Families
Households Below ALICE Threshold
Source: United for ALICE
Households Below ALICE Threshold
2017
Arkansas County44%
Ashley County45%
Baxter County39%
Benton County26%
Boone County45%
Bradley County46%
Calhoun County44%
Carroll County46%
Chicot County52%
Clark County47%
Clay County49%
Cleburne County39%
Cleveland County35%
Columbia County48%
Conway County47%
Craighead County33%
Crawford County42%
Crittenden County51%
Cross County46%
Dallas County47%
Desha County52%
Drew County49%
Faulkner County39%
Franklin County46%
Fulton County45%
Garland County39%
Grant County39%
Greene County38%
Hempstead County49%
Hot Spring County45%
Howard County48%
Independence County41%
Izard County46%
Jackson County51%
Jefferson County46%
Johnson County53%
Lafayette County51%
Lawrence County48%
Lee County64%
Lincoln County43%
Little River County43%
Logan County48%
Lonoke County39%
Madison County44%
Marion County49%
Miller County45%
Mississippi County49%
Monroe County47%
Montgomery County50%
Nevada County44%
Newton County44%
Ouachita County51%
Perry County44%
Phillips County57%
Pike County50%
Poinsett County45%
Polk County54%
Pope County46%
Prairie County35%
Pulaski County37%
Randolph County46%
Saline County30%
Scott County45%
Searcy County44%
Sebastian County45%
Sevier County50%
Sharp County51%
St. Francis County57%
Stone County55%
Union County45%
Van Buren County47%
Washington County39%
White County46%
Woodruff County52%
Yell County46%

Source: United for ALICE







NATIONAL RANKING
43

OUT OF 51
2018

STATE TREND

Not Available




What does this measure?

The percent of households below the ALICE threshold. ALICE is an acronym for "Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed."

ALICE is designed as an improvement on the federal poverty level, which is not based on the current cost of basic household necessities and does not adjust for cost-of-living differences across the U.S. (excepting Alaska and Hawai'i).

ALICE provides a measure of households that do not earn enough to fully provide for basic household needs such as housing, food, transportation, child care, health care, and necessary technology to participate in the modern economy, such as internet access - even though many have income higher than the federal poverty level.

Why is this important?

ALICE provides a better indication than the federal poverty level of how many households and families are struggling or thriving in the current economy, painting a more accurate picture of local and regional conditions. This can aid communities and policy makers in assessing the level of support and assistance programs appropriate for households in their area.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2018, 46% of households in Arkansas were below the ALICE threshold, making Arkansas 43rd in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

In 2017 (the most recent year from which county-level data is available), ALICE rates by county ranged from a third or less of the population in Benton (26%), Saline (30%) and Craighead (33%) counties, to more than half of the population in 14 out of Arkansas' 75 counties, with the highest rates in Phillips, St. Francis (both 57%) and Lee (64%) counties.

Notes about the data

The Arkansas ALICE report was sponsored by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and Entergy Arkansas and we'd like to thank United for ALICE.

Information on the ALICE definition and methodology is available on the United for ALICE website: https://www.unitedforalice.org/methodology.





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


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