E.g., 09/29/2016
E.g., 09/29/2016

State Income Data - AR

Arkansas

Income & Poverty
2014
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

138,290
Below 100% of the poverty level 24.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 34.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 41.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 106.8%
% change: 1990-2000 301.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 27.8%
With related children under age 18
33.6%
With related children under age 5
34.3%
Married-couple families 24.4%
With related children under age 18
28.9%
With related children under age 5
24.9%
Families with female householder, no husband present 44.3%
With related children under age 18
54.5%
With related children under age 5
64.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 41,736
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
23.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
62.7%
Noncitizens 96,554
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
39.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
32.2%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 10,012
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 91,204
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,744,566
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.1%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 29.2%
% change: 1990-2000 -9.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.0%
With related children under age 18
20.9%
With related children under age 5
23.4%
Married-couple families 6.0%
With related children under age 18
8.1%
With related children under age 5
6.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.4%
With related children under age 18
46.2%
With related children under age 5
52.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 71,961
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 28.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 48.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,532,113
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 24,035
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,260,230
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 25.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 55.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 2,695,272
Below 100% of the poverty level 487,410
Speaks only English
2,507,565
Below 100% of the poverty level 435,645
Speaks Spanish
138,308
Below 100% of the poverty level 42,550
Speaks other Indo-European languages
17,043
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,504
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
28,766
Below 100% of the poverty level 5,846
Speaks other languages
3,590
Below 100% of the poverty level 865
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.8%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.7%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.3%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 24.1%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 64,100
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 32.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 21.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 12.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 8.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 21,289
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
15.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
24.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
14.9%
Noncitizens (%) 42,811
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
41.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
13.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
4.6%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $28,314
Female $24,745
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$41,197
Female
$31,504
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,446
Female
$21,293
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 851,198
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 19.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 13.4%
Nothing 1  
Nothing 2  
Nothing 3  
Nothing 4  
Nothing 5  
Nothing 6  
Nothing 7  
Nothing 8  
Nothing 9  
Nothing 10  
Nothing 11  
Nothing 12  
Nothing 13  
Nothing 14  
Nothing 15  
Nothing 16  
Nothing 17  
Native Born Native Born
Male $40,777
Female $31,478
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $36,613
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $47,697
Noncitizens $32,537
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $41,539
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 50.5%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 78.9%
Noncitizens 34.3%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 139,291
With health insurance 57.4%
With private health insurance
48.2%
With public coverage
13.5%
No health insurance coverage 42.6%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 41,872
With health insurance 84.5%
With private health insurance
69.4%
With public coverage
25.6%
No health insurance coverage 15.5%
Noncitizens (%) 97,419
With health insurance 45.8%
With private health insurance
39.1%
With public coverage
8.3%
No health insurance coverage 54.2%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,775,085
With health insurance 89.8%
With private health insurance
61.0%
With public coverage
41.5%
No health insurance coverage 10.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.