Little Rock demographics profile

StatisticLittle RockArkansasNational
Population197,6402,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,6645591
Median age35.937.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%58%55%
Speak English90%93%79%
Speak Spanish6%5%13%
Little Rock, AR has a population of 197,640 and is the 121st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,664 per sq mi which is 2900% higher than the Arkansas average and 1736% higher than the national average. The median age in Little Rock is 36 which is approximately 5% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Little Rock, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 67% of Little Rock residents were born in Arkansas, 25% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Little Rock is 2900% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Little Rock is 5% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Little Rock 51.01% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Little Rock 41.89% of the population is African American.
  • In Little Rock 2.95% of the population is Asian.

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Little Rock population breakdown by race

RaceLittle RockArkansasNational
Caucasian51.01%77.72%73.35%
African American41.89%15.52%12.63%
Asian2.95%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.25%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race2.25%2.23%3.06%
Other race1.62%2.28%4.75%
In Little Rock, 6.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Little Rock age breakdown

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Source: The Little Rock, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).