Arkansas Facts, Stats and Information

Arkansas Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Arkansas
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: AR
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: June 15th, 1836
  • Total Area: 53,179 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 3,013,756 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Little Rock, AR
  • Largest City: Little Rock, AR

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  1. Arkansas is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Arkansas was the 25th state to join the United States on June 15, 1836.
  3. Arkansas is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Arkansas is the 29th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 53,178.55 square miles or 1.40% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Arkansas's 53,178.55 square miles is 97.85% land and 2.15% surface water.
  6. Arkansas is ranked 29th with the most land area in the United States, with 52,035.48 square miles of land area.
  7. Arkansas is ranked 31st with the most water area in the United States, with 1,143.07 square miles of water area.
  8. Arkansas is the 33rd most populated U.S. state with a population of 3,011,524 or 0.91% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Arkansas is the city of Little Rock.
  10. Arkansas is divided into 75 counties statewide.
  11. Pulaski County is the most populated county in Arkansas
  12. The most populated city in Arkansas is Little Rock with an estimated 202, 591 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Arkansas are Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale and Jonesboro.
  14. A native or resident Arkansas is called a Arkansan.
  15. Arkansas's average elevation statewide is 650 feet.
  16. Arkansas's highest elevation point is Mount Magazine at 2,753 feet.
  17. Arkansas's lowest elevation point is the Ouachita River at 55 feet.
  18. Arkansas is all in the Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Arkansas is AR.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Arkansas is US-AR.
  21. Arkansas is called the Natural State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Arkansas is $48,952.
  23. Arkansas is the 48th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $128,101.
  24. Arkansas is ranked 40th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Arkansas has the 29th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.6.
  26. Arkansas's average temperature is 60.09°F making it the 12th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Arkansas on average has 49.72 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 10th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was 120 °F on Monday, August 10, 1936, in Ozark, AR.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was -29 °F on Monday, February 13, 1905, in Gravette, AR.
  30. The 25 stars on the official state flag of Arkansas symbolize the state become the 25th state of the United States.
  31. Carter of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds they find.
  32. More than 50% of the state of Arkansas is covered by forests.
  33. The largest employer in Arkansas is the Arkansas State Government with more than 50,000 state employees.
  34. In 1803, Arkansas and several other states were acquired by the United States with the Louisiana Purchase.
  35. In 1906, John Huddleston found the first diamonds in the area now known as Crater of Diamonds State Park.
  36. In 1957, a group of nine African American students known as the Little Rock Nine were enrolled at the Little Rock Central Highschool after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all laws related to segregation in schools unconstitutional.
  37. In 1995, Arkansas changed its official state nickname from “Land of Opportunity” to “The Natural State” to encourage tourism.
  38. United States military leader Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26th, 1880, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  39. Businessman and founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club was born on March 29th, 1918, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  40. Singer and songwriter John R. Cash (Johnny Cash) was born on February 26th, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas.
  41. Politician and 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton was born on August 19th, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas.
  42. Actor Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4th, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
  43. Former professional basketball player Scottie Pippen was born on September 25th, 1965, in Hamburg, Arkansas.
  44. Arkansas's official state motto is "Regnat populus" (Latin: The people rule).
  45. Arkansas's official state bird is the Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).
  46. Arkansas's official state tree is the Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda).
  47. Arkansas's official state flower is the Apple blossom (Malus).

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Arkansas on a Map of the United States of America

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The official state flag of Arkansas waving in the wind on a flag pole.

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The official state seal of Arkansas that is used by the state's government.

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