Migration Profile for Arkansas, 2006-07

October 13, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2007 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Arkansas in 2006 to move to another state in 2007 and vice versa.

Arkansas People Moving into Arkansas People Moving out of Arkansas Net # People Moving into Arkansas from 2006 to 2007 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 89,148 83,680 5,468 1.07
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 23,467 18,852 4,615 1.24
Aged 18-19 5,668 6,271 -603 0.90
Aged 20-24 8,283 14,798 -6,515 0.56
Aged 25-34 17,166 16,215 951 1.06
Aged 35-44 12,663 9,834 2,829 1.29
Aged 45-54 8,465 8,312 153 1.02
Aged 55-64 7,423 4,549 2,874 1.63
Aged 65+ 6,013 4,849 1,164 1.24
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 23,730 29,719 -5,989 0.80
Married 31,285 24,537 6,748 1.28
Divorced 8,032 8,565 -533 0.94
Separated 2,595 2,539 56 1.02
Widowed 2,894 2,875 19 1.01
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 7,332 8,881 -1,549 0.83
High School Graduate 18,580 13,347 5,233 1.39
Some college or Associates degree 13,707 11,629 2,078 1.18
Bachelor’s Degree 7,594 6,073 1,521 1.25
Graduate or Professional Degree 4,517 3,829 688 1.18
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 9,429 10,028 -599 0.94
$1-$9,999 18,672 21,412 -2,740 0.87
$10,000-$24,999 17,814 17,675 139 1.01
$25,000-$49,999 15,282 12,533 2,749 1.22
$50,000-$74,999 4,268 4,271 -3 1.00
$75,000+ 3,071 2,316 755 1.33
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 20,611 19,854 757 1.04
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 10,119 9,554 565 1.06
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 51,869 45,692 6,177 1.14

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Arkansas” refers to those people living in Arkansas in 2007 but another state in 2006

“People moving out of Arkansas” refers to those people living in Arkansas in 2006 but another state in 2007

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.07 means that very every 100 people leaving Arkansas for another state, 107 people are moving to Arkansas from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2007 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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