Migration Profile for Arkansas, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Arkansas in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Arkansas People Moving into Arkansas People Moving out of Arkansas Net # People Moving into Arkansas from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 88,544 77,978 10,566 1.14
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 19,007 18,145 862 1.05
Aged 18-19 6,203 5,392 811 1.15
Aged 20-24 12,096 11,659 437 1.04
Aged 25-34 19,667 14,001 5,666 1.40
Aged 35-44 10,874 11,329 -455 0.96
Aged 45-54 9,239 8,122 1,117 1.14
Aged 55-64 6,368 5,196 1,172 1.23
Aged 65+ 5,090 4,134 956 1.23
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 27,999 22,770 5,229 1.23
Married 31,257 25,468 5,789 1.23
Divorced 9,733 8,435 1,298 1.15
Separated 1,608 2,811 -1,203 0.57
Widowed 2,439 2,950 -511 0.83
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 8,219 6,093 2,126 1.35
High School Graduate 15,313 13,574 1,739 1.13
Some college or Associates degree 15,456 11,126 4,330 1.39
Bachelor’s Degree 7,612 7,454 158 1.02
Graduate or Professional Degree 4,638 4,535 103 1.02
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 10,098 9,017 1,081 1.12
$1-$9,999 19,976 15,515 4,461 1.29
$10,000-$24,999 21,883 17,499 4,384 1.25
$25,000-$49,999 13,645 12,213 1,432 1.12
$50,000-$74,999 3,855 4,947 -1,092 0.78
$75,000+ 3,579 3,243 336 1.10
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 20,012 17,490 2,522 1.14
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 10,800 6,163 4,637 1.75
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 50,326 46,706 3,620 1.08

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Arkansas” refers to those people living in Arkansas in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Arkansas” refers to those people living in Arkansas in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.14 means that very every 100 people leaving Arkansas for another state, 114 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: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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