Paragould demographics profile

StatisticParagouldArkansasNational
Population27,5212,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8755591
Median age36.137.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%58%55%
Speak English98%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%5%13%
Paragould, AR has a population of 27,521 and is the 1,562nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 875 per sq mi which is 1478% higher than the Arkansas average and 866% higher than the national average. The median age in Paragould is 36 which is approximately 4% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Paragould, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 63% of Paragould residents were born in Arkansas, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Paragould is 1478% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Paragould is 4% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Paragould 95.09% of the population is White.
  • In Paragould 1.30% of the population is African American.
  • In Paragould 0.12% of the population is Asian.

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Paragould population breakdown by race

RaceParagouldArkansasNational
White95.09%77.72%73.35%
African American1.30%15.52%12.63%
Asian0.12%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.37%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race2.03%2.23%3.06%
Other race1.02%2.28%4.75%
In Paragould, 3.1% 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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Paragould age breakdown

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