How Big is Arkansas?

Arkansas is slightly smaller than the average American state. It has a total area of around 53,000 square miles. Only 1100 square miles or so is covered by water. Arkansas is known for having large areas of publicly owned wilderness. In fact, the state has over 158,000 acres within its 12 federally designated wilderness areas.

How big is Arkansas by population?

Arkansas is a fairly small state population-wise. It is home to just over three million people. It is the 33rd most populous state in the country. While Arkansas' population is growing, it is only growing at a rate of around 3.5%. This is slower than the growth rate seen in many other southern states.

The biggest city in Arkansas is Little Rock, which is also the capital of the state. Little Rock has a population of around 200,000. The Little Rock area has a population of around 750,000, which makes it the most populous urban area in the state. The Fayetteville area, which is home to the University of Arkansas and the Walmart headquarters, is the second most populous urban area in the state with a population of around 550,000.

State Name
Arkansas
Area (mi²)
53,178.55
Area (km²)
137,732
Acres
34,034,954.52
Area Ranking
29
% of US Size
1.47%

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Compared to Largest State

Arkansas has approximately 7.99% the land area of Alaska. In other words, Alaska is approximately 12.51 times larger than Arkansas.

Compared to Smallest State

Rhode Island has approximately 2.91% the land area of Arkansas. In other words, Arkansas is approximately 34.42 times larger than Rhode Island.

How Big is Arkansas?

What is the area of Arkansas?

The area of Arkansas is 53,179 square miles.

Is Arkansas a big or small state?

Arkansas is the 22nd smallest state in the US.

Which states are similar size to Arkansas?

The next smallest state is Alabama and the next largest state is North Carolina.

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