An Overview of the Demographics of Little Rock

An aerial view of Little Rock, AK
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Little Rock is the capital and largest city of Arkansas and is located in the center of the state in Pulaski County. Little Rock has a metropolitan area population of 877,091 residents in the Greater Little Rock Metropolitan area according to the 2010 US Census. The city itself has a population of 193,524. Little Rock has a city manager form of government. There is an eleven member board of directors with seven ward seats, three at-large seats, and the popularly-elected mayor.

The greater Little Rock metropolitan area encompasses the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Carlisle, Conway, England, Greenbrier, Haskell, Jacksonville, Lonoke, Maumelle, Mayflower, Sherwood, Shannon Hils, Vilonia, Ward & Wrightsville.


Little Rock's temperature ranges from a mean low of 30 degrees Fahrenheit in January to a mean high of 93 degrees Fahrenheit in July.


City of Little Rock (2010)
From the US Census Bureau
Population: 193,524
Male: 92,310 (47.7%)
Female: 101,214 (52.3%)

Caucasian: 97,633 (48.9%)
African-American: 81,860 (42.3%)
Asian: 5,225(2.7%)
Hispanic: 13,159 (6.8%)

Median Age: 34.5

Little Rock Metro Area

Data provided by Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
Population: 421,151
Male: 200,827 (47.7%)
Female: 220,324 (52.3)%

Caucasian: 289,316 (68.7%)
African-American: 114,713 (27.2%)
Hispanic: 10,634 (2.5%)
Asian: 4,826 (1.1%)
American Indian: 1,662 (0.4%)

Median Age: 31

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