Arkansas QuickFacts

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People QuickFacts Arkansas USA
?  Population, 2000 2,673,400281,421,906
?  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 13.7%13.1%
?  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 6.8%6.8%
?  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 25.4%25.7%
?  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 14.0%12.4%
?  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 80.0%75.1%
?  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 15.7%12.3%
?  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.7%0.9%
?  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.8%3.6%
?  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1%0.1%
?  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 1.5%5.5%
?  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.3%2.4%
?  Female population, percent, 2000 51.2%50.9%
?  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 3.2%12.5%
?  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 78.6%69.1%
?  High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 992,669119,524,718
?  College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 199,30432,310,253
?  Housing units, 2000 1,173,043115,904,641
?  Homeownership rate, 2000 69.4%66.2%
?  Households, 2000 1,042,696105,480,101
?  Persons per household, 2000 2.492.59
?  Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 35.6%36.0%
?  Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $27,875$37,005
?  Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 17.5%13.3%
?  Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 25.0%19.9%

Business QuickFacts Arkansas USA
?  Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 62,3536,941,822
?  Private nonfarm employment, 1998 944,935108,117,731
?  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 25.8%15.7%
?  Nonemployer establishments, 1997 143,23615,439,609
?  Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 45,185,9633,842,061,405
?  Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 21,643,6952,460,886,012
?  Retail sales per capita, 1997 $8,575$9,190
?  Minority-owned firms, 1992 7,5941,965,565
?  Women-owned firms, 1992 50,4405,888,883
?  Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 11,5021,663,533
?  Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 13,630,8421,516,775,001
?  Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 90,80610,227,429

Geography QuickFacts Arkansas USA
?  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 52,0683,537,441
?  Persons per square mile, 2000 51.379.6

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

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