
was 3,602.6
Ranked 6th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
12
was 12
Ranked 8th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
4
was 4
Ranked 29th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
16
was 16
Ranked 11th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,354,801
was 1,347,598
Ranked 31st Highest in US
Median Rent
$701
was $695
Ranked 49th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
7,627
was 8,384
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,142,718
was 1,144,663
 
Homeownership Rate
64.6%
was 65.2%
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
5,667
was 5,570
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
26.0
was 25.9
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
34.4%
was 33.7%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
1,960
was 2,814
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.7
was 6.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 2.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.4%
was 95.1%
Ranked 25th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.4%
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.3%
Ranked 25th Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.0%
was 85.4%
Ranked 44th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.4%
was 21.8%
Ranked 49th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.1%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
15,763
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,470
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
352
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
18
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
199
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
655
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
369
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
265
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
5.5%
was 5.7%
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
66.9%
was 65.5%
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
2.4%
was 2.7%
Ranked 49th Highest in US

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