Arkansas County, Arkansas Population 2024

16,170

Arkansas County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 16,170 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Arkansas County, Arkansas is the 47th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 19,049 and has seen a growth of -15.11% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,315-171-1.1%
202815,486-171-1.09%
202715,657-171-1.08%
202615,828-171-1.07%
202515,999-171-1.06%
202416,170-171-1.05%
202316,341-171-1.04%
202216,512-171-1.02%
202116,683-424-2.48%
202017,107-408-2.33%
201917,515-264-1.48%
201817,779-146-0.81%
201717,925-279-1.53%
201618,204-172-0.94%
201518,376-148-0.8%
201418,524-273-1.45%
201318,797-210-1.1%
201219,007920.49%
201118,915-134-0.7%
201019,049
199021,653-2,522-10.43%
198024,1758283.55%
197023,347-8-0.03%
196023,355-310-1.31%
195023,665-772-3.16%
194024,4372,1379.58%
193022,3008173.8%
192021,4835,38033.41%
191016,1033,13024.13%
190012,9731,54113.48%
189011,4323,39442.22%
18808,038-230-2.78%
18708,268-576-6.51%
18608,8445,599172.54%
18503,2451,899141.08%
18401,346-80-5.61%
18301,42616613.17%
18201,26019818.64%
18101,062-14,253-93.07%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.05% (-171)
County Seat
2010 Population
19,049
Area
989 mi²
Density
16 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-15.11% (-2,879)
Founded
December 13, 1813

Arkansas County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,11271.15%
Black or African American4,37925.72%
Two or more races3612.12%
Other race1180.69%
Native American460.27%
Asian80.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arkansas County, Arkansas Population by Race

Arkansas County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Arkansas County, Arkansas Median Age

41.4

Total

40.3

Male

42.4

Female

Arkansas County, Arkansas Adults

There are 13,123 adults, (3,391 of whom are seniors) in Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Arkansas County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female8,77251.53%
Male8,25248.47%

Arkansas County, Arkansas Population by Age

Arkansas County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5592.5666.233.8
Married3,2493.0985.214.8
Non Family2,4121.2949.150.9
Female6293.7139.960.1
Male2694.7452.847.2
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arkansas County, Arkansas 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

Arkansas County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arkansas County, Arkansas 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 100%.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,034

Average Earnings

$50,739

Average Male

$28,705

Average Female

Arkansas County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arkansas County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arkansas County, Arkansas Language

98.02% of Arkansas County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Language

Arkansas County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,3171,69339.22%
White11,4201,0118.85%
Multiple3177122.4%
Hispanic641416.4%
Other1163025.86%
Asian8225%
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16.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

19.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arkansas County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arkansas County, Arkansas is Black, with 39.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arkansas County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 6.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.89%.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.33%
High School16.89%
Some College14.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%
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Arkansas County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed64.41%
Male Unemployed49.54%
Female Employed7.05%
Male Employed4.91%
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Arkansas County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arkansas County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arkansas County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Arkansas County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arkansas County, Arkansas 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.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arkansas County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

759

Number of Veterans

728

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Arkansas County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Arkansas County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Arkansas County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Arkansas County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arkansas County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Arkansas County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arkansas County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arkansas County, Arkansas 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

83.85%

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.83%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Arkansas County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 83.85% having been born in Arkansas. 0.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arkansas County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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