Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexLittle RockArkansasNational
Income per capita$37,188$23,401$29,829
Median household income$53,620$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,948$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,166$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$40,498$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$33,146$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level15.3%18.8%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Little Rock is 25% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Little Rock is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Little Rock is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Little Rock is 1% higher than the national average

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      $35,743 $53,620 $107,240
      $28,221 $42,336 $84,672
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Little Rock employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.7%9.7%
      Manufacturing sector8.6%8.6%
      Financial & insurance services4.9%4.9%
      Wholesale & retail services17.7%17.7%
      Public administration4.5%4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%6.3%
      Education, health & social services16.0%16.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Natural Steps, AR562$135,455144.8%
      Cammack Village, AR887$86,42956.2%
      Maumelle, AR18,193$84,11252.0%
      Bryant, AR20,563$71,80229.8%
      East End, AR6,150$70,08726.7%
      Little Rock, AR198,067$53,6203.1%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sunrise Manor, NV198,187$44,64119.3%
      Augusta, GA197,535$43,75920.9%
      Burlington, ON197,435n/a 
      Akron, OH197,375$40,28127.2%
      Montgomery, AL199,054$49,60810.3%
      Little Rock, AR198,067$53,6203.1%
      Source: The Little Rock, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).