Ouachita County, Arkansas Population 2024

21,592

Ouachita County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 21,592 with a growth rate of -0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ouachita County, Arkansas is the 29th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 26,048 and has seen a growth of -17.11% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,587-201-0.97%
202820,788-201-0.96%
202720,989-201-0.95%
202621,190-201-0.94%
202521,391-201-0.93%
202421,592-201-0.92%
202321,793-201-0.91%
202221,994-318-1.43%
202122,312-303-1.34%
202022,615-757-3.24%
201923,372-233-0.99%
201823,605-215-0.9%
201723,820-201-0.84%
201624,021-303-1.25%
201524,324-443-1.79%
201424,767-190-0.76%
201324,957-448-1.76%
201225,405-333-1.29%
201125,738-310-1.19%
201026,04800%
199030,574330.11%
198030,541-355-1.15%
197030,896-745-2.35%
196031,641-1,410-4.27%
195033,0511,9006.1%
194031,1511,2614.22%
193029,8909,25444.84%
192020,636-1,138-5.23%
191021,7748824.22%
190020,8923,85922.66%
189017,0335,27544.86%
188011,758-1,217-9.38%
187012,975390.3%
186012,9363,34534.88%
18509,591-10,996-53.41%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.92% (-201)
County Seat
2020 Population
22,615
Area
733 mi²
Density
29 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-4.52% (-1,023)
Founded
November 29, 1842

Ouachita County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,61955.82%
Black or African American9,27541.03%
Two or more races6312.79%
Other race410.18%
Native American320.14%
Asian80.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ouachita County, Arkansas Population by Race

Ouachita County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Ouachita County, Arkansas Median Age

43.9

Total

39.8

Male

45.8

Female

Ouachita County, Arkansas Adults

There are 17,548 adults, (4,657 of whom are seniors) in Ouachita County, Arkansas.

Ouachita County, Arkansas Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ouachita County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female11,56751.17%
Male11,03948.83%

Ouachita County, Arkansas Population by Age

Ouachita County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,4592.6373.826.2
Married3,6233.1191.98.1
Non Family2,8391.0666.133.9
Female1,6443.8547.152.9
Male3534.673.126.9

3.33

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ouachita County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3232.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,5429.79%
High School Graduate6,27039.8%
Some College4,06525.8%
Associates Degree1,1997.61%
Bachelors Degree1,5739.98%
Graduate Degree7834.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ouachita County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,2178,3821,521
Black5,9925,049695
Hispanic302253106
2+ Races28625136
Other Race38355
Native American880
Asian850

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 hispanic people with a rate of 35.1%.

Ouachita County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,005$48,825$33,938
Less Than 9th Grade$17,240$16,283$0
High School Graduate$36,943$45,774$29,146
Some College$35,929$51,673$32,549
Bachelors Degree$51,717$54,973$50,290
Graduate Degree$69,549$94,091$60,398

$39,005

Average Earnings

$48,825

Average Male

$33,938

Average Female

Ouachita County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ouachita County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ouachita County, Arkansas Language

98.46% of Ouachita County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 1.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Ouachita County, Arkansas Language

Ouachita County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,1092,29825.23%
White12,0711,64513.63%
Multiple62118329.47%
Hispanic58512321.03%
Native322475%
Asian8562.5%

19.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.03%

Male Poverty Rate

20.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ouachita County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ouachita County, Arkansas is Native, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ouachita County, Arkansas is White, with 13.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.13%.

Ouachita County, Arkansas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.12%
High School19.1%
Some College12.38%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%

Ouachita County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed56.55%
Male Unemployed45.42%
Female Employed6.54%
Male Employed3.53%

Ouachita County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ouachita County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$47,348$62,145
Families$62,302$74,548
Married Families$82,112$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,633$35,064

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ouachita County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ouachita County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ouachita County, Arkansas Marriage

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

Ouachita County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ouachita County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,667

Number of Veterans

1,465

Male Veterans

202

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam583
Second Gulf War408
First Gulf War322
Korea124
World War II0

Ouachita County, Arkansas Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54550
65 to 74467
75+384
55 to 64241
18 to 3425

Ouachita County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0009.76%
Black6549.44%
2+ Races134.04%
Hispanic51.44%

Ouachita County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Ouachita County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ouachita County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ouachita County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ouachita County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ouachita 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

74.64%

Born in Ouachita County, Arkansas

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Ouachita County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 74.64% having been born in Arkansas. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ouachita County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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