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Little Rock, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Little Rock is the largest city in Arkansas with a population of 204,453 as of July 1, 2023. 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 34.7465 and longitude -92.2896 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the City of Little Rock 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 City of Little Rock 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.

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Little Rock, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 204,453 (100%)
Population in Households 198,996 (97.3%)
Population in Families 147,701 (72.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5,457 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,701
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $56,858
Average Household Income $97,392
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $42,700
Wealth Index5 82
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (48.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 101,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,686 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,751 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,866 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $210,444
Average Home Value $293,398
Housing Affordability Index3 110


Total Households 89,437
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 50,518
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.28% 0.18%
Households 0.42% 0.42%
Families   0.38%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.19%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%

Little Rock, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little Rock to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 158 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 207 33rd
Per Capita Income # 22 97th
Diversity Index # 22 97th

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