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The 2016 Arkansas, State, population is 2,978,200. There are 57 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Arkansas, State

The median age is 37.6. The US median is 37.4. 53.19% of people in Arkansas, State, are married. 13.02% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.53 people. 29.44% of people are married, with children. 17.62% have children, but are single.

Race in Arkansas, State

73.91% of people are white, 15.45% are black, 1.29% are asian, 0.57% are native american, and 0.09% claim 'Other'.

6.72% of the people in Arkansas, State, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 93.28% are non-hispanic).

  PEOPLEArkansas, ArkansasUnited States
  Population  2,978,204321,418,820
  Population - 2010  2,872,684308,745,538
  Population - 2000  2,673,400285,036,114
  Population - 1990  2,347,556251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  26.86%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  11.40%12.76%
  Pop. Density  5791
  Land Area  52,0353,531,905
  Water Area  1,143264,837
  Median Age  37.637.4
  Female Population  50.89%50.81%
  Male Population  49.11%49.19%
  White  73.91%62.77%
  Black  15.45%12.24%
  Asian  1.29%4.95%
  Native American  0.57%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.21%0.16%
  Other  0.09%0.20%
  Two or More Races  1.75%2.13%
  Hispanic  6.72%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  93.28%83.10%
  Households  1,132,490116,211,000
  Family Households  761,57976,958,100
  Non Family Households  370,90939,253,000
  Household Size  2.532.63
  Married Population  53.19%50.58%
  Single Population  46.81%49.42%
  Now Married  50.81%48.41%
  Married but Separated  2.38%2.17%
  Never Married  26.91%32.55%
  Widowed  6.88%5.95%
  Divorced  13.02%10.92%
  Married, w/children  29.44%31.68%
  Married, no children  43.83%41.44%
  Single, w/children  17.62%16.94%
  Single, no children  9.11%9.95%

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This state is a disgrace

Got sent down here due to work. It really tempts me to quit the job just to get out of this place. People always tell me "get outdoors", "AR is all about being... (Read More)



Depends on where you live

I live in a small town at the very edge of Little Rock and I love where I live. Having said that, there are places in Arkansas (especially in LR) that I would not live,... (Read More)



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I am seeing some reviews that Arkansas is the worst place to be for jobs, and out of all the cities Springdale is the absolute worse, the school district is made up of... (Read More)



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