Arkansas At a Glance
Arkansas’ population sits just under 3 million with 3,966,369 people according to 2014 estimates. The 32nd most populous U.S state, Arkansas represents less than 1% of our population. Median income in Arkansas sits well below the national average at $56,994 per household, and the average age in Arkansas is 37.4 years old.
Located in the southern part of the central U.S, Arkansas shares a border with 6 other U.S. states, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. Arkansas became a state in 1824, and its capital is Little Rock.
Arkansas Jobs & Economy
According to Department of Labor statistics, the most popular industry in Arkansas is food processing. Other well-represented jobs in the state include shote machine operators and tenders, and forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists.
Arkansas Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Arizona’s unemployment rate was 5.7%, almost identical to the national average of 5.6%.