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State Income Data - AR

Arkansas

Income & Poverty
2015
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

140,675
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 51.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 107.7%
% 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 2011-2015 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) 22.8%
With related children under age 18
29.1%
With related children under age 5
24.1%
Married-couple families 16.9%
With related children under age 18
21.9%
With related children under age 5
N
Families with female householder, no husband present 57.5%
With related children under age 18
66.4%
With related children under age 5
88.6%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 46,750
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
21.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.6%
Noncitizens 93,925
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
25.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
44.3%
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 9,479
Below 100% of the poverty level
12.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 86,620
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.0%
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) (%) 2,746,662
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 30.7%
% change: 1990-2000 -9.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.1%
With related children under age 18
21.3%
With related children under age 5
24.9%
Married-couple families 6.2%
With related children under age 18
9.3%
With related children under age 5
9.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.4%
With related children under age 18
45.2%
With related children under age 5
53.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,703,909
Below 100% of the poverty level 492,160
Speaks only English
2,505,535
Below 100% of the poverty level 436,136
Speaks Spanish
142,162
Below 100% of the poverty level 45,975
Speaks other Indo-European languages
21,231
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,364
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
31,307
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,815
Speaks other languages
3,674
Below 100% of the poverty level 870
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.2%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 32.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.1%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.8%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.7%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 67,718
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 30.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 25.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 11.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 9.2%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 23,778
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
5.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
26.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.9%
Noncitizens (%) 43,940
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
32.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
27.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
9.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
7.7%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $31,543
Female $24,042
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
$35,417
Female
$28,939
Noncitizens  
Male
$30,927
Female
$22,341
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 851,035
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.6%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $41,334
Female $32,380
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $41,218
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $45,911
Noncitizens $37,642
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $42,043
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 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 54.8%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 67.9%
Noncitizens 46.0%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 65.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 142,042
With health insurance 66.1%
With private health insurance
56.7%
With public coverage
14.3%
No health insurance coverage 33.9%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 46,641
With health insurance 85.2%
With private health insurance
70.0%
With public coverage
27.6%
No health insurance coverage 14.8%
Noncitizens (%) 95,401
With health insurance 56.8%
With private health insurance
50.2%
With public coverage
7.7%
No health insurance coverage 43.2%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,782,265
With health insurance 91.8%
With private health insurance
61.6%
With public coverage
43.5%
No health insurance coverage 8.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “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.