Rison, Arkansas Population 2024

942

Rison is a city located in Cleveland County Arkansas. Rison has a 2024 population of 942. It is also the county seat of Cleveland County.Rison is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 964 in 2020.

The average household income in Rison is $45,179 with a poverty rate of 38.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rison is 51.2 years, 48.7 years for males, and 53.6 years for females.

Rison Demographics

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

  • White: 55.18%
  • Black or African American: 43.18%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
287.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.28% (-22)
The current population of Rison, Arkansas is 942 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 964.

Rison, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White50655.18%
Black or African American39643.18%
Two or more races151.64%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Rison Population by Race

Rison Population Pyramid 2024

Rison Median Age

51.2

Total

48.7

Male

53.6

Female

Rison Adults

There are 738 adults, (242 of whom are seniors) in Rison.

Rison Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Rison Sex Ratio

Female55460.41%
Male36339.59%

Rison Population by Age

Rison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3802.2255.844.2
Non Family1581.1337.362.7
Married1302.4291.58.5
Female783.8825.674.4
Male143.431000
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3

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rison 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

Rison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rison Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.55%.

Rison Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,342

Average Earnings

$34,018

Average Male

$

Average Female

Rison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rison Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rison Language

99.12% of Rison residents speak only English, while 0.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Rison Language

Rison Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black37425066.84%
White4546313.88%
Multiple1515100%
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38.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.5%

Male Poverty Rate

48.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rison is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rison is White, with 13.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 72.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.59%.

Rison Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College29.81%
Less Than 9th Grade26.32%
High School18.25%
Bachelors or Greater13.64%
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Rison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed53.47%
Male Employed4.27%
Female Unemployed
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Rison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rison Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rison Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Rison Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rison Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rison Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

66

Number of Veterans

64

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Rison Veterans by War

count

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Rison Veterans by Age

count

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Rison Veterans by Race

Rison Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

71.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rison Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

28.4%

Labor Force Participation

28%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rison Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rison Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rison 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

88.66%

Born in Rison

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.04% of Rison residents were born in the United States, with 88.66% having been born in Arkansas. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Rison Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029922-4-0.43%
2028926-4-0.43%
2027930-4-0.43%
2026934-4-0.43%
2025938-4-0.42%
2024942-4-0.42%
2023946-4-0.42%
2022950-4-0.42%
2021954-10-1.04%
2020964-248-20.46%
20191,212-12-0.98%
20181,224-30-2.39%
20171,254-14-1.1%
20161,268-10-0.78%
20151,278-19-1.46%
20141,297-19-1.44%
20131,316-18-1.35%
20121,334-11-0.82%
20111,345-3-0.22%
20101,348
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Rison Population by Year