Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States.
Its name is of Algonquian derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.
The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the US Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
Known as "the Natural State", the diverse regions of Arkansas offer residents and tourists a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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As of 2012, Arkansas has a total population of 2,872,297 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.51%.
The median home price Arkansas is $96,820 with the median age of the buyer being 29. Homes in Arkansas have appreciatied over the last by -1.33%.
Public schools in Arkansas spend approximately $4,796 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 11.7.
Arkansas has an unemployment rate of 6.90%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -2.26% with a projected future job growth of 28.58%.
Arkansas has an average commute time of 23.7 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Arkansas is a 7 in violent crime and a 7 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Arkansas, 38.860% of people are Democrats, 58.720% are Republicans and 2.419% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Arkansas was 2,872,297. Arkansas has a population density of 55 (how many people live in one square mile.
Family in Arkansas
The median age in Arkansas is 37.1, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.02% of the population of Arkansas, while females make up 50.98% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Arkansas is 2.47 people across 1,131,312. 61.11% of people are married in Arkansas while 38.89% are single.
|Local Population||Arkansas||United States|
|Households by Income||Arkansas||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||17.53%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||13.97%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||13.44%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||17.22%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||8.89%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||6.86%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||2.30%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||0.81%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.29%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Arkansas||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||11.52%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||16.72%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||25.42%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||1.43%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||10.54%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||20.43%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Arkansas||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-2.26%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||28.58%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$20,661||$26,372|
As of 2012, Arkansas consisted of 26.53% renters and 60.91% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -1.33% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Arkansas Housing||Arkansas||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$96,820||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||29||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$6.87||$11.20|
|Arkansas Homes by Value||Arkansas||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||6.12%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||9.91%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||12.43%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||12.67%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||12.23%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||22.57%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||10.21%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||8.24%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||2.71%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||1.13%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||1.15%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.32%||2.07%|
|Arkansas Homes by Year Built||Arkansas||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||5.99%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||5.15%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||8.41%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||12.71%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||19.93%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||16.02%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||7.76%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||8.72%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||15.32%||15.21%|
56.33% of the people in Arkansas declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Arkansas Religions||Arkansas||United States|