Families
Households Below ALICE Threshold
Source: United for ALICE
Households Below ALICE Threshold
2021
Arkansas County42%
Ashley County54%
Baxter County50%
Benton County34%
Boone County45%
Bradley County58%
Calhoun County50%
Carroll County44%
Chicot County61%
Clark County50%
Clay County54%
Cleburne County46%
Cleveland County52%
Columbia County60%
Conway County48%
Craighead County46%
Crawford County47%
Crittenden County53%
Cross County53%
Dallas County59%
Desha County58%
Drew County50%
Faulkner County42%
Franklin County53%
Fulton County59%
Garland County46%
Grant County40%
Greene County44%
Hempstead County52%
Hot Spring County51%
Howard County51%
Independence County49%
Izard County54%
Jackson County60%
Jefferson County59%
Johnson County58%
Lafayette County57%
Lawrence County56%
Lee County66%
Lincoln County49%
Little River County42%
Logan County48%
Lonoke County47%
Madison County51%
Marion County55%
Miller County52%
Mississippi County52%
Monroe County51%
Montgomery County51%
Nevada County59%
Newton County52%
Ouachita County53%
Perry County50%
Phillips County62%
Pike County52%
Poinsett County50%
Polk County53%
Pope County51%
Prairie County49%
Pulaski County48%
Randolph County53%
Saline County41%
Scott County51%
Searcy County63%
Sebastian County45%
Sevier County57%
Sharp County61%
St. Francis County64%
Stone County63%
Union County50%
Van Buren County55%
Washington County38%
White County50%
Woodruff County50%
Yell County48%

Source: United for ALICE







NATIONAL RANKING
45

OUT OF 51
2021

STATE TREND

Increasing


47%

2021

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 2021, 47% of households in Arkansas were below the ALICE threshold, making Arkansas 45th in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

In 2021 (the most recent year from which county-level data is available), ALICE rates by county ranged from about a third of the population in Benton (34%), to more than half of the population in 43 out of Arkansas' 75 counties, with the highest rates in Lee (66%) and St. Francis (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
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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