U.S. Census Bureau Arkansas’ Median Age continues to Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau releases today (June 22, 2017) through its Arkansas U.S. Census State Data Center at the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), formerly the Institute for Economic Advancement, its latest population estimates. The estimates provide detailed race, age, sex, and Hispanic origin characteristics as the nation, state, and county levels from August 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016. View Population Estimates Data… AEDI provides you through this release

U.S. Census Bureau 2017 Father’s Day

Release Number: CB17-FF.12 — The idea of Father’s Day was conceived more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day

U.S. Census Bureau 2017 Hurricane Season Begins

Release Number: CB17-FF.13 — The North Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. The growth in population of coastal areas illustrates the importance of emergency planning and preparedness for areas that are more susceptible to inclement weather conditions. The Census Bureau’s rich local economic and demographic statistics

U.S. Census Bureau AR Fastest-Growing Cities

Release Number: CB17-81 — The fastest-growing cities and towns in Arkansas with populations of 10,000 or more on July 1, 2015, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Arkansas cities graphic created by AEDI. The South Is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities MAY 25, 2017 — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with

U.S. Census Bureau Voting Rate for the Non-Hispanic Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Presidential Election

Release Number: CB17-TPS.45 — According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, voter turnout increased to 65.3 percent for non-Hispanic whites, but decreased to 59.6 percent for non-Hispanic blacks in the 2016 presidential election (Figure 2). This compared to 2012, when more non-Hispanic blacks (66.6 percent) voted than non-Hispanic whites (64.1 percent) for the first time in this series. Learn more…

Population Changes in Arkansas’ Metropolitan Areas

The U.S. Census recently released the April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 population estimates and estimates of the components of population change for Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (Micro‐SA). AEDI has made the data to the public through three reports that review that data. The reports focus on gleaning relevant information from the components of population change about how the populations of Arkansas Cities have