Demographics
Change in Population by Age



Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Change in Total Population by Age
Under 2020 to 3940 to 5960 to 8485 or Older
Arkansas-2%4%-5%21%13%
United States-1%8%-2%33%18%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change from 2008-12. Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Total Population by Age
Under 2020 to 3940 to 5960 to 8485 or Older
Arkansas781,604787,820739,283652,87257,090
United States82,257,02289,636,15083,424,59769,269,7176,510,107

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.







Change in Total Population by Age
Under 2020 to 3940 to 5960 to 8485 or Older
Arkansas County-12%-11%-23%6%4%**
Ashley County-18%-24%-16%3%88%**
Baxter County-2%8%-13%9%18%
Benton County21%34%26%43%14%
Boone County-1%6%-10%14%14%
Bowie County, Texas-3%1%-9%17%11%
Bradley County-2%-17%-17%3%-18%**
Calhoun County-12%-8%-27%9%-39%******
Carroll County5%-4%-6%18%10%**
Chicot County-17%-5%-31%5%27%**
Clark County-8%0%-21%3%-25%**
Clay County-12%0%-21%-1%-5%**
Cleburne County-8%-4%-14%8%24%**
Cleveland County-26%-12%-13%-5%87%**
Columbia County-12%4%-22%-7%57%**
Conway County-9%-9%-1%11%5%**
Craighead County14%12%13%23%26%
Crawford County-10%1%-11%19%34%**
Crittenden County-11%-5%-17%26%16%**
Cross County-12%-7%-10%13%-38%****
Dallas County-29%-15%-33%-5%43%**
Desha County-17%-14%-23%9%4%**
Drew County-3%-14%-20%16%-30%****
Faulkner County1%10%-1%45%5%
Franklin County-13%-2%-13%9%32%**
Fulton County1%4%-16%8%-2%**
Garland County-3%8%-8%22%-3%
Grant County-7%4%-8%20%9%****
Greene County4%13%2%20%12%**
Hempstead County-18%-10%-16%11%-65%****
Hot Spring County-15%0%-3%26%-10%**
Howard County-11%-14%-13%18%-27%****
Independence County2%1%-3%17%9%**
Izard County-8%-1%2%6%31%**
Jackson County-11%1%-14%2%-14%**
Jefferson County-21%-12%-22%14%-19%
Johnson County1%-2%-9%23%-18%**
Lafayette County-32%-27%-14%-2%30%****
Lawrence County-7%-4%-9%-5%11%**
Lee County-30%-16%-11%-14%19%**
Lincoln County-33%-3%-5%14%-29%****
Little River County-12%-10%-19%15%-40%******
Logan County-20%8%-9%9%-22%**
Lonoke County-1%10%2%32%71%
Madison County1%7%-5%31%12%****
Marion County2%8%-18%12%59%**
Miller County-4%-12%-5%26%-35%**
Mississippi County-20%-16%-14%8%-13%**
Monroe County-26%-14%-26%-4%65%**
Montgomery County-22%-3%-18%3%30%****
Nevada County-13%-21%-2%-3%197%**
Newton County-21%-8%-33%18%-57%******
Ouachita County-13%-16%-25%3%23%
Perry County-7%-10%-10%13%26%****
Phillips County-29%-26%-32%-2%-39%**
Pike County-20%-17%-10%12%19%**
Poinsett County-8%-6%-13%1%32%**
Polk County-9%-9%-16%11%12%**
Pope County-2%3%-8%26%4%**
Prairie County-9%-10%-15%16%-8%****
Pulaski County-0%1%-8%32%41%
Randolph County4%10%-8%10%-6%****
Saline County11%10%10%32%54%
Scott County-19%-4%-22%3%-1%****
Searcy County-7%3%-15%8%-2%**
Sebastian County-5%4%-9%25%49%
Sevier County-9%-5%-8%5%-48%******
Sharp County-4%15%-7%1%25%**
St. Francis County-23%-19%-28%12%-24%**
Stone County-6%12%-13%4%46%****
Union County-8%-13%-15%16%-17%**
Van Buren County-12%-19%-10%7%-10%**
Washington County15%17%21%48%8%
White County-4%-6%-4%22%-0%
Woodruff County-12%-31%-19%8%-22%****
Yell County-16%-7%-11%6%19%**

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rate is percentage change from 2008-12. Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Total Population by Age
Under 2020 to 3940 to 5960 to 8485 or Older
Arkansas County4,3313,7784,2394,300376**
Ashley County4,8243,8804,7974,851666**
Baxter County8,0977,7049,41214,9041,684
Benton County80,91681,30370,70549,4264,178
Boone County9,3258,7958,9889,575979
Bowie County, Texas24,18324,46922,53819,7481,809
Bradley County2,9072,2712,6822,354247**
Calhoun County1,0411,2231,1581,29358******
Carroll County7,0155,6706,7248,393560**
Chicot County2,4892,3742,3462,697328**
Clark County5,7486,6894,3624,318352**
Clay County3,4343,3543,4883,895366**
Cleburne County5,1735,0425,8938,058782**
Cleveland County1,8051,6551,9511,892245**
Columbia County5,9496,7734,7184,453814**
Conway County5,0924,5015,7144,988487**
Craighead County31,55032,40426,52218,8011,761
Crawford County15,90315,00515,50713,286892**
Crittenden County14,25912,22711,3529,456651**
Cross County4,4353,7474,4423,986217****
Dallas County1,5721,3821,5221,742254**
Desha County3,0472,5032,7042,794237**
Drew County5,0104,0903,8404,126243****
Faulkner County33,01040,25828,25021,6741,419
Franklin County4,2643,8694,3714,117539**
Fulton County2,8612,3252,7883,903306**
Garland County21,84422,19624,11429,3492,518
Grant County4,3874,5854,5824,206262****
Greene County12,13612,04811,5589,434778**
Hempstead County5,4284,4935,0744,857185****
Hot Spring County7,2448,2258,8168,332512**
Howard County3,5972,8593,1272,950246****
Independence County10,1019,5029,1828,286839**
Izard County2,6062,9703,6164,166390**
Jackson County3,6304,7034,4633,685303**
Jefferson County16,52017,52916,45015,3181,117
Johnson County7,2706,0216,4455,783406**
Lafayette County1,3311,1861,8041,789167****
Lawrence County4,1524,0283,9073,705466**
Lee County1,8742,1412,5661,814271**
Lincoln County2,1344,2053,9332,600144****
Little River County2,9292,7002,9233,337135******
Logan County4,8894,8175,7255,413403**
Lonoke County20,18220,27118,80113,7901,248
Madison County4,2973,6904,4214,076253****
Marion County3,3803,0004,1775,952396**
Miller County11,23810,13511,3269,492491**
Mississippi County11,4839,98310,3367,908651**
Monroe County1,6081,3981,6981,821262**
Montgomery County1,6861,6082,2042,831226****
Nevada County2,1131,6802,2052,030264**
Newton County1,5661,4301,5492,60593******
Ouachita County5,7534,7625,5795,857655
Perry County2,4212,0622,6362,746190****
Phillips County4,7923,4763,8143,970321**
Pike County2,4552,1522,6942,687217**
Poinsett County6,0505,4655,8655,042575**
Polk County4,8603,7914,8305,453450**
Pope County17,22017,24314,81812,9321,262**
Prairie County1,8251,6212,1922,349230****
Pulaski County100,717111,99496,37781,1278,107
Randolph County4,8494,6594,0884,621402****
Saline County31,25930,17732,00428,4802,068
Scott County2,4972,1472,4962,589142****
Searcy County1,7131,4602,0462,442219**
Sebastian County33,44933,97631,57126,2522,936
Sevier County4,9953,9913,8752,927125******
Sharp County3,9553,5814,1975,070619**
St. Francis County5,6926,3465,6775,101322**
Stone County2,6392,4883,0013,838427****
Union County10,2028,59910,0179,302695**
Van Buren County3,4702,7044,2474,943536**
Washington County69,74979,24257,52637,8402,974
White County20,55319,64319,17616,5041,242
Woodruff County1,5821,0731,6731,775156****
Yell County5,2254,9435,4074,214553**

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.



What does this measure?

The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2008-12, broken down by age groups.

Why is this important?

Population measures provide insight on how communities are changing in size and composition. The age distribution of a population affects a community's character and the services that it requires. For example, an area with a large concentration of youth will have different service needs now and in the future than an area with a large elderly population.

How is Arkansas doing?

Arkansas is getting older. From 2008-12 to 2018-22, Arkansas had large increases in its populations between the ages of 60-84 (up 21%) and 85+ (up 13%). Thus, 24% of the state's population was aged 60 and older (in contrast to 20% in 2008-12). The population of those aged 40-59 decreased by 5% and those under 20 decreased by 2%.

Within the state, only 17% of counties saw their percentages of children and young adults (under age 20) increase. Similarly, only 34% of counties saw increases in their shares of the young working population ages 20-39. Nevada County had the largest change in its oldest age category with the population of those 85+ increasing by 197% and Washington County had the largest increase in those 60-84, at 48%.

Baxter County had the largest share of residents age 60 and over (40%). In contrast, Washington County had the smallest share of those aged 60 and over (17%).

Notes about the data

Individuals age into and out of these groups, and this indicator should not be interpreted as a measure of groups moving to or away from the region. Data for this indicator is released annually in December.





INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Child Care for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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