Income/capita 10%
Household income 45%
Unemployment 18%
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IndexDowntownLittle RockArkansas
Income per capita$26,768$30,678$23,401
Median household income$30,291$46,578$42,336
Median income owner occupied$0$66,802$53,342
Median income renter occupied$0$31,785$26,724
Median earnings male$29,724$34,908$31,526
Median earnings female$30,274$28,347$22,388
Unemployment rate5.5%4.2%4.0%
Poverty leveln/a18.5%18.8%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Downtown is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Downtown is 45% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown is 18% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Downtown is 100% lower than the national average

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      Downtown median earnings by income bracket

      Downtown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.2%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector8.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.9%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services9.8%8.8%
      Public administration5.9%9.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%1.2%
      Education, health & social services18.7%31.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Maumelle, AR17,795$78,77942.4%
      Natural Steps, AR464$77,04539.3%
      Cammack Village, AR969$63,61115.0%
      Bryant, AR19,529$62,30212.6%
      Sherwood, AR30,251$59,3307.2%
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57815.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Amarillo, TX197,570$49,68410.2%
      Burlington, ON197,435n/a 
      Glendale, CA197,895$56,0691.4%
      Augusta, GA196,784$38,45830.5%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036.3%
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57815.8%
      Source: The Downtown, Little Rock, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).