Arkansas Census Data


Arkansas Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Arkansas as of July 1, 2016. Our Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank AR cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Arkansas Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,050,229
Population in Households 2,968,509
Population in Familes 2,412,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 81,720
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,196,398
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 796,167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,384,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774,262 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 422,136 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 187,698 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $118,737
Average Home Value $153,947


Median Household Income $41,132
Average Household Income $58,144
Per Capita Income $23,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.68%
Households 0.68% 0.66%
Families 0.42% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.