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Arkansas State Profile

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Population

  • With 2,779,154 residents in 2005, Arkansas is the 32nd most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Arkansas grew 4.0 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Arkansas is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 78.7% 78.3% 78.0% 77.6% 77.3% 77.0%
Hispanic, Latino 3.3% 3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 4.4% 4.7%
African-American 15.6% 15.6% 15.6% 15.6% 15.6% 15.6%
Native American, AK Native 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Asian, Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0%
Two or More Races 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Arkansas - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Arkansas are Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and Texarkana.
  • Little Rock (the capital of AR) had an estimated population of 643,272 in 2005 – the 80th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Fayetteville in 2005 was 405,101 – the 117th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Fort Smith was the 157th largest metropolitan area with 284,944 residents.
  • Texarkana had 133,805 residents – the 274th largest MSA in the U.S.

Arkansas - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Arkansas ranked 48th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($25,814 per resident).
  • Arkansas’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. rose from 62 percent in 1960 to 78 percent in 2004 – but still remains well below the U.S. average (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Arkansas as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Arkansas per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Arkansas has the 6th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (17.2%) and the 5th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (24.9%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Arkansas - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Arkansas ranked 42nd among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (84.9%).
  • Arkansas ranked 48th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (20.3%) and 50th (last among the states) in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (6.5%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Arkansas has larger percentages of adults who have less than a high school education, completed just a high school diploma, and completed some college but no degree, and smaller percentages with college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Arkansas and the U.S. Average
Arkansas education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Arkansas - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Arkansas had the 25th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.9 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Arkansas has a much larger percentage of its workforce employed in construction, production and transportation occupations, and farming and forestry occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with larger percentages of Arkansas’ employment in the manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture industries, and also the retail trade industry (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Arkansas ranked 48th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Arkansas - Health and Well-Being

  • 16.4 percent of Arkansas residents do not have health insurance – the 16th highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 26.0 percent of Arkansas residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent and the state with the second highest rate of obesity in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Arkansas, 215 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Arkansas residents (380 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – much higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Arkansas ranked 46th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Arkansas - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Arkansas had the 15th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (499 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 4,013 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Arkansas – above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Arkansas had the 13th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 502 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Arkansas has remained about at the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Arkansas and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Arkansas and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Arkansas Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Arkansas ranges from $17,618 in Searcy County to $35,624 in Pulaski County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 6.7 percent in Poinsett County to 30.4 percent in Pulaski County (a ratio of more than 4 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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