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Arkansas State Census Facts

Arkansas Population Facts

Arkansas Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 8.10%

Arkansas Total population: 2,830,047

Males in Arkansas: 1,385,579

Females in Arkansas: 1,444,468

Median age in Arkansas (years): 37.1

Under 5 years in Arkansas: 196,662

18 years and over in Arkansas: 2,130,559

65 years and over in Arkansas: 397,309

One race in Arkansas: 2,780,263

White in Arkansas: 2,224,620

Black or African American in Arkansas: 438,247

American Indian and Alaska Native: 18,949

Asian in Arkansas: 31,448

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 2,077

Some other race in Arkansas: 64,922

Two or more races: 49,784

Hispanic or Latino in Arkansas (of any race): 148,755

Living in same house in Arkansas in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 53.30%

Foreign born people in Arkansas, percent, 2000: 2.80%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 5.00%

High school graduates, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 75.30%

Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 16.70%

People with a disability in Arkansas, age 5+, 2000: 576,471

Mean travel time to work in Arkansas (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 21.9

Housing units in Arkansas, 2008: 1,298,137

Arkansas Homeownership rate, 2000: 69.40%

Arkansas Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 13.90%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Arkansas, 2000: $72,800

Households in Arkansas, 2000: 1,042,696

Arkansas People per household, 2000: 2.49

Median household income in Arkansas, 2008: $38,820

Arkansas Per capita money income, 1999: $16,904

People below poverty level in Arkansas, percent, 2008: 17.30%

Arkansas Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Arkansas, 2007: 67,648

Private nonfarm employment in Arkansas, 2007: 1,031,307

Private nonfarm employment in Arkansas, percent change 2000-2007: 4.10%

Nonemployer establishments in Arkansas, 2007: 195,459

Total number of businesses in Arkansas, 2002: 209,010

Black-owned businesses in Arkansas, percent, 2002: 4.30%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 1.10%

Asian-owned businesses in Arkansas, percent, 2002: 1.00%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Arkansas, percent, 2002: 0.00%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Arkansas, percent, 2002: 1.00%

Women-owned businesses in Arkansas, percent, 2002: 23.70%

Manufacturers shipments in Arkansas, 2002 ($1000): 46,721,413

Wholesale trade sales in Arkansas, 2002 ($1000): 34,470,795

Retail sales in Arkansas, 2002 ($1000): 25,611,630

Retail sales per capita in Arkansas, 2002: $9,459

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 2,766,905

Building permits in Arkansas, 2008: 8,810

Federal spending in Arkansas, 2008: 23,856,776

Arkansas Geography Facts

Arkansas Land area, 2000 (square miles): 52,068.17

Arkansas People per square mile, 2000: 51.3

Arkansas Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Arkansas Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Arkansas: 2.49

Average family size in Arkansas: 3.02

Arkansas Population 25 years and over: 1,863,115

Civilian veterans in Arkansas (civilian population 18 years and over): 249,154

Foreign born in Arkansas: 111,948

Male, Now married, except separated in Arkansas (population 15 years and over): 604,551

Female, Now married, except separated in Arkansas(population 15 years and over): 588,473

Speak a language other than English at home in Arkansas (population 5 years and over): 162,716

Arkansas Household population: 2,749,652

Arkansas Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 1,350,667

Mean travel time to work in Arkansas in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 21

Median household income in Arkansas (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 39,127

Median family income in Arkansas (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 48,098

Arkansas Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 21,270

Arkansas Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Arkansas: 1,286,382

Occupied housing units in Arkansas: 1,106,185

Owner-occupied housing units in Arkansas: 750,243

Renter-occupied housing units in Arkansas: 355,942

Vacant housing units in Arkansas: 180,197

Owner-occupied homes in Arkansas: 750,243

Median value(dollars): 99,600

With a mortgage in Arkansas (dollars): 964

Not mortgaged in Arkansas (dollars): 308

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Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facility is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Center are:

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The availability and rate of drug abuse in Arkansas remains high coinciding with the smuggling of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, the drugs of choice, for local consumption and further distribution. Though smuggling methods involve all forms of transportation, the largest quantities of drugs are seized on the highways via interdiction programs. Each year, tens of thousands of pounds of marijuana and hundreds of kilograms of cocaine are seized on Arkansas’ interstates, particularly Interstate 40. Most large seizures involve tractor-trailers, although private vehicles account for a significant percentage of total seizures, particularly methamphetamine seizures. Significant quantities of drugs are also seized from other forms of transportation including commercial air and bus service.

When chemical dependence strikes it's like an unstoppable train unless a drug rehab center is found. Chemical dependence is not something anyone ever plans on; so when it happens it's usually not known by the addict until it's already a full blown addiction. Attending a drug rehab center can solve the addiction for the individual as long as help is gotten before it's too late.

Luckily, there are many drug rehab options available in Arkansas as well as across the country. When it comes to drug addiction recovery, the best approach is to match the addiction with the appropriate treatment center. Overcoming drug addiction can seem hopeless, with many people trying treatment and failing. Thus, drug treatment offering individualized care are the most effective, as opposed to one which uses a blanket rehab module applied to all, regardless of their specific situation. 

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive Episode, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 198 24 62 112 174
Past Year Marijuana Use 234 30 79 124 204
Past Month Marijuana Use 135 16 46 74 119
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 113 14 33 66 99
Past Year Cocaine Use 51 3 20 28 48
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 169 22 53 94 147
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 998 90 80 828 908
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 22 11 10 1 11
Past Month Alcohol Use 1,008 40 163 805 969
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 516 25 118 372 490
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
947 92 104 751 855
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 105 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 694 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 819 38 148 633 780
Past Month Cigarette Use 688 34 131 524 654
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
1,651 154 203 1,294 1,497
Illicit Drug Dependence 50 6 17 27 44
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 74 12 26 36 62
Alcohol Dependence 88 6 24 58 82
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 189 16 56 117 173
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 231 24 68 139 207
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 66 11 24 30 55
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 180 16 52 113 165

Arkansas Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 376 drug arrests in Arkansas.
  • There were 11,154 total drug arrests in Arkansas during 2006.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 74,000 (3.24%) Arkansas citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 51,000 (2.24%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2006, there were 407 methamphetamine laboratory incidents in Arkansas reported by the DEA and state and local authorities.
  • Approximately 1 million (45%) Arkansas citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • During 2005, authorities reported that there were 57 children affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Arkansas.
  • During 2006, there were 13,692 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Arkansas. There were 13,771 such admissions during 2005. In 2004, there were 14,005 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 67,000 (2.96%) Arkansas citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 173,000 (7%) of Arkansas citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Cocaine:
    • Crack cocaine, as well as powder cocaine, has continued to be significant and long-term problems in the state, especially in the inner cities.
    • Although cocaine use has been surpassed by methamphetamine use, it is the foremost concern of law enforcement authorities considering its impact on communities in terms of violent crime, including homicides, principally by street gangs.
    • The ready availability of cocaine and the movement of street gangs beyond traditional areas of operation have led to the spread of crack to many suburban and rural areas.
    • Crack’s explosive growth and dominance can be attributed to the drug’s wide availability, inexpensive price, simplicity of conversion from powdered cocaine hydrochloride, and its addictive properties.
    • Rates of crack cocaine abuse are high and concentrated in the black communities. Distribution points for crack include Little Rock, Texarkana, El Dorado, Hot Springs, and Dumas.
    • Cocaine is transported into Arkansas in both powder and crack form.
    • Powder cocaine usually arrives in multi-kilogram quantities, while crack arrives in multi-ounce or kilogram quantities.
  • Heroin:
    • Drug law enforcement agencies in Arkansas do not identify heroin use as a significant problem.
    • Heroin trafficking patterns in central Arkansas are difficult to discern, as there have been so few investigations of this type. What little tar heroin is encountered in central Arkansas appears to be imported into the state by the Mexican trafficking organizations already in existence.
    • Recently, the DEA Little Rock District Office seized a small amount (one-gram) of tar heroin originating in the Los Angeles area. This heroin had been shipped to Little Rock through a parcel service. The city of Baltimore, Maryland has been identified as a source city of gram quantities of Colombian heroin encountered in Little Rock. The heroin in this instance was also shipped to the recipient through the mail.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • In less than ten years, methamphetamine has grown from a problem limited to the Southwest and Pacific regions of the United States to Arkansas’ primary drug of concern.
    • The state is encountering locally produced methamphetamine as well as the importation of methamphetamine produced in Mexico.
    • Not only does the state’s rural landscape provide an ideal setting for illicit manufacturing, but the wide availability of precursor chemicals also contributes to the ease of manufacturing methamphetamine.
    • Criminal groups are acquiring thousands of cases of pseudoephedrine via wholesalers and use sophisticated schemes to illegally ship, at a considerable profit, pseudoephedrine to methamphetamine producers.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA is the most prevalent and popular club drug in Arkansas.
    • Other dangerous drugs increasing in popularity and demand throughout Arkansas include LSD, OxyContin and GHB. These dangerous drugs are commonly found and continue to be the drugs of choice at “rave” functions and college hangouts throughout the state, especially in the highly populated areas of Arkansas.
    • Sources in California transport LSD to the Little Rock and Fayetteville areas for redistribution.
    • LSD is sold in several different forms including blotter paper and small vials of liquid. Shipments are also mailed through the U.S. Postal Service and commercial shipping companies.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is in high demand and readily available throughout Arkansas.
    • Marijuana grown in Mexico and domestically produced marijuana are both popular in the state.
    • The rural nature of the land, the warm climate, and long growing season afford cultivators the opportunity to produce domestic marijuana.
    • The traditional growing areas for domestically produced marijuana are in the eastern and northwestern regions of Arkansas. Domestically produced marijuana is cultivated indoors as well as outdoors.
    • Indoor cultivation is primarily found in cities and occasionally in rural areas, comprised of fifty to two hundred plants per site.
    • The outdoor growing sites more commonly range from small patches of twenty to several hundred plants scattered throughout an area located near a water source. Plots are usually within a mile or two radius of each other.
    • As air surveillance by law enforcement personnel has intensified, the outdoor sites have become smaller and more scattered. Asset forfeiture laws have prompted cultivators to utilize leased hunting land, timberland, or national forest land as grow sites.
    • The DEA Fayetteville Resident Office maintains a close working relationship with the U.S. Forestry Service in view of the unique marijuana situation in northwest Arkansas.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin® and oxycodone products such as OxyContin®, as well as morphine and pseudoephedrine, continues to be a problem in Arkansas.
    • Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by healthcare professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, employee theft, pharmacy theft, and the Internet.
    • Demerol® and Dilaudid® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Arkansas.

Arkansas ranks 27th among the 50 states in area, but, except for Louisiana and Hawaii, it is the smallest state west of the Mississippi River. Its neighbors are Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east, Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, and Oklahoma to the west. The name Arkansas was used by the early French explorers to refer to the Quapaw people—a prominent indigenous group in the area—and to the river along which they settled. The term was likely a corruption of akansea, the word applied to the Quapaw by another local indigenous community, the Illinois. Little Rock, the state capital, is located in the central part of the state.

Arkansas Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 2,810,8721
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 78.6% white; 15.6% black/African American; 0.8% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.0% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 2.4% other race; 1.6% two or more races; 4.9% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)