E.g., 06/27/2015
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State Income Data - AR

Arkansas

Income & Poverty
2013
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, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

131,537
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 30.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 43.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 110.5%
% change: 1990-2000 301.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 28.5%
With related children under age 18
31.9%
With related children under age 5
35.5%
Married-couple families 22.1%
With related children under age 18
24.3%
With related children under age 5
26.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 56.0%
With related children under age 18
62.6%
With related children under age 5
70.3%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 43,182
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.3%
100-199% of the poverty level
28.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
60.7%
Noncitizens 88,355
Below 100% of the poverty level
32.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
32.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
34.7%
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 9,474
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 84,034
Below 100% of the poverty level
30.4%
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) (%) 2,741,803
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 57.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 34.7%
% change: 1990-2000 -9.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.7%
With related children under age 18
23.0%
With related children under age 5
26.1%
Married-couple families 6.3%
With related children under age 18
9.8%
With related children under age 5
10.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.9%
With related children under age 18
48.7%
With related children under age 5
57.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,687,495
Below 100% of the poverty level 504,761
Speaks only English
2,500,738
Below 100% of the poverty level 451,802
Speaks Spanish
137,579
Below 100% of the poverty level 43,730
Speaks other Indo-European languages
20,176
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,299
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
22,674
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,001
Speaks other languages
6,328
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,929
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.8%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.1%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 31.8%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.4%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.5%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 59,667
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 10.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 33.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 21.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 11.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 10.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 10.1%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 21,828
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
26.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
22.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
13.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
13.4%
Noncitizens (%) 37,839
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
13.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
38.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
7.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
9.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
8.1%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $26,598
Female $24,456
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
$36,046
Female
$26,793
Noncitizens  
Male
$23,041
Female
$21,983
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 840,563
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 19.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 12.5%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $41,027
Female $31,293
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $36,253
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $43,717
Noncitizens $31,853
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $40,688
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 50.3%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 71.8%
Noncitizens 36.9%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 132,979
With health insurance 56.8%
With private health insurance
48.4%
With public coverage
11.7%
No health insurance coverage 43.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 43,466
With health insurance 76.8%
With private health insurance
61.2%
With public coverage
23.7%
No health insurance coverage 23.2%
Noncitizens (%) 89,513
With health insurance 47.1%
With private health insurance
42.2%
With public coverage
5.9%
No health insurance coverage 52.9%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,774,035
With health insurance 85.3%
With private health insurance
58.6%
With public coverage
39.1%
No health insurance coverage 14.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.