Families
Female-headed Households
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Single Female-Headed Households
2012-16
Arkansas County15%
Ashley County14%
Baxter County8%
Benton County10%
Boone County10%
Bowie County, Texas17%
Bradley County14%
Calhoun County10%****
Carroll County9%**
Chicot County20%
Clark County14%
Clay County12%**
Cleburne County11%
Cleveland County14%**
Columbia County16%
Conway County13%
Craighead County15%
Crawford County13%
Crittenden County24%
Cross County15%
Dallas County14%**
Desha County21%
Drew County14%**
Faulkner County11%
Franklin County9%**
Fulton County12%**
Garland County13%
Grant County11%**
Greene County12%
Hempstead County15%
Hot Spring County13%
Howard County18%
Independence County11%
Izard County6%**
Jackson County15%
Jefferson County19%
Johnson County10%
Lafayette County18%
Lawrence County12%
Lee County17%
Lincoln County15%**
Little River County15%**
Logan County12%
Lonoke County13%
Madison County10%**
Marion County8%**
Miller County16%
Mississippi County20%
Monroe County17%
Montgomery County6%**
Nevada County13%**
Newton County7%****
Ouachita County16%
Perry County8%**
Phillips County23%
Pike County9%**
Poinsett County17%
Polk County12%**
Pope County10%
Prairie County14%
Pulaski County16%
Randolph County12%
Saline County11%
Scott County13%**
Searcy County7%******
Sebastian County13%
Sevier County16%
Sharp County10%**
St. Francis County18%
Stone County7%****
Union County16%
Van Buren County10%**
Washington County9%
White County13%
Woodruff County16%
Yell County13%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households
2012-16
Arkansas County1,122
Ashley County1,173
Baxter County1,483
Benton County9,099
Boone County1,452
Bowie County, Texas5,676
Bradley County644
Calhoun County204****
Carroll County981**
Chicot County881
Clark County1,257
Clay County753**
Cleburne County1,099
Cleveland County455**
Columbia County1,570
Conway County1,085
Craighead County5,754
Crawford County2,989
Crittenden County4,357
Cross County996
Dallas County463**
Desha County1,082
Drew County994**
Faulkner County4,727
Franklin County604**
Fulton County628**
Garland County5,240
Grant County765**
Greene County1,995
Hempstead County1,189
Hot Spring County1,562
Howard County911
Independence County1,558
Izard County332**
Jackson County917
Jefferson County5,271
Johnson County969
Lafayette County535
Lawrence County782
Lee County599
Lincoln County579**
Little River County763**
Logan County979
Lonoke County3,314
Madison County625**
Marion County551**
Miller County2,796
Mississippi County3,366
Monroe County571
Montgomery County230**
Nevada County469**
Newton County212****
Ouachita County1,633
Perry County308**
Phillips County1,833
Pike County398**
Poinsett County1,600
Polk County960**
Pope County2,284
Prairie County557
Pulaski County24,447
Randolph County889
Saline County4,618
Scott County515**
Searcy County219******
Sebastian County6,477
Sevier County936
Sharp County729**
St. Francis County1,690
Stone County368****
Union County2,542
Van Buren County671**
Washington County7,749
White County3,758
Woodruff County468
Yell County969

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.



NATIONAL RANKING
34

OUT OF 51
2012-16

STATE TREND

Increasing


13%

2012-16
1% = 11,415

What does this measure?

The percentage of households headed by a woman living with one or more related family members.

Why is this important?

Female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty, especially if children are present. These differences can signal gender disparities in access to income or employment.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2012-16, 13% of households were headed by females, virtually unchanged from 2000 and the same as the national rate. This makes Arkansas 34th in the nation on this indicator. The rate was higher for black or African American households at 29%, though that was a decline from 32% in 2000. Among Arkansas counties, rates were lowest at 6% in Montgomery and Izard counties and highest in Phillips (23%) and Crittenden (24%) counties.

Notes about the data

The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined 5 years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with 3 asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval). The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator is expected to be released annually in December.




Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Single Female-Headed Households
20002007-112012-16
Arkansas12%13%13%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households
20002007-112012-16
Arkansas122,577149,710149,550

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.






Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Single Female-Headed Households by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African/AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas11%**9%29%10%12%******18%14%10%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African/AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas799**1,15949,37487,306158******3,0262,45992,575

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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