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  •   State: 
    33° 00′ N to 36° 30′ N | 89° 39′ W to 94° 37′ W
      Area total: 
    53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²) [34,034,256.640 acres]
      Area land: 
    52,035 sq mi (134,771 km²) [33,302,115.840 acres]
      Area water: 
    2.15% = 1,143 sq mi (2,961 km²) [732,140.800 acres]
    2,753 ft (839 m) Mount Magazine
    June 15, 1836 (25nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Little Rock

  • Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    56.4/sq mi (21.8/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $165,221 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.63% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.63% from 2021.  10.6% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  16,545. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.0%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $54,259 respectively per capita 2023 = $56,115.
      Housing units: 
    1,395,709 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 2.2% increase compared to 2020, specifically 30,444 more housing units.

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

Arkansas state map gives clear view that Arkansas is located in the south of the United States of America. Six states of the US share their boundaries with the Arkansas i.e. Mississippi in the east, Tennessee in the north-east, Missouri in the north, Colorado in the west, Texas in the south west, and Louisiana in the south.

The state has very diversified geographic features ranging from mountain ranges to highlands, lowlands and long river valley of Mississippi River. The given map of Arkansas shows, its capital city i.e. Little Rock is situated in the central part of the state. Besides, the Arkansas map also shows the major cities of Arkansas along with major highways, other roads, and railways.

The name of this state is quite interesting; it is Algonquin name of the Quapaw Indians, related to "Kaw" tribe and word "akakaze" meaning "land of downriver people" or the Sioux word "Akakaze" meaning "people of the south wind". Among the tropical humid climate, the state has quite developed infrastructure including roadways, railways, and airways.

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond mine in the world where you can dig for real diamonds and keep them! It's a quirky and fun experience for the whole family; plus, kids ages 6 and under are free to enter.

The US State Arkansas occupies 134,769 m², about 1,47 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Arkansas with 3,004,279 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 12,38 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 717,844 fewer people. The capital Little Rock alone has 199,579 inhabitants.

Little Rock became the capital of the territory of Arkansas  in 1821. The name “little rock” comes from the French explorer Bernard de la Harpe. In 1722, he saw rock formations jutting out from the Ouachita Mountains and named one group the big rock and the other the little rock.

Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The northwestern corner of the state, such as the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is a population, education, and economic center. The largest city in the state's eastern part is Jonesboro. The largest city in the state's southeastern part is Pine Bluff.

Arkansas is known under different nicknames; aka Bear State, or Bowie State, or Hot Springs State, or Land of Opportunity (former official nickname; previously used on license plates), or The Natural State (used on license plates), or Razorback Crystal State, or Toothpick State, or Wonder State and detailed official information about Arkansas can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Arkansas, AR about 471,195 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.16 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Arkansas are about 361,358 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $52,577 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $51,595, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $53,559 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Arkansas = 74.4. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 79. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 91. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Arkansas = 5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Arkansas = 49.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 4.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 91. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 217. 92.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 28.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 29, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 3,013,756 individuals with a median age of 37.1 age the population grows by 7.51% in Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 56.4/sq mi (21.8/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.47 people per household in the 1,131,312 households with an average household income of $49,500 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.90% of the available work force and has dropped -2.26% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.58%. The number of physicians in Arkansas per 100,000 population = 173.3.

The percentage of housing units in Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 60.91%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $96,820 and home appreciation of -1.33%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.87 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $4,796 per student. There are 11.7 students for each teacher in the school, 356 students for each Librarian and 303 students for each Counselor. 4.07% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.45% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.88% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Arkansas's population of 484,471 residents in 1870 has increased 2,3-fold to 3,011,524 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.98% female residents and 49.02% male residents live in Arkansas, USA.

    As of 2020, 61.11% in Arkansas are married and the remaining 38.89% are single population.

  • 23.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Arkansas require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.50% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.91% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.41% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.63% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Arkansas, 60.91% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.56% are rented apartments, and the remaining 26.53% are vacant.

  • 56.33% of the population in Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 58.720%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 38.860%) of those eligible to vote in Arkansas.

Skyline of Arkansas

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