Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
749,290
0.546% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.268% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
4.69% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,664
7.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$185,700
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
349,071
0.28% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR had a population of 749k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $62,664. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR grew from 745,222 to 749,290, a 0.546% increase and its median household income grew from $58,441 to $62,664, a 7.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), White (Hispanic) (2.35%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.96%).

None of the households in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,279 degrees), and University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (1,914 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was $185,700, and the homeownership rate was 64.1%.

Most people in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was 2 cars per household.

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR borders Hot Springs, AR, Malvern, AR, Pine Bluff, AR, Russellville, AR, and Searcy, AR.

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Population & Diversity

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is home to a population of 749k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.08% of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR residents were born outside of the country (30.6k people).

In 2022, there were 2.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (488k people) in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 178k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    488k ± 981
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    178k ± 1.23k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 1.7k
5.61%
Hispanic Population
42.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (488k people) in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 178k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.61% of the people in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are hispanic (42.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30.6k people
4.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
31.4k people

As of 2022, 4.08% of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR residents (30.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was 4.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,827 ± 950
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,371 ± 947
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,386 ± 746

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR employs 349k people. The largest industries in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (62,517 people), Retail Trade (41,833 people), and Educational Services (31,028 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,709), Utilities ($76,865), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,625).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

349k
2022 Value
± 5,314
−0.28%
1 Year decline
± 2.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR declined at a rate of −0.28%, from 350k employees to 349k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,501 people), Management Occupations (37,033 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,346 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

349k
2022 Value
± 5,314
−0.28%
1 Year decline
± 2.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR declined at a rate of −0.28%, from 350k employees to 349k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (62,517 people), Retail Trade (41,833 people), and Educational Services (31,028 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, though some of these residents may live in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,778
Median earning men ± $1,237
$38,452
Median earning women ± $956

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,195), Public Administration ($61,696), and Wholesale Trade ($59,818).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($52,804), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,274), and Public Administration ($47,736).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,034
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,327
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,042
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR awarded 10,955 degrees. The student population of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,230 male students and 22,910 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are White (5,993 and 56.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,799 and 26.3%), Hispanic or Latino (607 and 5.7%), and Two or More Races (584 and 5.48%).

The largest universities in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Arkansas (2,508 and 22.9%), University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2,279 and 20.8%), and University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (1,914 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are Registered Nursing (878 and 8.01%), General Business Administration & Management (677 and 6.18%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (645 and 5.89%).

The median tuition costs in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR are $11,804 for private four year colleges, and $7,009 and $14,243 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 36,140 (36.6% men and 63.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 36,140 students enrolled in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,280 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 449 degrees awarded
  2. 327 degrees awarded
  3. 270 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was Registered Nursing with 449 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,508 degrees awarded
  2. 2,279 degrees awarded
  3. 1,914 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Arkansas with 2,508 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,626 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR, which is 0.495 times less than the 7,329 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,993 degrees mean that there were 2.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,799 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($13,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,178) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,513) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was $185,700 in 2022, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,200 to $185,700, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is 64.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is $62,664. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

Property

$185,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,532
$193,382
Median Property Taxes
±$3,496

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.1% of the housing units in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $85,269, followed by Saline County, AR and Grant County, AR, with respective values of $73,236 and $68,598.

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

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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.
$62,664
Median Household Income
± $1,260
302k
Number of Households
± 4,873

In 2022, the median household income of the 302k households in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR grew to $62,664 from the previous year's value of $58,441.

The following chart displays the households in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.75%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.62%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.75%) and those who worked at home (7.62%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (108k out of 734k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR is White, followed by Black 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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Health

92.1% of the population of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.83% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1471 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,471 patients per year. This represents a 2.39% decrease from the previous year (1,507 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.89%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
2.83%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR grew by 1.87% from 7.75% to 7.89%.

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