Families
Median Household Income
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Median Household Income
2013-17
Arkansas County$38,532
Ashley County$36,407
Baxter County$40,072
Benton County$61,271
Boone County$40,727
Bowie County, Texas$46,283
Bradley County$36,310
Calhoun County$37,225
Carroll County$39,686
Chicot County$32,412
Clark County$37,144
Clay County$32,219
Cleburne County$42,312
Cleveland County$44,840
Columbia County$37,072
Conway County$39,638
Craighead County$45,672
Crawford County$43,504
Crittenden County$38,558
Cross County$41,081
Dallas County$35,794
Desha County$27,036
Drew County$36,092
Faulkner County$50,316
Franklin County$39,472
Fulton County$36,051
Garland County$41,672
Grant County$49,968
Greene County$45,566
Hempstead County$38,701
Hot Spring County$40,626
Howard County$34,851
Independence County$39,945
Izard County$39,135
Jackson County$32,783
Jefferson County$37,630
Johnson County$35,758
Lafayette County$32,500
Lawrence County$37,603
Lee County$27,901
Lincoln County$38,873**
Little River County$36,963
Logan County$37,982
Lonoke County$57,290
Madison County$42,894
Marion County$36,113
Miller County$41,862
Mississippi County$36,417
Monroe County$31,584
Montgomery County$35,252
Nevada County$36,995
Newton County$38,134
Ouachita County$32,136
Perry County$46,168
Phillips County$26,652
Pike County$36,893
Poinsett County$37,487
Polk County$33,870
Pope County$40,668
Prairie County$41,244
Pulaski County$48,850
Randolph County$35,930
Saline County$58,985
Scott County$37,396
Searcy County$36,716
Sebastian County$40,932
Sevier County$43,675
Sharp County$31,792
St. Francis County$33,102
Stone County$33,091
Union County$41,106
Van Buren County$34,428
Washington County$47,452
White County$44,074
Woodruff County$30,097
Yell County$39,696

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
50

OUT OF 51
2013-17

STATE TREND

Maintaining


$43,813

2013-17

What does this measure?

Median household income, in 2017 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 2013-17, the median income was about $43,800, down 7% after adjusting for inflation from 2000. This was about 76% of the national median income, making Arkansas second to last in the nation on this indicator, just above Mississippi ($42,000). Median income was by far the lowest for black or African American households at $29,300, close to the poverty threshold for a four-person family with two children (about $24,900). Median incomes were highest among Asian households at $65,600 and were nearly $47,600 for white households.

Within the state, median incomes were below $30,000 in Lee, Desha and Phillips counties and above $50,000 in Faulkner, Lonoke, Saline and Benton counties.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2016 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
20002008-122013-17
Arkansas$47,350$43,272$43,813

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$36,408$65,576$29,299$36,844$36,222$37,592$47,575

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.









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
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
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
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 Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Maintaining
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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