Families
Female-headed Households
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Single Female-Headed Households
2013-17
Arkansas County14%
Ashley County13%**
Baxter County8%
Benton County10%
Boone County9%
Bowie County, Texas16%
Bradley County15%
Calhoun County11%**
Carroll County8%**
Chicot County20%
Clark County13%
Clay County12%**
Cleburne County10%
Cleveland County13%**
Columbia County17%
Conway County15%
Craighead County14%
Crawford County11%
Crittenden County22%
Cross County16%
Dallas County15%**
Desha County20%
Drew County14%
Faulkner County12%
Franklin County11%**
Fulton County13%**
Garland County13%
Grant County11%**
Greene County13%
Hempstead County14%
Hot Spring County11%
Howard County17%
Independence County11%
Izard County7%**
Jackson County14%
Jefferson County18%
Johnson County11%
Lafayette County16%
Lawrence County11%
Lee County17%**
Lincoln County15%**
Little River County15%**
Logan County12%**
Lonoke County13%
Madison County9%**
Marion County9%**
Miller County17%
Mississippi County19%
Monroe County17%
Montgomery County7%**
Nevada County13%**
Newton County6%****
Ouachita County18%
Perry County9%**
Phillips County23%
Pike County10%**
Poinsett County16%
Polk County13%
Pope County11%
Prairie County14%
Pulaski County16%
Randolph County13%**
Saline County12%
Scott County12%**
Searcy County8%****
Sebastian County13%
Sevier County14%
Sharp County10%**
St. Francis County18%
Stone County7%****
Union County16%
Van Buren County10%
Washington County9%
White County12%
Woodruff County17%**
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
2013-17
Arkansas County1,095
Ashley County1,042**
Baxter County1,504
Benton County9,179
Boone County1,360
Bowie County, Texas5,293
Bradley County684
Calhoun County234**
Carroll County905**
Chicot County859
Clark County1,164
Clay County762**
Cleburne County1,091
Cleveland County432**
Columbia County1,628
Conway County1,210
Craighead County5,518
Crawford County2,725
Crittenden County4,059
Cross County1,071
Dallas County465**
Desha County1,024
Drew County979
Faulkner County5,129
Franklin County738**
Fulton County654**
Garland County5,257
Grant County742**
Greene County2,223
Hempstead County1,109
Hot Spring County1,396
Howard County870
Independence County1,621
Izard County340**
Jackson County880
Jefferson County5,010
Johnson County1,087
Lafayette County459
Lawrence County706
Lee County589**
Lincoln County599**
Little River County775**
Logan County982**
Lonoke County3,447
Madison County584**
Marion County625**
Miller County2,874
Mississippi County3,335
Monroe County582
Montgomery County288**
Nevada County459**
Newton County196****
Ouachita County1,765
Perry County340**
Phillips County1,788
Pike County427**
Poinsett County1,525
Polk County1,011
Pope County2,448
Prairie County547
Pulaski County24,883
Randolph County933**
Saline County5,033
Scott County492**
Searcy County253****
Sebastian County6,456
Sevier County808
Sharp County748**
St. Francis County1,716
Stone County349****
Union County2,614
Van Buren County715
Washington County7,851
White County3,542
Woodruff County482**
Yell County1,009**

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
35

OUT OF 51
2013-17

STATE TREND

Increasing


13%

2013-17
1% = 11,473

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 2013-17, 13% of households were headed by females, unchanged from 2000 and the same as the national rate. This makes Arkansas 35th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The rate was higher for black or African American households at 28%, though that was a decline from 32% in 2000. Among Arkansas counties, rates were lowest at 6% in Newton County and 7% in Montgomery, Stone and Izard counties, and highest in Phillips (23%) and Crittenden (22%) 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
20002008-122013-17
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
20002008-122013-17
Arkansas122,577152,131150,281

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
Arkansas14%**8%**28%10%8%******20%15%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
Arkansas1,031**1,075**48,80587,095125******3,7222,91492,609

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
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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 Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
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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