According to the most recent Little Rock Arkansas demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Little Rock shows it has a Population 2021 of 201,893 which is at the top of all other places in the area. Figure 3 uses the Little Rock population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Little Rock Arkansas depicts an increase of 8,369 (4%).
The total Little Rock Arkansas greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Little Rock shows it has a Population Change of 4.3% which is the third most population percent change of all other places in the greater Little Rock region.
Looking at the Little Rock population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Little Rock Arkansas shows it has 1,701 people per square mile which is the second most of all the places in the metro area. The next lower population density is Shannon Hills about the same size with population density of 1,678. The city with the highest population density in the area is Cammack Village which shows a people per square mile of 2,793 (64.2% larger). Figure 6 provides Little Rock demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Little Rock depicts it has a Median Age of 36.7 which is the third most median age of all other places in the greater Little Rock region. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is College Station CDP which depicts an age of 45.3 (23.4% larger).
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Little Rock population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Little Rock Arkansas has the largest proportion of Black population at 3.1% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.5% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Little Rock Arkansas Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Little Rock shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 7.8% which is the second most Hispanic Population of all the places in the greater Little Rock region.
Little Rock Arkansas Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Little Rock households. Little Rock shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is in the mid range of other places in the surrounding region. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Sweet Home CDP which depicts an average family size of 6.1 (about twice as large).
Looking at Little Rock households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Little Rock depicts it has a Married-couple family of 62% which is in the mid range of other places in the local area. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Shannon Hills which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 76% (21.0% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Little Rock depicts it has a Birth Rate of 5.6% which is in the mid range of other places in the metropolitan area. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Sweet Home CDP which depicts a birth rate of 24.8% (approximately 4.4 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 less than most other places in the metro area at 19% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 10% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 4% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Little Rock households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Little Rock shows it has a Total Single People of 58% which is the third most percent single people of all other places in the greater Little Rock region. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Sweet Home CDP which shows a percent single of 85% (46.7% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Little Rock is 15.3% larger. Also, in comparison with the state of Arkansas, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Little Rock is 18.3% larger.
Little Rock Arkansas Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Little Rock residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Little Rock Arkansas has the largest proportion of citizens born In US at 3% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 4% of the total and is ranked #1. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 at 46% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 North Little Rock (48%), and #1 Shannon Hills (84%) are larger. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 22% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Landmark CDP (29%), and #1 Cammack Village (30%) are larger.
Little Rock Arkansas Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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