Arkansas Population, Area, and Density
The population of Arkansas is 2,966,369 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Arkansas is ranked number 33 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 48.5% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Arkansas is 53,178.6 square miles. There state is 97.9% land and 2.2% water. The population density in Arkansas is 57.0 people per square mile (40th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 2,966,369 people ÷ 52,035.4 sq mi
Population Density = 57.0 people per sq mile
|Population||2,966,369 (33rd out of 56)||2,915,918 (33rd out of 56)||2,673,400 (34th out of 56)|
|Difference||48.5% below avg||47.8% below avg||47.6% below avg|
|Total Area||53,178.6 mi2||137,732 km2||34,034,266 acres||(29th out of 56)|
|Land Area||52,035.4 mi2||134,771 km2||33,302,588 acres||(97.9%)|
|Water Area||1,143.3 mi2||2,961 km2||731,678 acres||(2.2%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||57.0 (40th out of 56)||56.0 (40th out of 56)||51.4 (40th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||86.9% below avg||86.5% below avg||87.1% below avg|