Families
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Median Household Income
2014-18
Arkansas County$39,466
Ashley County$39,635
Baxter County$41,481
Benton County$64,141
Boone County$43,262
Bowie County, Texas$47,505
Bradley County$39,510
Calhoun County$44,022
Carroll County$43,505
Chicot County$33,051
Clark County$39,752
Clay County$33,935
Cleburne County$43,391
Cleveland County$42,460
Columbia County$36,148
Conway County$41,196
Craighead County$45,868
Crawford County$46,619
Crittenden County$39,002
Cross County$43,838
Dallas County$36,628
Desha County$30,234
Drew County$43,014
Faulkner County$51,930
Franklin County$39,463
Fulton County$36,184
Garland County$43,146
Grant County$51,920
Greene County$47,497
Hempstead County$41,355
Hot Spring County$41,262
Howard County$35,900
Independence County$43,523
Izard County$40,218
Jackson County$33,174
Jefferson County$38,289
Johnson County$37,170
Lafayette County$32,412
Lawrence County$38,528
Lee County$28,367
Lincoln County$45,166**
Little River County$45,388
Logan County$39,748
Lonoke County$57,509
Madison County$43,891
Marion County$35,518
Miller County$41,903
Mississippi County$37,237
Monroe County$35,190
Montgomery County$37,855
Nevada County$37,635
Newton County$39,896
Ouachita County$34,887
Perry County$46,071
Phillips County$29,263
Pike County$37,406
Poinsett County$39,277
Polk County$37,035
Pope County$41,914
Prairie County$41,846
Pulaski County$50,093
Randolph County$36,870
Saline County$62,152
Scott County$35,509
Searcy County$36,390
Sebastian County$43,240
Sevier County$46,667
Sharp County$33,708
St. Francis County$35,356
Stone County$36,162
Union County$44,000
Van Buren County$36,897
Washington County$49,629
White County$43,822
Woodruff County$31,023
Yell County$42,361

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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
49

OUT OF 51
2014-18

STATE TREND

Maintaining


$45,726

2014-18

What does this measure?

Median household income, in 2018 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

Why is this important?

Median household income is a gauge of the overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of its residents.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2014-18, the median income was about $45,700, down 6% after adjusting for inflation from 2000. This was about 76% of the national median income, making Arkansas third to last in the nation on this indicator, just above Mississippi ($43,600) and West Virginia ($44,900). Median income was by far the lowest for black or African American households at $30,800, close to the poverty threshold for a four-person family with two children (about $25,465). Median incomes were highest among Asian households at $65,900 and $49,600 for white households.

Within the state, median incomes were lowest in Lee and Phillips counties (all below $30,000) and highest in Benton, Saline and Lonoke counties (all above $55,000).

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2018 dollars. 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


Median Household Income
20002009-132014-18
Arkansas$48,506$43,944$45,726

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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


Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian and Native AlaskanAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicSome Other RaceTwo or More RacesWhite
Arkansas$37,801$65,919$30,758$39,787$38,589$38,068$49,581

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. 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.









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