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State Income Data - AR

Arkansas

Income & Poverty
2012
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

126,475
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 30.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 46.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 79.7%
% change: 1990-2000 301.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 23.5%
With related children under age 18
30.8%
With related children under age 5
37.6%
Married-couple families 17.6%
With related children under age 18
24.3%
With related children under age 5
24.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 47.2%
With related children under age 18
53.0%
With related children under age 5
75.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 40,726
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
26.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
63.7%
Noncitizens 85,749
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.2%
100-199% of the poverty level
32.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
38.0%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 9,977
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 81,586
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,738,623
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 57.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 36.6%
% change: 1990-2000 -9.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.1%
With related children under age 18
23.2%
With related children under age 5
25.0%
Married-couple families 6.6%
With related children under age 18
10.4%
With related children under age 5
10.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 39.0%
With related children under age 18
49.8%
With related children under age 5
55.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 71,961
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 28.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 48.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,532,113
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 62.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 24,035
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,260,230
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 25.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 55.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 2,677,261
Below 100% of the poverty level 508,478
Speaks only English
2,492,119
Below 100% of the poverty level 460,655
Speaks Spanish
135,099
Below 100% of the poverty level 41,456
Speaks other Indo-European languages
21,024
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,273
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
22,713
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,254
Speaks other languages
6,306
Below 100% of the poverty level 840
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.5%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.7%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.8%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.3%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 61,049
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 36.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 23.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 12.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 8.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 8.9%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 23,045
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
29.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
27.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
10.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
14.2%
Noncitizens (%) 38,004
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
41.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
10.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
7.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
5.7%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $26,661
Female $23,664
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$31,545
Female
$29,453
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,198
Female
$20,841
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 852,551
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 19.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 12.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $40,765
Female $31,195
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $37,147
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $43,727
Noncitizens $31,894
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $40,228
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 53.5%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 70.1%
Noncitizens 42.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 66.9%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 127,873
With health insurance 56.7%
With private health insurance
51.3%
With public coverage
9.8%
No health insurance coverage 43.3%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 40,688
With health insurance 74.2%
With private health insurance
64.5%
With public coverage
19.7%
No health insurance coverage 25.8%
Noncitizens (%) 87,185
With health insurance 48.5%
With private health insurance
45.1%
With public coverage
5.2%
No health insurance coverage 51.5%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,768,424
With health insurance 84.8%
With private health insurance
59.0%
With public coverage
37.7%
No health insurance coverage 15.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.