Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

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Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a six-county area in central Arkansas, and anchored by state's capital and largest city, Little Rock. The total MSA population in United States Census estimate 2013 was 724,385 people, having grown from 610,518 people in 2000.[1]

Prior to 2002, the area consisted of four core counties: Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke. The area was later expanded to include adjoining Perry County to the west, and Grant County to the south. The city of Conway was designated as a third principal city for the metro area by 2007.

The MSA additionally shares a Combined statistical area with the three-county Pine Bluff metropolitan area and the Searcy micropolitan area in White County. This CSA had a 2013 population of 898,683 people.

Counties[edit]

Communities[edit]

Communities are categorized based on their populations in the 2000 U.S. Census.

Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants[edit]

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Population trends[edit]

Year Metropolitan
Statistical Area
Combined
Statistical Area
2013 est. 724,385 898,683
2005 est. 645,706 820,846
2000 Census 610,518 785,024

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 610,518 people, 241,094 households, and 165,405 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 75.40% White, 21.02% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,912, and the median income for a family was $44,572. Males had a median income of $31,670 versus $23,354 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,305.

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