Conway, Arkansas Population 2024

70,889

Conway is a city located in Faulkner County and Pulaski County Arkansas. Conway has a 2024 population of 70,889. It is also the county seat of Faulkner County. Conway is currently growing at a rate of 2.36% annually and its population has increased by 10.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 64,345 in 2020.

The average household income in Conway is $78,367 with a poverty rate of 19.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Conway is 29 years, 27.9 years for males, and 29.8 years for females.

Conway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Conway was:

  • White: 71.84%
  • Black or African American: 18.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.81%
  • Other race: 2.87%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
46.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,520.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.17% (6,544)
The current population of Conway, Arkansas is 70,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 64,345.

Conway, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,80871.84%
Black or African American12,10118.57%
Two or more races3,1324.81%
Other race1,8722.87%
Asian1,1801.81%
Native American530.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Conway Population by Race

Conway Population Pyramid 2024

Conway Median Age

29

Total

27.9

Male

29.8

Female

Conway Adults

There are 51,818 adults, (7,068 of whom are seniors) in Conway.

Conway Age Dependency

45.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Conway Sex Ratio

Female34,32352.68%
Male30,83647.32%

Conway Population by Age

Conway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,4512.364456
Non Family11,2171.4424.975.1
Married10,1813.097030
Female3,1013.0232.867.2
Male9523.2326.173.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Conway Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9572.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,1353.07%
High School Graduate9,12224.67%
Some College7,91121.4%
Associates Degree2,9397.95%
Bachelors Degree8,72123.59%
Graduate Degree6,19016.74%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Conway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White27,12725,94711,843
Black6,5856,2461,910
Hispanic1,6081,145325
2+ Races1,102984431
Other Race887611171
Asian650588411
Native American242410
Islander131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,889$51,975$38,889
Less Than 9th Grade$32,554$45,221$25,543
High School Graduate$33,131$38,719$27,102
Some College$40,320$45,998$34,748
Bachelors Degree$58,266$74,288$47,309
Graduate Degree$74,441$77,463$70,625

$45,889

Average Earnings

$51,975

Average Male

$38,889

Average Female

Conway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Conway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Conway Language

94.23% of Conway residents speak only English, while 5.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Conway Language

Conway Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White42,0317,08616.86%
Black11,1552,76924.82%
Hispanic3,06579926.07%
Multiple2,99161120.43%
Other1,71346226.97%
Asian1,10023221.09%

19.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.73%

Male Poverty Rate

21.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Conway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Conway is Other, with 26.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Conway is White, with 16.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.99%.

Conway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.89%
Less Than 9th Grade20.2%
Some College14.25%
Bachelors or Greater7.21%

Conway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.02%
Female Unemployed32.15%
Female Employed14.91%
Male Employed8.13%

Conway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Conway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,036$78,367
Families$77,689$104,998
Married Families$102,023$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,944$41,332

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Conway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Conway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Conway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Conway Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Conway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,177

Number of Veterans

1,925

Male Veterans

252

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War622
Vietnam617
First Gulf War561
Korea178
World War II33

Conway Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54689
75+565
65 to 74373
55 to 64290
18 to 34260

Conway Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,8314.76%
Black3073.49%
2+ Races311.66%
Hispanic281.23%
Native American815.09%

Conway Veterans by Race

Conway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Conway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Conway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Conway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Conway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.34%

Born in Conway

95.47%

Native Born

4.53%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

2.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.47% of Conway residents were born in the United States, with 66.34% having been born in Arkansas. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Conway Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202979,0691,6362.11%
202877,4331,6362.16%
202775,7971,6362.21%
202674,1611,6362.26%
202572,5251,6362.31%
202470,8891,6362.36%
202369,2531,6362.42%
202267,6171,6522.5%
202165,9651,6202.52%
202064,345-3,035-4.5%
201967,3802480.37%
201867,1321,0861.64%
201766,0468721.34%
201665,1743580.55%
201564,8163730.58%
201464,4431,0491.65%
201363,3945530.88%
201262,8411,2011.95%
201161,6402,0493.44%
201059,59116,42438.05%
200043,16716,68663.01%
199026,4816,10629.97%
198020,3754,86531.37%
197015,5105,71958.41%
19609,7911,18113.72%
19508,6102,82848.91%
19405,7822484.48%
19305,53497021.25%
19204,5641,77063.35%
19102,79400%
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Conway Population by Year