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Pulaski County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2017: 393,956 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 361,474 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 66,888
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,938
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 90,068
Renter-occupied apartments: 63,946 (it was 57,874 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

33%

Land area: 771 sq. mi.

Water area: 37.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 511 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pulaski County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Pulaski County, AR (2017)
    • 205,77556.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 143,96139.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 24,3256.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,8702.5%Two or more races
    • 8,7782.4%Asian alone
    • 1,4660.4%Some other race alone
    • 7810.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years
Males: 188,053  (47.7%)
Females: 205,903  (52.3%)
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Average household size:
Pulaski County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,450 ($38,120 in 1999)
This county:

$52,450
Arkansas:

$45,869

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $677 (lower quartile is $559, upper quartile is $837)
This county:

$677
State:

$548


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $156,300 (it was $82,200 in 2000)
Pulaski:

$156,300
Arkansas:

$128,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,900 - $245,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $206,866
Here:

$206,866
State:

$171,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $208,491
Here:

$208,491
State:

$172,587

In 2-unit structures: $135,425
Here:

$135,425
State:

$122,045

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,259
Here:

$132,259
State:

$134,852

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $270,294
Here:

$270,294
State:

$189,550

Mobile homes: $56,775
Here:

$56,775
State:

$74,605

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $39,803
Here:

$39,803
State:

$56,992

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,181
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $394

Institutionalized population: 5,128

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 32
  • Assaults: 353
  • Burglaries: 785
  • Thefts: 1233
  • Auto thefts: 232

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 10
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 34
  • Assaults: 239
  • Burglaries: 523
  • Thefts: 1368
  • Auto thefts: 220
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Health of residents in Pulaski County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
67.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
69.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.
45.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 919 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 1998: 1041 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 1999: 1148 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2000: 1031 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2001: 1117 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2002: 1214 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2003: 1540 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2004: 1596 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2005: 1884 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2006: 1471 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2007: 1347 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2008: 807 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2009: 726 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2010: 847 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2011: 684 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2012: 823 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2013: 720 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 2014: 685 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2015: 688 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2016: 731 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2017: 1066 buildings, average cost: $191,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Pulaski, AR residents
Average permit cost in Pulaski, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,312 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,058 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Pulaski, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pulaski, AR in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pulaski, AR in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.8%
Pulaski County:

14.8%
Arkansas:

16.4%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.0% for American Indian residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.4 years old
(Males: 35.8 years old, Females: 38.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 32.0 years old, American Indian residents: 44.1 years old, Asian residents: 32.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Area name: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pulaski County is $529 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $590 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $790 a month.

Cities in this county include: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Maumelle, Gibson, Landmark, Parkers-Iron Springs, Gravel Ridge, McAlmont.

Pulaski County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Pulaski County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.286 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: DeSoto County, Mississippi , Haskell County, Oklahoma , Marlboro County, South Carolina , Lee County , Henderson County, North Carolina , Lawrence County, Tennessee , Lenoir County, North Carolina , Rabun County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Pulaski, AR
County total employment by year in Pulaski, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Pulaski, AR

Current college students: 20,254
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,532 (40.1% naturalized citizens)

Pulaski County:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,1852010 or later
  • 7,0432000 to 2009
  • 3,6051990 to 1999
  • 2,3111980 to 1989
  • 1,6041970 to 1979
  • 1,492Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.5%

Pulaski County marital status for males Pulaski County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 120,378
  • One, attached: 2,943
  • Two: 3,917
  • 3 or 4: 7,148
  • 5 to 9: 12,629
  • 10 to 19: 16,655
  • 20 to 49: 4,535
  • 50 or more: 6,896
  • Mobile homes: 8,862
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 242

Housing units in Pulaski County with a mortgage: 59,651 (1,781 second mortgage, 3,883 home equity loan, 220 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31,708

Here:

65.6% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pulaski County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant128,692351
Mainline Protestant38,72982
Catholic23,96015
Black Protestant21,57575
Other9,11231
Orthodox3983
None160,282-
Pulaski County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 73
Pulaski County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 171
Pulaski County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 306
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pulaski County:

9.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Pulaski County:

27.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Pulaski County:

Average size of farms: 206 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,530
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $258.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,590
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.14%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,144
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.41
All wheat for grain: 11436 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1726 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 28525 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,234 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 329 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pulaski County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from Pulaski County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Pulaski County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2014 to April 28, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4174: April 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 25, 2012 to December 26, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4100: January 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1872: February 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 02, 2008 to May 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1758: May 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pulaski County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pulaski

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 220,381 (84.6%)
  • Carpooled: 22,049 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,308 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 52 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 25 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 91 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,085 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 598 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 3,544 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 9,273 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • India (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pulaski County


  • American (9%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pulaski County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 1,884 people in nursing homes
  • 1,149 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,025 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 986 people in state prisons
  • 652 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 524 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 490 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 418 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 251 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 109 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 108 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 108 people in other group homes
  • 97 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 92 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 89 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 46 people in institutions for the blind
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Pulaski County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 1,975 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,026 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 903 people in state prisons
  • 704 people in college/university student housing
  • 616 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 535 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 510 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 396 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 331 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 323 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 323 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 78 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 61 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,499.

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,405 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.20%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

3.32% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($22,090 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($22,415 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

2.69%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Saline County, AR  0.65% ($44,914 average AGI)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.48% ($42,227)
from Lonoke County, AR  0.44% ($38,399)
from Jefferson County, AR  0.24% ($41,768)
from White County, AR  0.14% ($40,254)
from Garland County, AR  0.13% ($37,097)
from Washington County, AR  0.12% ($40,497)


6.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($859 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

0.12%
Arkansas average:

0.04%

3.36% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($22,049 average AGI)
3.45% relocated to other states ($30,421 average AGI)
Pulaski County:

3.45%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Saline County, AR  0.86% ($46,593 average AGI)
to Lonoke County, AR  0.60% ($41,441)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.45% ($47,401)
to Washington County, AR  0.18% ($54,063)
to Dallas County, TX  0.16% ($84,951)
to Garland County, AR  0.13% ($75,533)
to Jefferson County, AR  0.13% ($28,170)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Pulaski County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Pulaski County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pulaski County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pulaski County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 55,959 (42,636 aged, 13,323 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,114 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pulaski County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,601)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,066)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,856)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,875)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,872)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,761)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,395)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,324)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,087)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (939)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 155.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 118.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 14.4
  • Other - 22.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.2
  • Poisoning - 23.0
  • Suffocation - 20.3
  • Other - 9.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 393,956
  • In family households: 311,751 (40,060 male householders, 54,881 female householders)
    63,203 spouses, 116,521 children (110,346 natural, 3,042 adopted, 3,133 stepchildren), 12,688 grandchildren, 4,451 brothers or sisters, 2,999 parents, 9,324 other relatives, 7,624 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 75,413 (26,216 male householders (22,770 living alone)), 35,389 female householders (30,577 living alone)), 13,808 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,792

Size of family households: 42,371 2-persons, 22,748 3-persons, 18,822 4-persons, 6,642 5-persons, 2,475 6-persons, 1,883 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 53,347 1-person, 6,717 2-persons, 1,206 3-persons, 98 4-persons, 237 5-persons.

47,141 married couples with children.
32,832 single-parent households (5,211 men, 27,621 women).

91.9% of residents of Pulaski speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,791,276,000 ($10,361 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $678,802,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,108,517,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $466,766,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,910,000
Federal grants: $1,108,689,000
Federal procurement contracts: $372,063,000 ($191,323,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $722,330,000 ($344,134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $26,117,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $270,721,000
Federal Government insurance: $287,185,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 30,678
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,536
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,634
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -10,406
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pulaski County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 73.17 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • 6,0862014 or later
  • 10,1122010 to 2013
  • 22,0112000 to 2009
  • 21,7071990 to 1999
  • 28,1381980 to 1989
  • 35,8461970 to 1979
  • 25,8561960 to 1969
  • 17,3861950 to 1959
  • 8,6391940 to 1949
  • 8,4241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • 1541 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1,3233 rooms
  • 4,3234 rooms
  • 20,3655 rooms
  • 22,0646 rooms
  • 16,0977 rooms
  • 10,7208 rooms
  • 16,2729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • 2,7471 room
  • 2,3652 rooms
  • 10,9053 rooms
  • 19,2124 rooms
  • 13,2825 rooms
  • 11,0736 rooms
  • 3,1177 rooms
  • 1,5448 rooms
  • 9429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • 178no bedroom
  • 1,0351 bedroom
  • 11,6282 bedrooms
  • 50,0173 bedrooms
  • 24,0964 bedrooms
  • 4,4055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • 2,881no bedroom
  • 13,7491 bedroom
  • 26,7602 bedrooms
  • 17,9733 bedrooms
  • 3,4684 bedrooms
  • 3565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pulaski County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pulaski County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pulaski County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,183no vehicle
  • 25,2921 vehicle
  • 42,7992 vehicles
  • 15,0643 vehicles
  • 4,9154 vehicles
  • 1,1065+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pulaski County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pulaski County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9,842no vehicle
  • 35,1001 vehicle
  • 15,5322 vehicles
  • 3,7513 vehicles
  • 7254 vehicles
  • 2375+ vehicles

86.4% of Pulaski County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Arkansas.

Pulaski County:

86.4%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 261,122
  • Other state: 105,604
  • Northeast: 9,004
  • Midwest: 33,155
  • South: 47,952
  • West: 15,493
Year householders moved into unit in Pulaski County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pulaski County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.3%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.2%Electricity
  • 34.3%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,078
Here:

17.7%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,633
Here:

20.2%
Arkansas:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,342
Here:

15.3%
Arkansas:

16.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pulaski County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,365,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,180,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $807,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $27,393,000
    Regular Highways: $17,535,000
    Financial Administration: $14,205,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,644,000
    Police Protection: $11,499,000
    General - Other: $9,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,874,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $652,000
    Health - Other: $310,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,136,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,792,000
    Highways: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $71,339,000
    Other - Libraries: $2,221,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $98,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $443,035,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $434,575,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,460,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,420,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $435,277,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,286,000
    Highways: $8,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $583,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $81,738,000
    Property: $56,141,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $584,000

Pulaski County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,365,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,180,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $807,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $27,393,000
    Regular Highways: $17,535,000
    Financial Administration: $14,205,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,644,000
    Police Protection: $11,499,000
    General - Other: $9,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,874,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $652,000
    Health - Other: $310,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,136,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,792,000
    Highways: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $71,339,000
    Other - Libraries: $2,221,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $98,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $443,035,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $434,575,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,460,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,420,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $435,277,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,286,000
    Highways: $8,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $583,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $81,738,000
    Property: $56,141,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $584,000

Pulaski County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,365,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,180,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $807,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $27,393,000
    Regular Highways: $17,535,000
    Financial Administration: $14,205,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,644,000
    Police Protection: $11,499,000
    General - Other: $9,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,874,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $652,000
    Health - Other: $310,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,136,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,792,000
    Highways: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $71,339,000
    Other - Libraries: $2,221,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $98,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $443,035,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $434,575,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,460,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,420,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $435,277,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,286,000
    Highways: $8,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $583,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $81,738,000
    Property: $56,141,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $584,000

Pulaski County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,365,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,180,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $807,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $27,393,000
    Regular Highways: $17,535,000
    Financial Administration: $14,205,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,644,000
    Police Protection: $11,499,000
    General - Other: $9,235,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,233,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,874,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $652,000
    Health - Other: $310,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,136,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,792,000
    Highways: $328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,167,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $71,339,000
    Other - Libraries: $2,221,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $98,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $443,035,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $434,575,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,460,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,234,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,465,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $83,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,420,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $435,277,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $11,286,000
    Highways: $8,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $583,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $81,738,000
    Property: $56,141,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $584,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 11,581
  • Number of aged recipients: 731
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,850
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3,751
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,327
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,503
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,700
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,397
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,556$140,4002,040$173,5246,687$171,634675$47,51431$1,511,806815$104,89796$38,917
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED63$124,76287$155,425380$154,56888$27,7951$53,00031$74,54831$50,484
APPLICATIONS DENIED435$123,499270$137,5962,154$149,831495$29,7199$2,016,667209$85,64673$53,671
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN334$131,883216$180,3841,574$163,10970$62,2864$10,514,000105$102,6196$72,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS111$133,18950$214,940374$155,93616$35,6880$023$103,3913$55,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 66 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED349$201,513254$203,1505$83,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED82$198,62280$223,1509$122,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$236,29751$173,0203$105,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$219,08727$200,9631$93,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$185,3005$234,4002$111,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pulaski, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pulaski, AR - Value
Most common first names in Pulaski County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2,47870.8 years
Mary2,30978.4 years
William2,25173.7 years
John2,12572.7 years
Robert1,42170.2 years
Charles1,17670.4 years
George99874.4 years
Willie87974.4 years
Dorothy66474.4 years
Thomas65871.5 years
Most common last names in Pulaski County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,40173.0 years
Williams1,18172.8 years
Johnson1,04772.2 years
Jones1,00473.0 years
Brown83972.9 years
Davis71273.4 years
Jackson50371.3 years
Wilson49175.1 years
Moore48674.5 years
Harris45773.6 years
Businesses in Pulaski County, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1KFC14
AT&T15Kincaid3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's3
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Kroger17
Ace Hardware1La Quinta8
Advance Auto Parts5La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale3Lane Bryant3
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture9
Ann Taylor3LensCrafters2
Applebee's3Little Caesars Pizza13
Arby's11Long John Silver's2
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's3
Audi1Marriott6
AutoZone9MasterBrand Cabinets16
BMW1Maurices2
Bakers1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's25
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins6Motel 64
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity3
Baymont Inn1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co1
Best Western5Nike27
Blockbuster5Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy3
Burger King17Olive Garden2
Cache1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback2
Catherines2Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet4Papa John's Pizza5
Chick-Fil-A6Payless7
Chico's2Penske8
Chuck E. Cheese's2PetSmart2
Church's Chicken5Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut13
Coldwater Creek2Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn8Popeyes8
Comfort Suites1Pottery Barn1
Cracker Barrel3Quality2
Cricket Wireless17Quiznos8
Curves6RadioShack9
DHL3Ramada1
Days Inn5Red Lobster2
Decora Cabinetry3Red Roof Inn1
Dennys2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue213
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge2SAS Shoes4
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In21
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club2
Express1Sears7
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
FedEx83Shoe Carnival3
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts2
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Sprint Nextel2
Foot Locker2Staples1
Ford2Starbucks16
Forever 211Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
GNC8Subaru1
GameStop7Subway47
Gap1Super 84
Goodwill2T-Mobile18
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block22T.J.Maxx1
Haagen-Dazs1Taco Bell16
Hardee's1Talbots1
Havertys Furniture1Target4
Haworth1The Limited2
Hilton7The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby2Toyota2
Holiday Inn10Toys"R"Us3
Hollister Co.1Travelodge1
Home Depot3U-Haul16
Honda1UPS105
Hot Topic1Vans6
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless6
IHOP5Victoria's Secret2
J. Jill1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Waffle House12
JCPenney2Walgreens15
Jimmy John's2Walmart10
JoS. A. Bank2Wendy's16
Jones New York16Whole Foods Market1
Journeys2Wingate1
Justice3YMCA4

Pulaski County on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"