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Arkansas; United States

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Arkansas
United States
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
5.9%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,013,825 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 2,916,028 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,915,918 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.1%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.7%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.7%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
72.2%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 206,796 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.7% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,380,504 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 65.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $118,500 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,039 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $336 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $709 $982
Building permits, 2018 10,179 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,147,291 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.52 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.2% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.2% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 81.9% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 66.7% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.6% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.0% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.5% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.9% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.1% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,307,264 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,792,628 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 62,712,925 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 31,256,110 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 36,815,256 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,483 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.6 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $43,813 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,426 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
16.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 65,6111 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 1,023,8541 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 40,969,0511 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.1%1 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 205,915 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 231,959 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 123,158 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 75,962 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 35,982 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 189,029 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 25,915 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 192,988 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 56.0 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 52,035.48 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 05 00
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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