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, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Texarkana 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.
- The Natural State offers low cost adventure to residents
- Clinton center, Wild River Country are among the many attractions.
- Key sectors include government, healthcare and the poultry industry.
- Good weather, affordability, quality of life head a long list.
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- Industries include health care, logistics, manufacturing, education and more.
- Good economy, many college options head the list.
- Robust economy, beautiful scenery add to overall livability.
- From Wineries and Farm Tours to Trail Rides, the Number of Agritourism Experiences are Plentiful
- 112 Drive-In, Clinton’s home highlight the attractions
- Little Rock has a lot of passion for fine craft brews
- Recreation, culture and community give Little Rock an edge
- Top Industries include education, health-care, retail, food production, automotive manufacturing, government and communications
- Fayetteville, AR’s major employers provide a wide range of services while making the region very attractive for businesses and career seekers.
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Quick Facts about AR
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$41,371|
|Median Home Price||$111,400|
|Median Property Tax||$1,019|
Employment Rate in AR
Race in AR
Employment Rate in AR
Educational Levels in AR
|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 in AR
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||3.3%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||5.5%|
|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%|
Housing in AR
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Arkansas
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|
|North Little Rock||65,538||$118,900||$39,591|