Population Demographics

  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [77.0%], Black or African American [15.4%] and Hispanic [6.4%].
  • The state's residents are 55.0% married and 45.0% single.
  • The state's residents are 49.1% men and 50.9% women.
  • 81.9% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 17.9% have college degrees.
  • 95.7% of people in Arkansas were born U.S. citizens, while 4.3% were born outside of the country.
  • Arkansas has a population of 2,915,918 and is the 33rd most populous state.

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  • At the time of the last census, the Arkansas unemployment rate was 7.8%.
  • The average worker works 39 hours a week in Arkansas.
  • In Arkansas, the median worker income is $24,084. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • The poverty rate for Arkansas is 15.6%.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 68.7% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 21.4% commute 25-45 mins, and 9.9% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.

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