Arkansas

Capital: Little Rock
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
2,966,912
Population 2015 2,977,853
Population 2016 2,988,248
Below Poverty 2014 18.4
Below Poverty 2015 16.1
Below Poverty 2016 16
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 53.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 54.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.8
Unemployed 2014 6.1
Unemployed 2015 5.1
Unemployed 2016 4.0
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.6
Foreclosure Rate 2014 (Oct.) 1 of 3,851
STATE FACTS
The diamond is the official state gem. It was designated in 1967.
Arkansas is officially known as The Natural State.
Origin of the state's name: French interpretation of the Sioux word "acansa," meaning downstream place.