2018 National and State Population Estimates

The Census Bureau released the July 1, 2018 population estimates at the national and state levels today. The Arkansas population surpassed 3,000,000 for the first time in 2017 and continued to grow in the latest estimates. In the last year the Arkansas population grew by 0.4 percent which was not far behind the pace of the United States population, which grew by 0.6 percent. Nevada and Idaho experienced a 2.1

2020 Census: Accurate count key in Arkansas, but broadband access raises concerns

By Ginny Monk | November 25, 2018 With about 17 months until the start of the 2020 U.S. Census, experts are looking at ways to hurdle over issues like Internet connectivity and a question regarding citizenship that they think could result in an undercount in Arkansas and a loss of federal funds for the state. From 2010-17, Arkansas’ overall population grew by about 3 percent, from about 2.9 million to

Embargoed Until: 12:01 a.m. EDT, Thursday, December 6, 2018

Five-year Trends for Arkansas and Its Counties Press Release | December 6, 2018 The 2013-2017 American Community Survey five-year estimates released today by the Census Bureau feature more than 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics, including homeowner rates and costs, health insurance and educational attainment. The following highlights compare the state of Arkansas and its counties in the five-year estimates complied in the 2013-2017 American Community Survey with the

Arkansas’ Poverty Percentage Eighth Highest in US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release | December 5, 2018 December 5, 2018 – The US Census Bureau has released the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for 2017, and Arkansas’s percentage of residents living in poverty (16.3% or 487,800 individuals compared to the US average of 13.4%) is the eighth highest in the nation. Broken down by age group, the state also ranks eighth among young children aged 0-4