Arkansas : What you need to know

All regions of Arkansas provide residents and tourists with top-notch outdoor recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, hiking and hunting, which accounts for its nickname as “The Natural State.” The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, a hub for government, culture and business. Among the best places to live in Arkansas are Fayetteville, Hot Springs, and Bentonville (headquarters of Walmart). The state’s landmark university is the University of Arkansas, based in Fayetteville, which also was recognized as a Top 10 College Town.

 


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Arkansas Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,958,208
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $41,371
Median Home Price $111,400
Median Property Tax $1,019
Median Rent $66

Employment Rate

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Race

  Ethnicity White 78%
  Ethnicity Black 15.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 2.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 13.6%
  Associate's Degree 6.3%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 7.5%
  High School Graduate 34.9%
  Some College, No Degree 22.5%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 21.1%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 29%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 3.3%
Construction 6.5%
Manufacturing 13.6%
Wholesale Trade 2.4%
Retail Trade 13.5%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.5%
Information 1.7%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.8%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 7.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.2%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 7.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 4.7%

Housing

  Homes Rent 66.1%
  Homes Owned 33.9%

Arkansas Rankings


Best places to Live in Arkansas
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Adona 132 $76,100 $0
Alexander 2,809 $81,600 $37,882
Alicia 142 $52,500 $16,389
Allport 228 $91,400 $22,222
Alma 5,537 $129,400 $48,859
Almyra 345 $56,100 $41,042
Alpena 443 $71,400 $26,250
Altheimer 957 $53,800 $35,438
Altus 861 $85,700 $30,956
Amagon 88 $43,100 $23,750
Amity 768 $85,000 $28,611
Anthonyville 237 $44,500 $19,400
Antoine 92 $51,700 $40,000
Arkadelphia 10,721 $104,700 $28,581
Arkansas City 534 $42,200 $38,250
Ash Flat 1,087 $81,600 $22,946
Ashdown 4,565 $77,400 $33,696
Atkins 3,042 $94,300 $40,122
Aubrey 175 $66,700 $0
Augusta 2,420 $63,900 $28,495