Southwest Region

Demographics

Total Population

360,560

Households

143,979

Median Age

41

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Housing

Total Housing Units

173,711

Owner Occupied

96,081

Renter Occupied

47,898

Vacant

29,732

Median Home Value

$93,403


Average Home Value

$134,436

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Income

Median Household

2016

$37,254

2021

$40,046

Average Household

2016

$51,663

2021

$56,577

Per Capita

2016

$21,216

2021

$23,194

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

113,307

Carpooled

17,731

Public

679

Work At Home

4,278

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01

Workforce

Workers 16+

140,523

Graduates

High School

74,345

Associates

17,831

Bachelor's

26,411

Graduate

15,599

Total Employed

165,016

Total Businesses

15,764

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

196

Employed

928

Mining

Businesses

65

Employed

1,250

Utilities

Businesses

91

Employed

1,051

Construction

Businesses

1,134

Employed

6,776

Manufacturing

Businesses

462

Employed

17,759

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

586

Employed

6,402

Source:

ESRI, 2017-06-01
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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.