The Demography of Arkansas and the United States 1970-2017 (part 1)

This post uses the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey 1 Year Estimates from 1970 to 2017 to examine changes in population, age, income, and the status of married couples in Arkansas and the United States. Graph 1 Graph 1 shows that between 1970 and 1980 Arkansas’s population increased by 11.2%. The following decade saw a dramatic reduction in the state’s population growth rate, which by 1990 dropped 15%

2020 Census Barriers

Last week the Census Bureau released their 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study Survey. This survey was intended to identify and understand the major challenges to a full response to the 2020 Census since less than seven in ten households who participated in the study indicated they were very likely or extremely likely to fill out the Census form. According to the report, the five concerns that might prevent

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

Two Arkansas Counties Break Top 100 Housing Unit Change in U.S.

Census Bureau Releases Latest Housing Unit Change Two Arkansas counties were included in the list of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States (of 3,142 counties and county-equivalents), based on housing unit change according to the new housing change estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Benton County is ranked number 39 in 2016-2017 housing change with an increase of 2,793 housing units, a 2.7% change. Craighead

Two Arkansas Cities Break Top 100 Fastest-Growing Large Cities in U.S.

Census Bureau Reveals Fastest-Growing Large Cities Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with two Arkansas cities in the top 100, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism” Fayetteville tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 11,600 people (15.9%)

U.S. Census Bureau: Older Americans Month: May 2018

Release Number: CB18-SFS.58 After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation changing the name of this

U.S. Census Bureau: Number of Women Lawyers At Record High But Men Still Highest Earners

More Than 1 in 3 Lawyers Are Women America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers What do secretaries, teachers and nurses have in common? They are mostly women and remain among the most popular occupations for women. Although women now account for nearly half the U.S. workforce and their presence is increasing in higher paid occupations — such as lawyers — women still earn less than men. “Super earners” — workers