Cities & States

Little Rock
Population: 196,943
Fort Smith
Population: 87,603
Population: 79,037
Population: 75,088
Population: 71,576
North Little Rock
Population: 65,538
Population: 63,555
Population: 60,384
Pine Bluff
Population: 46,228
Population: 40,368

Pulaski County
Population: 390,463
Benton County
Population: 238,198
Washington County
Population: 216,432
Sebastian County
Population: 127,273
Faulkner County
Population: 119,343
Saline County
Population: 113,833
Craighead County
Population: 101,409
Garland County
Population: 96,954
White County
Population: 78,660
Jefferson County
Population: 73,548


State of Arkansas Demographics

While home to the nation’s number one retailer, Walmart, and a handful of other Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas’ economy is heavily dependent upon manufacturing, agriculture and forestry. Arkansas ranks among the top producers of poultry products, rice and cotton in the nation.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Arkansas for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arizona’s labor force participation and unemployment rates were relatively flat from August 2016-August 2017, but its labor force had a healthy 1.88% increase over the same annual time period. You can view what jobs are available in Arkansas, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings pageArkansas Demographics

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state include the State of Arkansas, Walmart, Tyson Foods, U.S. Federal Government, Baptist Health, Sisters of Mercy Health System, Community Health Systems, St. Vincent Health System, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Kroger Company. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

View more Arkansas demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Arkansas below. More employment information for the State of Arkansas and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
8.86% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Arkansas

Directory of Counties in Arkansas

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