Change in Population
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Change in Total Population
Arkansas County-15.7%
Ashley County-18.8%
Baxter County9.3%
Benton County82.1%
Boone County10.3%
Bowie County, Texas4.4%
Bradley County-14.7%
Calhoun County-9.5%
Carroll County12.0%
Chicot County-28.2%
Clark County-5.2%
Clay County-17.3%
Cleburne County3.8%
Cleveland County-7.1%
Columbia County-8.4%
Conway County2.6%
Craighead County34.3%
Crawford County18.8%
Crittenden County-5.7%
Cross County-15.9%
Dallas County-23.8%
Desha County-26.0%
Drew County-2.5%
Faulkner County46.5%
Franklin County-0.3%
Fulton County7.3%
Garland County12.8%
Grant County11.0%
Greene County21.2%
Hempstead County-8.8%
Hot Spring County11.0%
Howard County-7.7%
Independence County10.5%
Izard County2.8%
Jackson County-9.2%
Jefferson County-20.7%
Johnson County16.7%
Lafayette County-22.5%
Lawrence County-7.6%
Lee County-29.6%
Lincoln County-10.1%
Little River County-10.0%
Logan County-4.5%
Lonoke County38.7%
Madison County16.5%
Marion County3.4%
Miller County6.9%
Mississippi County-21.8%
Monroe County-34.7%
Montgomery County-2.6%
Nevada County-17.0%
Newton County-9.9%
Ouachita County-18.7%
Perry County2.5%
Phillips County-32.7%
Pike County-5.2%
Poinsett County-8.2%
Polk County-1.3%
Pope County17.6%
Prairie County-15.3%
Pulaski County8.5%
Randolph County-1.3%
Saline County46.5%
Scott County-6.4%
Searcy County-4.4%
Sebastian County11.1%
Sevier County8.0%
Sharp County1.9%
St. Francis County-14.8%
Stone County8.8%
Union County-15.2%
Van Buren County2.2%
Washington County51.6%
White County17.3%
Woodruff County-27.7%
Yell County1.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change since 2000.

Total Population
Arkansas County17,486
Ashley County19,657
Baxter County41,932
Benton County279,141
Boone County37,432
Bowie County, Texas93,245
Bradley County10,763
Calhoun County5,189
Carroll County28,380
Chicot County10,118
Clark County22,320
Clay County14,551
Cleburne County24,919
Cleveland County7,956
Columbia County23,457
Conway County20,846
Craighead County110,332
Crawford County63,257
Crittenden County47,955
Cross County16,419
Dallas County7,009
Desha County11,361
Drew County18,219
Faulkner County126,007
Franklin County17,715
Fulton County12,477
Garland County99,386
Grant County18,265
Greene County45,325
Hempstead County21,532
Hot Spring County33,771
Howard County13,202
Independence County37,825
Izard County13,629
Jackson County16,719
Jefferson County66,824
Johnson County26,578
Lafayette County6,624
Lawrence County16,406
Lee County8,857
Lincoln County13,024
Little River County12,259
Logan County21,466
Lonoke County73,309
Madison County16,576
Marion County16,694
Miller County43,257
Mississippi County40,651
Monroe County6,701
Montgomery County8,986
Nevada County8,252
Newton County7,753
Ouachita County23,382
Perry County10,455
Phillips County17,782
Pike County10,718
Poinsett County23,528
Polk County19,964
Pope County64,072
Prairie County8,062
Pulaski County391,911
Randolph County17,958
Saline County122,437
Scott County10,281
Searcy County7,881
Sebastian County127,827
Sevier County17,007
Sharp County17,442
St. Francis County24,994
Stone County12,506
Union County38,682
Van Buren County16,545
Washington County239,187
White County78,753
Woodruff County6,320
Yell County21,341

Source: U.S. Census Bureau






1% = 26,733

What does this measure?

The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2000.

Why is this important?

Population measures provide insight on how communities are changing in size and composition. Changes in total population are a measure of the overall health of a community and its ability to attract and retain residents.

How is Arkansas doing?

Arkansas' population increased 13% from 2000 to 2019, growing from 2.7 million residents to slightly more than 3 million. In comparison, the nation's population increased by about 17% in the same time period. The fastest years of growth in Arkansas were 2004 through 2008. Population growth has slowed since then, with a particular slowdown starting in 2011. Arkansas ranked 29th in the U.S. for its population growth from 2000 to 2019, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

This overall growth, however, was not distributed evenly across the state. The northwest half of the state had most of the population growth, while the southeast half had population declines. Overall, less than half of the state's 75 counties saw their populations increase. Benton County had the most growth with an 82% increase in its population from 2000 to 2019, followed by increases of more than 46% in Saline, Faulkner and Washington counties. On the other end, Monroe and Phillips counties each lost more than 32% of their population in the same time period.

Notes about the data

Data for this indicator is released annually in July.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Change in Total Population

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change since 2000.

Total Population

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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