Arkansas Trivia:

Capital : Little Rock
State Tree : Pine
State Flower : Apple Blossom
State Insect : European Honey Bee, Diana Fritillary But
State Bird : Mockingbird Mockingbird

Arkansas People:

Arkansas has a total population of 2,949,828 (2012 est) and ranks 32nd in population of U.S. states. By age, 710,909 (24.1%) Arkansans are under 18 years of age, 1,796,445 (60.9%) are age 19 to 64, and 442,474 (15.0%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 50.9%, and males 49.1% of the total population.

Arkansas Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under24.1  
65 and older15.0  
19 to 6460.9  

26,548 (0.9%) Arkansans are American Indian or Alaska Native, 41,298 (1.4%) are Asian, 460,173 (15.6%) are Black, 8,849 (0.3%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 2,359,862 (80.0%) are White, 53,097 (1.8%) are of mixed race.

Arkansas Population By Race

WhiteArkansas White population 2,359,8622,359,862  
BlackArkansas Black population 460,173460,173
MixedArkansas Mixed population 53,09753,097
AsianArkansas Asian population 41,29841,298
American IndianArkansas American Indian population 26,54826,548
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderArkansas Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 8,8498,849

460,173 (15.6%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

4.4% of Arkansans were born in a foreign country.

7.1% of Arkansans over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

83.3% of Arkansans over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 19.8% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

Arkansas Land:

Arkansas has a land area of 52,035 square miles and is ranked 27th among U.S. states in total area. Arkansas has a population density of 56 people per square mile.