Arkansas

Capital: Little Rock
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
2,975,626
Population 2016 2,988,231
Population 2017 3,004,279
Below Poverty 2014 18.9
Below Poverty 2015 19.1
Below Poverty 2016 17.2
Below Poverty 2017 16.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 54.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 55.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 56.1
Unemployed 2015 5.1
Unemployed 2016 4.0
Unemployed 2017 3.7
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.5
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 3,072
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.