Arkansas

Capital: Little Rock
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
2,949,300
Population 2013 2,958,765
Population 2014 2,966,369
Below Poverty 2011 18.7
Below Poverty 2012 20.1
Below Poverty 2013 17.1
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 53.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 53.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 54.0
Unemployed 2011 7.8
Unemployed 2012 7.6
Unemployed 2013 7.4
Unemployed 2014 6.1
Foreclosure Rate 2014 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.