Updated Census End Date and Its Potential Impact

Two weeks ago, the Census Bureau announced that the deadline for finishing the 2020 Census Operations, delayed initially to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, will be rescheduled from October 31 to September 30. This sudden change has forced the Bureau to re-plan, shorten, and cancel some of its scheduled operations. Time allotted to the Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU) project, which sends census takers to housing units that failed to respond

The Household Pulse Survey and Arkansas (part 1)

The United States Census Bureau recently launched the Household Pulse Survey (HPS) to chart the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households. HPS is a 20-minute online survey sent to households scientifically chosen to represent the entire population. Selected individuals are asked questions to determine how their lives and livelihoods and those they live with have been affected by the ongoing crisis. Created in collaboration with five other

Comparing the 2020 and 2010 Census Self-response Rates

In mid-March, the United States Census Bureau began publishing self-response rates for the 2020 Census. The self-response rate tracks the number of residents who have responded to the 2020 Census by mail, online, or telephone. It is calculated by subtracting the number of housing units that have responded from the total of housing units solicited. As of July 15, 2020, 56.8% of all households in Arkansas have responded. Although residents

2020 Census Self-Response Rates and Housing Vacancies

Since mid-March, the United States Census Bureau has received 2020 Census forms from nearly 120 million households nationwide and has published information on the percentage of households that have self-responded on-line, by phone, or through the mail. These numbers are updated daily to help the Census Bureau and local groups ensure a complete count of people living in the United States as of April 1, 2020. Self-response rates are calculated

Housing Unit Growth in Arkansas’s Counties, 2010-2019

Table 1: Housing Unit Estimates for the 100 Fastest-Growing Counties With 5,000 or More Housing Units: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 Table 1 shows the only two Arkansas counties that rank among the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimates of the 100 fastest growing U.S. counties with 5,000 or more housing units for 2010- 2019. Benton County ranked 55, increased its housing units 20.5% from 93,093 in 2010 to 112,183

Population Growth in Arkansas’s Cities, 2010-2019

The U.S. Census Bureau just released its city population estimates for 2019 and ranked cities with populations of 50,000 or more by population growth for 2010-2019 and 2018-2019. Table 1 shows the eight towns in Arkansas that made the list of 719 cities with 50,000 people or more in 2010. Table 1: Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More in 2010, Ranked by Percent

Natural Increase and Population Change in Arkansas, 2010-2019

Population growth in a region is determined by natural increase, the difference between the number of births and deaths, and net migration, the difference between the number of people entering a region and those leaving it. Changes in population trends can help identify various economic and social trends. Image 1: (Population Change and Natural Increase in Arkansas 2010-2019) divides the state’s counties into four categories: Counties with positive population change

Population growth in Arkansas’s Counties, 2010-2019

Image 1: The population of Arkansas reached 3,017,804 in 2019. In line with previous estimates, the counties in Central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas remain the most populous in the state. With 391,911 inhabitants, Pulaski is still the state’s most populated county, followed by Benton (279,141) and Washington Counties (239,187). The counties with the smallest populations are Calhoun (5,227), Woodruff (6,466), and Lafayette (6,679). Image 2: Consistent with well-established trends, Central

The Change in Population Growth and Median Age of Arkansas Between 2010 and 2018

The total population, median age and racial composition of Arkansas has changed significantly during the past decade. Table 1: Percentage of growth of the population in Arkansas by racial group As table 1 shows, the population of Arkansas topped three million in 2018, up from 2.92 million in 2010. The white population of the state experienced the largest actual number increase – about forty thousand. However that only constitutes a

The Foreign and Native Born of Arkansas

Table 1 indicates that 4.8% of Arkansas residents in 2018 were born outside of the United States, up slightly from 4.5% in 2010, according to the latest estimates from the Census Bureau. The actual number of foreign born residents in the state increased just over 9% from 131,667 in 2010 to 143,709 in 2018. Table 2 shows that the median age for Arkansas residents born outside the United States is