North Little Rock, AR

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Population

66,144

0.154% growth

Poverty Rate

25.3%


Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$41,278

3.91% growth

Number of Employees

28,357

0.0353% decline

Median Property Value

$123,500

3.35% growth

About

In 2017, North Little Rock, AR had a population of 66.1k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $41,278. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of North Little Rock, AR grew from 66,042 to 66,144, a 0.154% increase and its median household income grew from $39,723 to $41,278, a 3.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Little Rock, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.26%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.3%). N/A% of the people in North Little Rock, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Little Rock, AR are University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (2,135 degrees awarded in 2017), Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School (201 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock (80 degrees).

The median property value in North Little Rock, AR is $123,500, and the homeownership rate is 49.1%. Most people in North Little Rock, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in North Little Rock, AR is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: T. R. Pugh Memorial Park (or The Old Mill) is a re-creation of an 1880s era water-powered grist mill located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. It was used in the opening scenes of the movie classic Gone With The Wind. In 2010, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of North Little Rock, AR employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in North Little Rock, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,464 people), Retail Trade (3,185 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,664 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,986), Information ($52,688), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,601).

Median household income in North Little Rock, AR is $41,278. Males in North Little Rock, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in North Little Rock, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,278

2017 value

± $1,470

3.91%

1 Year Growth

± 5.98%

Households in North Little Rock, AR have a median annual income of $41,278, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,723 in 2016, which represents a 3.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arkansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Little Rock, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 37.12

  2. Census Tract 33.03

  3. Census Tract 37.13

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Little Rock, AR was Census Tract 37.12 with a value of $82,000, followed by Census Tract 33.03 and Census Tract 37.13, with respective values of $75,527 and $70,385.

The following map shows all of the places in North Little Rock, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Little Rock, AR (16.5k out of 65.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    10,030 ± 987

  2. White

    4,626 ± 671

  3. Hispanic

    1,805 ± 449

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Little Rock, AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,423

-0.0353%

1 Year decline

± 6.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Little Rock, AR declined at a rate of -0.0353%, from 28.4k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Little Rock, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,837 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,933 people), and Management Occupations (2,755 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Little Rock, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Little Rock, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,837 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,933 people), and Management Occupations (2,755 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Little Rock, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.15 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.5 times), and Legal Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Little Rock, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,668), Legal Occupations ($65,612), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,867).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.4k

2017 Value

± 1,423

-0.0353%

1 Year decline

± 6.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Little Rock, AR declined at a rate of -0.0353%, from 28.4k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Little Rock, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,464 people), Retail Trade (3,185 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,664 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Little Rock, AR, though some of these residents may live in North Little Rock, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Little Rock, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,464 people), Retail Trade (3,185 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,664 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Little Rock, AR has an unusually high number of Information (1.57 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times), and Public Administration (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Little Rock, AR, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,986), Information ($52,688), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,601).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.2B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $9.32B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $29.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($19.1B) and Mixed freight ($9.32B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$166B

2020 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $166B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.7B

  2. $12.5B

  3. $8.78B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $14.7B, followed by Texas with $12.5B and Missouri and $8.78B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.6% of the population of North Little Rock, AR has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 8.92% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of North Little Rock, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in North Little Rock, AR see 890 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.87% decrease from the previous year (907 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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890 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pulaski County, AR see an average of 890 patients per year. This represents a 1.87% decrease from the previous year (907 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pulaski County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.4%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

26.2%

Medicaid

8.92%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Little Rock, AR declined by 13.9% from 13.3% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Little Rock, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

North Little Rock, AR is home to a population of 66.1k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.23% of North Little Rock, AR residents were born outside of the country (2.14k people).

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in North Little Rock, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.16k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in North Little Rock, AR was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in North Little Rock, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all North Little Rock, AR residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.14k people

3.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.29k people

As of 2017, 3.23% of North Little Rock, AR residents (2.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Little Rock, AR was 3.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of North Little Rock, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in North Little Rock, AR was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Little Rock, AR

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    30.6k ± 1.31k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    29k ± 1.46k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.16k ± 668

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in North Little Rock, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.16k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in North Little Rock, AR as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,711 ± 277

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,232 ± 308

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    744 ± 241

North Little Rock, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in North Little Rock, AR awarded 2,540 degrees. The student population of North Little Rock, AR is skewed towards women, with 2,614 male students and 4,602 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Little Rock, AR are White (1,139 and 45%), followed by Black or African American (1,059 and 41.9%), Hispanic or Latino (164 and 6.48%), and Unknown (57 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in North Little Rock, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (2,135 and 84.1%), Imagine-Paul Mitchell Partner School (201 and 7.91%), and The Salon Professional Academy-North Little Rock (80 and 3.15%).

The most popular majors in North Little Rock, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,097 and 43.2%), General Health Services (202 and 7.95%), and Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (196 and 7.72%).

The median tuition costs in North Little Rock, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 527 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in North Little Rock, AR was General Health Services with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in North Little Rock, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,135 degrees awarded

  2. 201 degrees awarded

  3. 80 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the North Little Rock, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College with 2,135 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

786

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,754

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 786 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Little Rock, AR, which is 0.448 times less than the 1,754 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in North Little Rock, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,139 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,059 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    164 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in North Little Rock, AR were to White students. These 1,139 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,059 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Little Rock, AR was $123,500 in 2017, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,500 to $123,500, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate in North Little Rock, AR is 49.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Little Rock, AR have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Little Rock, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,500

2017 Median

± $5,183

$119,500

2016 Median

± $5,058

In 2017, the median property value in North Little Rock, AR grew to to $123,500 from the previous year's value of $119,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Little Rock, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Little Rock, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$41,278

Median Household Income

± $1,470

26.1k

Number of Households

± 1,281

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.1k households in North Little Rock, AR grew to $41,278 from the previous year's value of $39,723.

The following chart displays the households in North Little Rock, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Little Rock, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Little Rock, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.1%

2017 Homeownership

51%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.1% of the housing units in North Little Rock, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Little Rock, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Little Rock, AR have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.629% of the workforce in North Little Rock, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in North Little Rock, AR compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.09%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in North Little Rock, AR was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.09%) and those who Worked At Home (2.66%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Little Rock, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Little Rock, AR have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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