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Population
  2010 2019
Population 2,915,918 3,017,804
Rank 33 34
Median Age 37.4 38.5
   
Total 8 year-olds 38,956 38,633
Boys 19,792 19,745
Girls 19,164 18,888
Total 9 year-olds 40,144 38,959
Boys 20,730 19,827
Girls 19,414 19,132
Total 10 year-olds 40,251 38,941
Boys 20,588 19,842
Girls 19,663 19,099
Total 11 year-olds 39,566 40,404
Boys 20,199 20,666
Girls 19,367 19,738
Total 12 year-olds 39,509 41,015
Boys 20,271 21,008
Girls 19,238 20,007
Total 13 year-olds 39,303 40,146
Boys 19,945 20,412
Girls 19,358 19,734
Total 14 year-olds 38,930 39,960
Boys 19,893 20,490
Girls 19,037 19,470
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 82.0% 82.4%
Car Pool 11.3% 10.7%
Public Transportation 0.5% 0.4%
Work at Home 3.0% 3.5%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 89.5%

Geography
  2010
Capital Little Rock
Largest City Little Rock
Second Largest City Fort Smith
Persons Per Square Mile 56.0

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 982 947
Amusement Parks 3 4
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,902 2,108
Toy Stores 70 54
Video/Disc Rental Stores 146 14
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 5 4
Candy & Nut Stores 15 16
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 41 53
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 3 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: June 15, 1836
  • Population 1850: 209,897
  • Population 1900: 1,311,564
  • Population 1950: 1,909,511
  • Population 2000: 2,673,400
  • Population 2010: 2,915,918

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Natural State
  • Flower : Apple Blossom
  • Tree : Pine
  • Bird : Mockingbird
  • Musical Instrument : Fiddle
  • Insect : Honeybee
  • Gem : Diamond

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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