Population of Arkansas 2021

Population

In Arkansas, there are 2,915,918 residents (Census 2010), of which 74.5% are white (without Hispanics and Latinos), 15.4% African American, 6.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% Asian Americans and 0.8% Indians. There are 1,132,488 households.

Ancestry

In 2014, 11.2% of the population were Irish, making it the largest group. This is followed by the groups of Americans (10.7%), German (10.6%), English (9.6%) and French (1.9%).

Religion

The major religious communities in 2000 were: 665,307 Southern Baptist Convention, 179,383 United Methodist Church, 115,967 Catholic Church. There are many other Christian denominations, especially those that are Protestant.

Top Counties by Population in Arkansas

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Pulaski County 382,759 182.96
2 Benton County 221,350 96.58
3 Washington County 203,076 82.38
4 Sebastian County 125,755 88.94
5 Faulkner County 113,248 65.84
6 Saline County 107,129 56.62
7 Craighead County 96,454 52.22
8 Garland County 96,035 50.47
9 Jefferson County 77,446 32.73
10 White County 77,087 28.55
11 Lonoke County 68,367 32.90
12 Crawford County 61,959 39.59
13 Pope County 61,765 28.70
14 Crittenden County 50,913 30.88
15 Mississippi County 46,491 19.52
16 Miller County 43,473 26.33
17 Greene County 42,101 28.05
18 Union County 41,650 15.24
19 Baxter County 41,524 27.32
20 Boone County 36,914 23.68
21 Independence County 36,658 18.35
22 Hot Spring County 32,934 20.44
23 St. Francis County 28,269 16.99
24 Carroll County 27,457 16.59
25 Ouachita County 26,131 13.64
26 Cleburne County 25,981 16.95
27 Johnson County 25,551 14.45
28 Poinsett County 24,594 12.44
29 Columbia County 24,563 12.37
30 Clark County 23,006 10.06
31 Hempstead County 22,620 11.78
32 Logan County 22,364 11.80
33 Yell County 22,196 9.03
34 Ashley County 21,864 8.99
35 Phillips County 21,768 11.55
36 Conway County 21,284 14.50
37 Polk County 20,673 9.25
38 Arkansas County 19,030 7.11
39 Drew County 18,520 8.56
40 Franklin County 18,136 11.30
41 Jackson County 18,008 10.84
42 Randolph County 17,980 10.58
43 Cross County 17,881 11.09
44 Grant County 17,864 10.90
45 Lawrence County 17,426 11.36
46 Van Buren County 17,306 9.22
47 Sharp County 17,275 11.00
48 Sevier County 17,069 11.33
49 Marion County 16,664 10.04
50 Clay County 16,094 9.69
51 Madison County 15,728 7.25
52 Lincoln County 14,145 9.54
53 Howard County 13,800 8.95
54 Izard County 13,707 9.06
55 Little River County 13,182 9.01
56 Desha County 13,019 6.13
57 Stone County 12,405 7.86
58 Fulton County 12,256 7.63
59 Chicot County 11,811 6.60
60 Bradley County 11,519 6.80
61 Pike County 11,302 7.11
62 Scott County 11,244 4.83
63 Perry County 10,456 7.20
64 Lee County 10,435 6.51
65 Montgomery County 9,498 4.58
66 Nevada County 9,008 5.60
67 Prairie County 8,726 4.99
68 Cleveland County 8,700 5.61
69 Newton County 8,341 3.91
70 Searcy County 8,206 4.74
71 Monroe County 8,160 5.07
72 Dallas County 8,127 4.69
73 Lafayette County 7,656 5.42
74 Woodruff County 7,271 4.72
75 Calhoun County 5,379 3.28

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