Central Region

Demographics

Total Population

721,538

Households

285,394

Median Age

37

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Housing

Total Housing Units

317,999

Owner Occupied

176,985

Renter Occupied

108,409

Vacant

32,605

Median Home Value

$142,832


Average Home Value

$180,079

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Income

Median Household

2017

$48,482

2022

$54,751

Average Household

2017

$67,314

2022

$74,039

Per Capita

2017

$27,028

2022

$29,538

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

270,549

Carpooled

30,788

Public

1,896

Work At Home

8,893

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Workforce

Workers 16+

319,305

Graduates

High School

124,188

Associates

33,388

Bachelor's

88,434

Graduate

50,641

Total Employed

426,646

Total Businesses

31,352

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

114

Employed

521

Mining

Businesses

38

Employed

868

Utilities

Businesses

80

Employed

2,407

Construction

Businesses

2,483

Employed

19,943

Manufacturing

Businesses

845

Employed

19,034

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1,206

Employed

17,433

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01
Fast Fact Image

In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.