Conway, Arkansas Population 2021

68,850
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Conway is a city located in Faulkner County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Faulkner County. With a 2020 population of 68,850, it is the 7th largest city in Arkansas and the 544th largest city in the United States . Conway is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 16.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,908 in 2010. Conway reached it's highest population of 68,850 in 2021. Spanning over 46 miles, Conway has a population density of 1,496 people per square mile.

The average household income in Conway is $71,074 with a poverty rate of 18.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $171,600. The median age in Conway is 28.9 years, 28.4 years for males, and 29.6 years for females.

Conway Demographics

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

  • White: 74.51%
  • Black or African American: 17.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Other race: 2.64%
  • Asian: 2.26%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Conway, Arkansas is 68,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 67,032.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,908.

Conway, Arkansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021746,9902,3030.31%
2020744,6872,3030.31%
2019742,3842,3030.31%
2018740,0812,5240.34%
2017737,5573,3910.46%
2016734,1663,2770.45%
2015730,8892,6990.37%
2014728,1905,0310.69%
2013723,1595,4940.76%
2012717,6656,9830.97%
2011710,6828,3881.18%
2010702,2940.00%

Conway Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49,27174.51%
Black or African American11,46217.33%
Two or More Races1,9913.01%
Some Other Race1,7472.64%
Asian1,4962.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native1600.24%
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Conway Population by Race

Conway Population Pyramid $2021

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Conway Median Age

28.9


Total

28.4


Male

29.6


Female

Conway Adults

There are 52,364 adults, (6,893 of whom are seniors) in Conway.

Conway Age Dependency

45.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Conway Sex Ratio

Female

34,612

52.34%

Male

31,515

47.66%

Conway Population by Age

Conway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Conway Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All47.6%52.4%
Non Family28.5%71.5%
Female27.9%72.1%
Male27.5%72.5%

47.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Conway Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,3202.5247.6
Non Family10,2931.5228.5
Married10,1793.2174.3
Female3,1003.3727.9
Male7483.2527.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Conway Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7862.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,4753.93%
High School Graduate9,32324.81%
Some College8,29322.07%
Associates Degree2,7767.39%
Bachelors Degree9,25324.63%
Graduate Degree5,66915.09%
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Conway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,64627,13311,951
Black6,0735,7871,995
Hispanic1,3251,025280
Other Race77458498
Asian735622455
2+ Races571501127
Native American888855

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 62.50%.

Conway Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,288$42,324$35,191
Less Than 9th Grade$24,375$30,270$12,500
High School Graduate$26,542$30,108$23,177
Some College$32,883$37,824$27,439
Bachelors Degree$50,963$57,476$45,175
Graduate Degree$62,750$68,614$61,227

$38,288

Average Earnings

$42,324

Average Male

$35,191

Average Female

Conway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Conway Language by Age

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Conway Language

93.06% of Conway residents speak only English, while 6.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.70% of the population.

Conway Language

Conway Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,6157,33416.44%
Black10,4682,55224.38%
Hispanic2,6411,06340.25%
Other1,65068741.64%
Multiple1,87239521.10%
Asian1,37930822.34%
Native1324231.82%

18.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.59%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Conway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Conway is Other, with 41.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Conway is White, with 16.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.42%.

Conway Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.57%
High School17.00%
Some College13.52%
Bachelors or Greater6.61%

Conway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.55%
Male Unemployed24.66%
Female Employed15.40%
Male Employed10.33%

Conway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Conway Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,221$71,074
Families$71,624$89,626
Married Families$89,055-
Non Families$29,335$43,805
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Income by Household Type

Conway Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Conway Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Conway Marital Status

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2,841

Number of Veterans

2,499

Male Veterans

342

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam863
Second Gulf War720
First Gulf War377
Korea299
World War II136

Conway Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54746
75+683
65 to 74604
55 to 64430
18 to 34378

Conway Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3775.89%
Black4024.89%
2+ Races363.14%
Hispanic331.72%
Other Race161.36%
Native American107.46%

Conway Veterans by Race

Conway Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Conway Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Conway Employment by Age

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Conway Employment by Race

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Conway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.04%

Born in Conway

95.56%

Native Born

4.44%

Foreign Born

3.02%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.56% of Conway residents were born in the United States, with 63.04% having been born in Arkansas. 3.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Conway Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202168,8506060.89%
202068,2446060.90%
201967,6386060.90%
201867,0321,0741.63%
201765,9587261.11%
201665,2324630.71%
201564,7693660.57%
201464,4031,0441.65%
201363,3595410.86%
201262,8181,1881.93%
201161,6302,0383.42%
201059,59216,4253.28%
200043,16716,6865.01%
199026,4816,1062.66%
198020,3754,8652.77%
197015,5105,7194.71%
19609,7911,1811.29%
19508,6102,8284.06%
19405,7822480.44%
19305,5349701.95%
19204,5641,7705.03%
19102,7940.00%

Conway Population by Year