Paragould, Arkansas Population 2024

30,474

Paragould is a city located in Greene County Arkansas. Paragould has a 2024 population of 30,474. It is also the county seat of Greene County.Paragould is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 2.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,651 in 2020.

The average household income in Paragould is $66,436 with a poverty rate of 17.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Paragould is 35.9 years, 35.5 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Paragould Demographics

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

  • White: 88.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.98%
  • Black or African American: 3.85%
  • Other race: 1.3%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
31.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
957.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.78% (823)
The current population of Paragould, Arkansas is 30,474 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,651.

Paragould, Arkansas Population 2024

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Paragould Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,36888.81%
Two or more races1,4784.98%
Black or African American1,1423.85%
Other race3861.3%
Asian1970.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander670.23%
Native American520.18%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Paragould Population by Race

Paragould Population Pyramid 2024

Paragould Median Age

35.9

Total

35.5

Male

36.3

Female

Paragould Adults

There are 22,133 adults, (4,236 of whom are seniors) in Paragould.

Paragould Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Paragould Sex Ratio

Female15,11250.9%
Male14,57849.1%

Paragould Population by Age

Paragould Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,2812.5755.844.2
Married4,9713.170.329.7
Non Family3,7091.245.254.8
Female1,6103.639.860.2
Male9913.3749.250.8
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Paragould Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Paragould Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paragould Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 asian people with a rate of 57.89%.

Paragould Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,830

Average Earnings

$43,181

Average Male

$31,460

Average Female

Paragould Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paragould Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Paragould Language

97.73% of Paragould residents speak only English, while 2.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Paragould Language

Paragould Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,2743,46213.7%
Black1,06877772.75%
Multiple1,28551239.84%
Hispanic1,18828123.65%
Other35812735.47%
Native501224%
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17.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paragould

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paragould is Black, with 72.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paragould is White, with 13.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.02%.

Paragould Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.15%
High School17.84%
Some College11.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%
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Paragould Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.83%
Female Unemployed12.19%
Female Employed8.35%
Male Employed5.46%
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Paragould Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paragould Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Paragould Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Paragould Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Paragould 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.

Paragould Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Paragould Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,938

Number of Veterans

1,837

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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Paragould Veterans by War

count

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Paragould Veterans by Age

count

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Paragould Veterans by Race

Paragould Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paragould Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Paragould Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Paragould Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Paragould 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

61.62%

Born in Paragould

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Paragould residents were born in the United States, with 61.62% having been born in Arkansas. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paragould Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202931,2141480.48%
202831,0661480.48%
202730,9181480.48%
202630,7701480.48%
202530,6221480.49%
202430,4741480.49%
202330,3261480.49%
202230,1781480.49%
202130,0303791.28%
202029,6516842.36%
201928,967770.27%
201828,8902991.05%
201728,5912160.76%
201628,3753271.17%
201528,0484101.48%
201427,6384311.58%
201327,207-9-0.03%
201227,2163611.34%
201126,8554521.71%
201026,4034,38619.92%
200022,0173,47718.75%
199018,5403,29221.59%
198015,2484,60943.32%
197010,6396926.96%
19609,9472792.89%
19509,6682,58936.57%
19407,0791,11318.66%
19305,966-340-5.39%
19206,3061,05820.16%
19105,2481,92457.88%
19003,324
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Paragould Population by Year