Families
Female-headed Households
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Single Female-Headed Households
2014-18
Arkansas County14%
Ashley County13%
Baxter County8%
Benton County10%
Boone County10%
Bowie County, Texas16%
Bradley County14%
Calhoun County11%**
Carroll County8%**
Chicot County20%
Clark County14%
Clay County12%**
Cleburne County9%
Cleveland County13%**
Columbia County16%
Conway County14%
Craighead County15%
Crawford County12%
Crittenden County22%
Cross County16%
Dallas County18%**
Desha County18%
Drew County12%
Faulkner County11%
Franklin County9%**
Fulton County13%**
Garland County13%
Grant County13%
Greene County13%
Hempstead County16%
Hot Spring County12%
Howard County15%
Independence County11%
Izard County7%**
Jackson County15%
Jefferson County18%
Johnson County12%
Lafayette County15%**
Lawrence County10%
Lee County18%
Lincoln County14%**
Little River County14%**
Logan County14%
Lonoke County12%
Madison County10%**
Marion County9%**
Miller County18%
Mississippi County20%
Monroe County20%
Montgomery County9%**
Nevada County19%**
Newton County6%****
Ouachita County17%
Perry County10%**
Phillips County24%
Pike County9%**
Poinsett County17%
Polk County12%
Pope County10%
Prairie County12%
Pulaski County16%
Randolph County13%
Saline County12%
Scott County9%**
Searcy County8%****
Sebastian County13%
Sevier County13%**
Sharp County10%
St. Francis County21%
Stone County9%****
Union County16%
Van Buren County9%**
Washington County9%
White County12%
Woodruff County16%**
Yell County15%

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%.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households
2014-18
Arkansas County1,043
Ashley County1,041
Baxter County1,557
Benton County9,467
Boone County1,427
Bowie County, Texas5,463
Bradley County642
Calhoun County211**
Carroll County876**
Chicot County867
Clark County1,159
Clay County764**
Cleburne County969
Cleveland County435**
Columbia County1,470
Conway County1,161
Craighead County6,234
Crawford County2,886
Crittenden County4,149
Cross County1,085
Dallas County532**
Desha County943
Drew County859
Faulkner County4,958
Franklin County600**
Fulton County653**
Garland County5,270
Grant County890
Greene County2,217
Hempstead County1,248
Hot Spring County1,493
Howard County749
Independence County1,577
Izard County339**
Jackson County905
Jefferson County4,894
Johnson County1,211
Lafayette County434**
Lawrence County685
Lee County593
Lincoln County513**
Little River County771**
Logan County1,189
Lonoke County3,324
Madison County626**
Marion County624**
Miller County2,971
Mississippi County3,439
Monroe County649
Montgomery County321**
Nevada County628**
Newton County176****
Ouachita County1,753
Perry County353**
Phillips County1,811
Pike County393**
Poinsett County1,578
Polk County947
Pope County2,355
Prairie County457
Pulaski County25,734
Randolph County950
Saline County5,155
Scott County333**
Searcy County259****
Sebastian County6,800
Sevier County767**
Sharp County765
St. Francis County1,916
Stone County424****
Union County2,606
Van Buren County648**
Washington County8,066
White County3,573
Woodruff County455**
Yell County1,129

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%.



NATIONAL RANKING
40

OUT OF 51
2014-18

STATE TREND

Increasing


13%

2014-18
1% = 11,522

What does this measure?

The percentage of households headed by a woman living with one or more related family members.

Why is this important?

Female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty, especially if children are present. These differences can signal gender disparities in access to income or employment.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2014-18, 13% of households were headed by females, up 1 percent from 2000 and the same as the national rate. This makes Arkansas 40th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The rate was higher for black or African American households at 29%, though that was a decline from 32% in 2000. Among Arkansas counties, rates were highest in Phillips (24%) and Crittenden (22%) counties.

Notes about the data

The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined 5 years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with 3 asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval). The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator is expected to be released annually in December.




Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Single Female-Headed Households
20002009-132014-18
Arkansas12%13%13%

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%.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households
20002009-132014-18
Arkansas122,577151,335152,951

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%.






Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Single Female-Headed Households by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas15%**8%**29%10%9%******20%15%10%

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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




Number of Single Female-Headed Households by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas1,061**1,058**50,32687,461161******4,0823,08493,179

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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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