Families
Median Household Income
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Median Household Income
2012-16
Arkansas County$37,330
Ashley County$36,352
Baxter County$38,115
Benton County$59,016
Boone County$38,664
Bowie County, Texas$42,683
Bradley County$34,665
Calhoun County$35,446**
Carroll County$38,145
Chicot County$29,628
Clark County$35,595
Clay County$32,404
Cleburne County$41,717
Cleveland County$42,429
Columbia County$36,507
Conway County$38,266
Craighead County$43,892
Crawford County$41,792
Crittenden County$39,407
Cross County$39,306
Dallas County$35,745
Desha County$26,519
Drew County$33,092
Faulkner County$50,872
Franklin County$39,482
Fulton County$35,593
Garland County$40,011
Grant County$49,195
Greene County$42,755
Hempstead County$34,072
Hot Spring County$42,589
Howard County$34,672
Independence County$37,592
Izard County$35,188
Jackson County$31,245
Jefferson County$36,377
Johnson County$34,031
Lafayette County$29,882
Lawrence County$33,381
Lee County$25,724
Lincoln County$32,369
Little River County$35,396
Logan County$36,463
Lonoke County$56,156
Madison County$39,839
Marion County$33,726
Miller County$39,955
Mississippi County$35,003
Monroe County$31,541
Montgomery County$35,103
Nevada County$30,750
Newton County$33,176
Ouachita County$31,233
Perry County$45,819
Phillips County$26,829
Pike County$34,519
Poinsett County$35,163
Polk County$33,202
Pope County$40,534
Prairie County$37,500
Pulaski County$47,101
Randolph County$36,318
Saline County$57,632
Scott County$37,861
Searcy County$35,542
Sebastian County$40,023
Sevier County$38,956
Sharp County$31,068
St. Francis County$35,066
Stone County$30,486
Union County$39,836
Van Buren County$34,576
Washington County$45,442
White County$42,197
Woodruff County$30,383
Yell County$39,323

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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
50

OUT OF 51
2012-16

STATE TREND

Maintaining


$42,336

2012-16

What does this measure?

Median household income, in 2016 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

Why is this important?

Median household income is a gauge of the overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of its residents.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2012-16, the median income was just above $42,000, down 9% after adjusting for inflation from 2000. This was about 76% of the national median income, making Arkansas 50th in the nation on this indicator. Median income was by far the lowest for black or African American households at $28,000, close to the poverty threshold for a four-person family with two children (about $24,000). Median incomes were highest among Asian households at nearly $63,000 and were nearly $46,000 for white households.

Within the state, median incomes were below $30,000 in Lee, Desha, Phillips, Chicot and Lafayette counties and above $50,000 in Faulkner, Lonoke, Saline and Benton counties.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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


Median Household Income
20002007-112012-16
Arkansas$46,362$42,838$42,336

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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


Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African/AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas$35,885$62,860$28,004$35,834$32,500******$35,279$36,212$45,920

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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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