Little Rock, AR

Census Place

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2022 Population
202,218
0.161% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.272% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
5.91% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,697
3.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$205,800
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
98,595
0.847% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Little Rock, AR had a population of 202k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $58,697. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Little Rock, AR grew from 201,893 to 202,218, a 0.161% increase and its median household income grew from $56,928 to $58,697, a 3.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.21%), Other (Hispanic) (3.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3%).

None of the households in Little Rock, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Little Rock, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Little Rock, AR are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,279 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Arkansas Grantham (442569) (1,707 degrees), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (946 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Little Rock, AR was $205,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.4%.

Most people in Little Rock, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Little Rock, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Little Rock, AR is home to a population of 202k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.59% of Little Rock, AR residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.3k people) in Little Rock, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Little Rock, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Little Rock, AR was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.3k ± 2.33k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    83.8k ± 2.18k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.5k ± 1.28k
7.83%
Hispanic Population
15.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.3k people) in Little Rock, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.83% of the people in Little Rock, AR are hispanic (15.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people
7.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people

As of 2022, 6.59% of Little Rock, AR residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Little Rock, AR was 7.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,082 ± 539
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,129 ± 432
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,505 ± 331

Little Rock, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Little Rock, AR employs 98.6k people. The largest industries in Little Rock, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,180 people), Retail Trade (10,353 people), and Educational Services (8,809 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,574), Utilities ($89,348), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,616).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

98.6k
2022 Value
± 3,033
−0.847%
1 Year decline
± 4.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Little Rock, AR declined at a rate of −0.847%, from 99.4k employees to 98.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little Rock, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,838 people), Management Occupations (10,762 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,002 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little Rock, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

98.6k
2022 Value
± 3,033
−0.847%
1 Year decline
± 4.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Little Rock, AR declined at a rate of −0.847%, from 99.4k employees to 98.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little Rock, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,180 people), Retail Trade (10,353 people), and Educational Services (8,809 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little Rock, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little Rock, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,963
Median earning men ± $2,350
$41,125
Median earning women ± $1,627

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,742), Public Administration ($70,167), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($62,513).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,906), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,828), and Public Administration ($52,619).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Little Rock, AR awarded 5,788 degrees. The student population of Little Rock, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,135 male students and 12,090 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Little Rock, AR are White (2,827 and 50.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,648 and 29.5%), Two or More Races (371 and 6.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (319 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Little Rock, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,279 and 39.4%), University of Arkansas Grantham (442569) (1,707 and 29.5%), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (946 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Little Rock, AR are Registered Nursing (758 and 13.1%), General Business Administration & Management (525 and 9.07%), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (278 and 4.8%).

The median tuition costs in Little Rock, AR are $10,282 for private four year colleges, and $7,068 and $14,586 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Little Rock, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,225 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,225 students enrolled in Little Rock, AR, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,330 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 270 degrees awarded
  2. 149 degrees awarded
  3. 336 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Little Rock, AR was General Business Administration & Management with 270 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,279 degrees awarded
  2. 1,707 degrees awarded
  3. 946 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas at Little Rock with 2,279 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,943 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Little Rock, AR, which is 0.505 times less than the 3,845 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,827 degrees mean that there were 1.72 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,648 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($13,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,840) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,525) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Little Rock, AR was $205,800 in 2022, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,500 to $205,800, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Little Rock, AR is 54.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Little Rock, AR have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Little Rock, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Little Rock, AR is $58,697. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Little Rock, AR was Census Tract 42.13 with a value of $191,835, followed by Census Tract 42.02 and Census Tract 42.19, with respective values of $129,205 and $126,645.

Property

$205,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,020
$46,999
Median Property Taxes
±$1,716

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Little Rock, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.4% of the housing units in Little Rock, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 42.13
  2. Census Tract 42.02
  3. Census Tract 42.19

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little Rock, AR was Census Tract 42.13 with a value of $191,835, followed by Census Tract 42.02 and Census Tract 42.19, with respective values of $129,205 and $126,645.

The following map shows all of the places in Little Rock, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,697
Median Household Income
± $2,569
86.4k
Number of Households
± 2,932

In 2022, the median household income of the 86.4k households in Little Rock, AR grew to $58,697 from the previous year's value of $56,928.

The following chart displays the households in Little Rock, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Little Rock, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.82%)
  3. Carpooled (8.65%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Little Rock, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.82%) and those who carpooled to work (8.65%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little Rock, AR have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.916% of the workforce in Little Rock, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Little Rock, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Little Rock, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little Rock, AR (32.7k out of 198k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little Rock, AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Little Rock, AR has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, AR see 829 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.956% decrease from the previous year (837 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 206 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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829 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pulaski County, AR

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, AR see an average of 829 patients per year. This represents a 0.956% decrease from the previous year (837 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pulaski County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.99%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little Rock, AR grew by 3.2% from 8.71% to 8.99%.

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