Paragould, Arkansas Population 2021

29,148
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Paragould is a city located in Greene County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Greene County. With a 2020 population of 29,148, it is the 17th largest city in Arkansas and the 1328th largest city in the United States . Paragould is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 11.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,113 in 2010. Paragould reached it's highest population of 29,148 in 2021. Spanning over 32 miles, Paragould has a population density of 915 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paragould is $59,616 with a poverty rate of 18.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $716 per month, and the median house value is $129,100. The median age in Paragould is 35.5 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Paragould Demographics

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

  • White: 92.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Other race: 1.14%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Paragould, Arkansas is 29,148 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,905.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,113.

Paragould, Arkansas Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202145,297-14-0.03%
202045,311-14-0.03%
201945,325-14-0.03%
201845,3393460.76%
201744,9932630.58%
201644,7304300.96%
201544,3005121.16%
201443,7886281.43%
201343,160-69-0.16%
201243,2294661.08%
201142,7635621.31%
201042,2010.00%

Paragould Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,55692.96%
Black or African American8252.89%
Two or More Races6022.11%
Some Other Race3251.14%
Asian1550.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.05%
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Paragould Population by Race

Paragould Population Pyramid $2021

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Paragould Median Age

35.5


Total

33.4


Male

36.9


Female

Paragould Adults

There are 21,322 adults, (4,041 of whom are seniors) in Paragould.

Paragould Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Paragould Sex Ratio

Female

14,712

51.50%

Male

13,856

48.50%

Paragould Population by Age

Paragould Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paragould Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
All59.8%40.2%
Male53.9%46.1%
Non Family45.6%54.4%
Female43.8%56.2%

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paragould Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7552.659.8
Married5,2653.0574.5
Non Family3,3161.2745.6
Female1,6793.743.8
Male4952.8853.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Paragould Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4662.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,4217.57%
High School Graduate8,25643.96%
Some College4,19822.35%
Associates Degree9805.22%
Bachelors Degree2,29612.22%
Graduate Degree1,1656.20%
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Paragould Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paragould Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,72316,0353,369
Hispanic43739145
Black282197
Other Race24422014
2+ Races184135
Asian717135
Native American585112
Islander1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.30%.

Paragould Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,330$40,121$28,022
Less Than 9th Grade$17,468$19,255$10,268
High School Graduate$28,113$31,773$22,691
Some College$30,570$42,492$25,688
Bachelors Degree$42,588$48,945$38,104
Graduate Degree$51,695$57,083$50,731

$32,330

Average Earnings

$40,121

Average Male

$28,022

Average Female

Paragould Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paragould Language by Age

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Paragould Language

98.34% of Paragould residents speak only English, while 1.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Paragould Language

Paragould Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,4714,39617.26%
Black71846064.07%
Multiple53811721.75%
Hispanic846516.03%
Other325247.38%
Islander1515100.00%
Asian15085.33%
Native8067.50%

18.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.96%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paragould

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paragould is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paragould is Asian, with 5.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.22%.

Paragould Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.25%
High School14.68%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%

Paragould Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.53%
Male Unemployed20.84%
Female Employed8.08%
Male Employed3.66%

Paragould Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paragould Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,841$59,616
Families$57,048$70,403
Married Families$68,870-
Non Families$25,667$32,556
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Income by Household Type

Paragould Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Paragould Married by Age and Sex

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Paragould Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Paragould Marital Status by Race

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Paragould Marital Status

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1,691

Number of Veterans

1,612

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam676
Second Gulf War315
First Gulf War279
Korea101
World War II54

Paragould Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74515
75+393
35 to 54329
55 to 64289
18 to 34165

Paragould Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6238.04%
Black4811.01%
2+ Races207.55%
Hispanic172.82%

Paragould Veterans by Race

Paragould Veterans by Education

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3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paragould Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Paragould Employment by Age

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Paragould Employment by Race

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Paragould 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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66.35%

Born in Paragould

98.90%

Native Born

1.10%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.90% of Paragould residents were born in the United States, with 66.35% having been born in Arkansas. 0.93% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,148810.28%
202029,067810.28%
201928,986810.28%
201828,9053091.08%
201728,5962130.75%
201628,3833371.20%
201528,0464141.50%
201427,6324261.57%
201327,206-13-0.05%
201227,2193621.35%
201126,8574511.71%
201026,4064,3891.83%
200022,0173,4771.73%
199018,5403,2921.97%
198015,2484,6093.66%
197010,6396920.67%
19609,9472790.28%
19509,6682,5893.17%
19407,0791,1131.73%
19305,966-340-0.55%
19206,3061,0581.85%
19105,2481,9244.67%
19003,3240.00%

Paragould Population by Year