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Population of Counties in Arkansas (2024)

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2024 Population
Growth Since 2020
Area (mi²)
Density (/mi²)
Pulaski County400,6310.34%758529Pulaski County location
Benton County319,20411.37%848376Benton County location
Washington County266,4167.96%941283Washington County location
Faulkner County132,3376.88%647205Faulkner County location
Saline County131,7336.39%724182Saline County location
Sebastian County129,0871%531243Sebastian County location
Craighead County115,1233.14%707163Craighead County location
Garland County99,586-0.67%678147Garland County location
White County79,2883.16%1K77White County location
Lonoke County76,6893.56%77199Lonoke County location
Pope County65,1332.72%81180Pope County location
Jefferson County63,027-5.69%87272Jefferson County location
Crawford County62,7414.32%595105Crawford County location
Crittenden County47,227-1.77%61377Crittenden County location
Greene County47,0782.65%57782Greene County location
Baxter County43,2653.79%55478Baxter County location
Miller County42,222-0.86%62468Miller County location
Boone County38,7803.74%59066Boone County location
Mississippi County38,463-5.12%90243Mississippi County location
Independence County38,3861.18%76450Independence County location
Union County36,981-5.01%1K36Union County location
Hot Spring County33,3670.88%61554Hot Spring County location
Carroll County28,9112.38%63046Carroll County location
Johnson County26,2882.19%66140Johnson County location
Cleburne County25,6373.78%55446Cleburne County location
Poinsett County22,341-2.67%75829Poinsett County location
Columbia County22,014-3.21%76629Columbia County location
St. Francis County21,800-5.3%63534St. Francis County location
Ouachita County21,592-4.52%73329Ouachita County location
Logan County21,5422.09%70930Logan County location
Clark County21,272-0.53%86625Clark County location
Conway County21,1331.94%55238Conway County location
Yell County19,997-1.06%93022Yell County location
Polk County19,5381.88%85723Polk County location
Hempstead County19,205-3.92%72726Hempstead County location
Randolph County18,9621.97%65229Randolph County location
Grant County18,6373.44%63229Grant County location
Ashley County18,176-4.12%92520Ashley County location
Sharp County18,1004.54%60530Sharp County location
Madison County18,0879.32%83422Madison County location
Marion County17,7395.13%59730Marion County location
Franklin County17,6663.07%60929Franklin County location
Drew County16,978-1.93%82920Drew County location
Jackson County16,9140.91%63427Jackson County location
Lawrence County16,4421.38%58828Lawrence County location
Cross County16,250-3.25%61626Cross County location
Van Buren County16,1812.42%71023Van Buren County location
Arkansas County16,116-5.79%99216Arkansas County location
Sevier County15,526-1.6%56428Sevier County location
Phillips County14,572-11.36%69021Phillips County location
Izard County14,3095.2%58025Izard County location
Clay County14,131-2.74%63922Clay County location
Lincoln County12,886-0.03%55923Lincoln County location
Stone County12,7573.3%60621Stone County location
Fulton County12,4873.59%61820Fulton County location
Howard County12,444-2.45%58721Howard County location
Little River County11,745-1.91%53122Little River County location
Perry County10,2952.98%55119Perry County location
Pike County10,2570.93%60017Pike County location
Desha County10,200-9.93%74114Desha County location
Bradley County10,040-4.34%64915Bradley County location
Scott County9,9060.73%89311Scott County location
Chicot County9,242-9%63715Chicot County location
Montgomery County8,6972.5%78011Montgomery County location
Nevada County8,061-2.69%61813Nevada County location
Lee County8,035-5.76%60013Lee County location
Prairie County7,995-3.08%64812Prairie County location
Searcy County7,706-1.71%66612Searcy County location
Cleveland County7,289-3.48%59812Cleveland County location
Newton County7,041-2.15%8219Newton County location
Monroe County6,456-4.72%60711Monroe County location
Dallas County6,174-4.19%6679Dallas County location
Lafayette County6,061-3.69%52911Lafayette County location
Woodruff County5,871-5.67%58610Woodruff County location
Calhoun County4,595-2.98%6297Calhoun County location
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There are 75 counties in Arkansas. The most populous county in the state of Arkansas is Pulaski County, with a population of 390,808. Pulaski County is also home to Little Rock, the most populous city in Arkansas, which comprises about half of the county’s total population. Pulaski County is currently experiencing a growth rate of -0.24% per year. The three next most populous counties in Arkansas are Benton County (221,339), Washington County (203,065), and Sebastian County (125,744).

Arkansas Countries with Fewest Residents

Of Arkansas’s 75 counties, 12 have less than 10,000 people. The least populated county in Arkansas is Calhoun County, home to 5,277 people, comprising about only 0.18% of the state’s total population. The population in Calhoun County is down 1.59% since the 2010 Census. Woodruff County has the second-smallest population of 6,490 people, down 10.47% since the 2010 Census. Other counties with fewer than 10,000 residents are Lafayette, Monroe, Dallas, Newton, Searcy, Cleveland, Prairie, Nevada, Lee, and Montgomery.

Arkansas Counties with Rapid Growth

The fastest-growing county in Arkansas is Benton County, where the population has grown 22.47% since 2010. Benton County is currently home to 272,608 people and comprises just over 95 of the state’s total population, making it the second-most populous county in Arkansas behind Pulaski County.

Washington County (16.15%), Saline County (12.79%), and Craighead County (12.21%) all also have double-digit growth rates.

On the other hand, many Arkansas counties have seen decreases in their population, several with double-digit population declines. Phillips County has seen a population decline at a rate of 16.83% since 2010, while Monroe County has seen a decline at a rate of 15.21%.

Population of Counties in Arkansas (2024)

Lists of Counties in all States

  1. Arkansas Census State Data Center
  2. US Census State Population Estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  3. US Census County Population Estimates - Most recent county estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  4. American Community Survey (2009 - 2013)
  5. Census QuickFacts
  6. Historical Populations of States and Counties (1790 - 1990)