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Little Rock, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Little Rock is the largest city in Arkansas with a population of 204,049 as of July 1, 2017. Little Rock ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Little Rock is located at latitude 34.7254 and longitude -92.3586 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the City of Little Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 119.34 sq. miles and a water area of 1.78 sq. miles. Pulaski County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of Little Rock (GNIS ID: 2404939) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Little Rock is located within Township of Big Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pulaski County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Little Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Little Rock: Acropolis, Anilco, Arkopolis, La Petit Roche, Littlerock, Old Channel, Old Channel Little River, Petit Roche, Petit Rochelle, Petit Rocher.

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Little Rock, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 204,049
Daytime Population: Workers 196,268
Daytime Population: Residents 104,524
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 300,792
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 199,042
Population in Familes 148,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,007
Population Density2 1,710
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $47,367
Average Household Income $76,897
Per Capita Income $33,081


Total Housing Units 97,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,703 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,811 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,710 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $165,519
Average Home Value $230,766


Total Households 86,514
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 49,593
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.62%
Households 0.74% 0.66%
Families 0.51% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Little Rock, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Rock to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 92 83rd
Per Capita Income # 16 97th

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