Yell County, Arkansas Population 2024

20,083

Yell County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 20,083 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Yell County, Arkansas is the 33rd largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 22,148 and has seen a growth of -9.32% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,968-23-0.12%
202819,991-23-0.11%
202720,014-23-0.11%
202620,037-23-0.11%
202520,060-23-0.11%
202420,083-23-0.11%
202320,106-23-0.11%
202220,129-23-0.11%
202120,152-62-0.31%
202020,214-1,162-5.44%
201921,376-130-0.6%
201821,506-38-0.18%
201721,544240.11%
201621,520150.07%
201521,505-266-1.22%
201421,771-52-0.24%
201321,823-4-0.02%
201221,827-138-0.63%
201121,965-183-0.83%
201022,148
199017,7597334.31%
198017,0262,81819.83%
197014,2082,26818.99%
196011,940-2,117-15.06%
195014,057-6,913-32.97%
194020,970-343-1.61%
193021,313-4,342-16.92%
192025,655-668-2.54%
191026,3233,57315.71%
190022,7504,73526.28%
189018,0154,16330.05%
188013,8525,80472.12%
18708,0481,71527.08%
18606,3332,99289.55%
18503,341-16,627-83.27%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.11% (-23)
County Website
Yell County
County Seat
2010 Population
22,148
Area
930 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.32% (-2,065)
Founded
December 5, 1840

Yell County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,75777.46%
Other race3,31916.32%
Two or more races5002.46%
Black or African American4492.21%
Asian2221.09%
Native American950.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Yell County, Arkansas Population by Race

Yell County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Yell County, Arkansas Median Age

40

Total

37.8

Male

41.3

Female

Yell County, Arkansas Adults

There are 15,499 adults, (3,566 of whom are seniors) in Yell County, Arkansas.

Yell County, Arkansas Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Yell County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female10,03349.32%
Male10,30950.68%

Yell County, Arkansas Population by Age

Yell County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7512.5868.531.5
Married4,0853.1980.219.8
Non Family2,2511.1956.343.7
Female9473.0751.548.5
Male4682.9959.840.2
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yell 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

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

Yell 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 2+ races people with a rate of 85.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.03%.

Yell County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,660

Average Earnings

$43,463

Average Male

$28,148

Average Female

Yell County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yell County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yell County, Arkansas Language

79.76% of Yell County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 20.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.33% of the population.

Yell County, Arkansas Language

Yell County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,7501,88412.77%
Hispanic4,20346511.06%
Other3,2433109.56%
Black3979523.93%
Multiple4976412.88%
Native952829.47%
Asian222229.91%
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12.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.32%

Male Poverty Rate

13.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yell County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yell County, Arkansas is Native, with 29.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yell County, Arkansas is Other, with 9.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.24%.

Yell County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.97%
Some College12.27%
High School9.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%
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Yell County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.48%
Female Unemployed36.23%
Male Employed4.87%
Female Employed4.01%
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Yell County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yell County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yell County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Yell County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yell 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.

Yell County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yell County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

949

Number of Veterans

885

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

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Yell County, Arkansas Veterans by War

count

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Yell County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Yell County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Yell County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yell County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Yell County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yell County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yell 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

62.25%

Born in Yell County, Arkansas

89.6%

Native Born

10.4%

Foreign Born

7.17%

Non Citizen

3.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.6% of Yell County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 62.25% having been born in Arkansas. 7.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yell County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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