Demographics
Change in Population
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Change in Total Population
2022
Arkansas County-13.1%
Ashley County-16.0%
Baxter County2.2%
Benton County36.8%
Boone County3.7%
Bowie County, Texas-0.6%
Bradley County-11.9%
Calhoun County-12.5%
Carroll County4.7%
Chicot County-16.3%
Clark County-7.6%
Clay County-11.3%
Cleburne County-2.6%
Cleveland County-14.1%
Columbia County-9.5%
Conway County-1.0%
Craighead County17.2%
Crawford County-1.4%
Crittenden County-7.6%
Cross County-7.1%
Dallas County-23.8%
Desha County-17.2%
Drew County-8.7%
Faulkner County12.7%
Franklin County-4.8%
Fulton County1.2%
Garland County4.3%
Grant County1.8%
Greene County10.4%
Hempstead County-13.9%
Hot Spring County0.6%
Howard County-8.9%
Independence County3.6%
Izard County2.5%
Jackson County-7.6%
Jefferson County-17.1%
Johnson County1.8%
Lafayette County-20.2%
Lawrence County-6.9%
Lee County-19.8%
Lincoln County-8.7%
Little River County-10.2%
Logan County-5.0%
Lonoke County10.0%
Madison County11.2%
Marion County3.7%
Miller County-2.1%
Mississippi County-16.3%
Monroe County-19.5%
Montgomery County-9.9%
Nevada County-9.3%
Newton County-14.9%
Ouachita County-15.6%
Perry County-3.6%
Phillips County-29.7%
Pike County-9.8%
Poinsett County-8.5%
Polk County-6.4%
Pope County3.7%
Prairie County-7.4%
Pulaski County4.3%
Randolph County4.8%
Saline County18.9%
Scott County-12.8%
Searcy County-3.4%
Sebastian County2.6%
Sevier County-8.0%
Sharp County3.2%
St. Francis County-20.5%
Stone County1.5%
Union County-9.3%
Van Buren County-6.9%
Washington County26.1%
White County0.9%
Woodruff County-16.7%
Yell County-9.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change since 2010.




Total Population
2022
Arkansas County16,512
Ashley County18,354
Baxter County42,435
Benton County302,863
Boone County38,284
Bowie County, Texas92,035
Bradley County10,135
Calhoun County4,695
Carroll County28,742
Chicot County9,873
Clark County21,250
Clay County14,265
Cleburne County25,284
Cleveland County7,467
Columbia County22,216
Conway County21,046
Craighead County113,017
Crawford County61,075
Crittenden County47,061
Cross County16,601
Dallas County6,191
Desha County10,771
Drew County16,911
Faulkner County127,665
Franklin County17,271
Fulton County12,382
Garland County100,089
Grant County18,160
Greene County46,448
Hempstead County19,453
Hot Spring County33,203
Howard County12,557
Independence County37,945
Izard County14,048
Jackson County16,624
Jefferson County64,246
Johnson County26,001
Lafayette County6,101
Lawrence County16,205
Lee County8,364
Lincoln County12,916
Little River County11,821
Logan County21,253
Lonoke County75,225
Madison County17,486
Marion County17,254
Miller County42,552
Mississippi County38,896
Monroe County6,564
Montgomery County8,556
Nevada County8,181
Newton County7,078
Ouachita County22,049
Perry County10,063
Phillips County15,304
Pike County10,179
Poinsett County22,495
Polk County19,337
Pope County64,065
Prairie County8,069
Pulaski County399,145
Randolph County18,837
Saline County127,357
Scott County9,805
Searcy County7,918
Sebastian County129,059
Sevier County15,686
Sharp County17,810
St. Francis County22,451
Stone County12,575
Union County37,752
Van Buren County16,102
Washington County256,054
White County77,755
Woodruff County6,049
Yell County20,129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



NATIONAL RANKING
32

OUT OF 51
2022

STATE TREND

Increasing


4.4%

2022
1% = 29,160
Residents

What does this measure?

The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2010.

Why is this important?

Population measures provide insight on how communities are changing in size and composition. Changes in total population are a measure of the overall health of a community and its ability to attract and retain residents.

How is Arkansas doing?

Arkansas' population increased 4.4% from 2010 to 2022, growing from 2.9 million people to slightly more than 3 million. In comparison, the nation's population increased by about 8% in the same time period. Arkansas ranked 32nd in the U.S. for its population growth from 2010 to 2022, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

This overall growth, however, was not distributed evenly across the state. In general, the northwest area of the state had most of the population growth, while areas in the eastern and southern portions had population declines. Overall, less than half of the state's 75 counties saw their populations increase. Benton County had the most growth with a 37% increase in its population from 2010 to 2022, followed by Washington County at 26%. On the other end, Phillips County lost 30% of its population and Dallas, St. Francis and Lafayette counties each lost more than 20% of their population in the same time period.

Notes about the data

Data for this indicator is released annually in July.




Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Change in Total Population
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Arkansas0.0%0.8%1.2%1.5%1.8%2.1%2.5%2.9%3.2%3.5%3.3%3.8%4.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change since 2010.




Total Population
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Arkansas2,916,0312,940,6672,952,1642,959,4002,967,3922,978,0482,989,9183,001,3453,009,7333,017,8043,011,5553,028,1223,045,637

Source: U.S. Census Bureau










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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