These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Arkansas For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Arkansas. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 205 cities and places in Arkansas.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Natural State has to offer. You know the places like Little Rock and Fort Smith which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Arkansas that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Arkansas with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Arkansas, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Arkansas, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Arkansas

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Natural State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Arkansas from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Little Rock.

The smallest? Tumbling Shoals, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Little Rock, AR
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 197,780
Population 2010: 190,718
Growth: 3.7%
More on Little Rock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named "la petite roche" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bnard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 193,524 at the 2010 census. The six county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 75th in terms of population in the United States with 724,385 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

Review Of Little Rock by Flutter Bize

Anybody ever watch the HBO documentary titled 'Banging in Little Rock'- Crime rate per capita was the highest there of all the states at the time of its production. I lived in Little Rock for years then moved to North West Arkansas. Raised my kids in Bentonville where at the time was a wonderful safe family community with excellent schools. Did he mention corrupt towns- Harrison, Arkansas is one town you don't want to be in like EVER! The legal system there is a sad joke. Sooo glad to be out of Arkansas. Sorry to any Arkansan's - I know it's a beautiful state and Little Rock has some amazing cultural aspects but no thanks. Been there done that.


Fort Smith, AR
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 87,537
Population 2010: 85,200
Growth: 2.7%
More on Fort Smith: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 86,209. With an estimated population of 87,443 In 2012, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents that encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties of Le Flore and Sequoyah.

Fayetteville, AR
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 81,889
Population 2010: 71,770
Growth: 14.1%
More on Fayetteville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been home of the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, from which many of the settlers had come. It was incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 105th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census. At 1,400 feet of elevation, it is also one of the highest major US cities between the western Great Plains and the Appalachian Mountains.

Review Of Fayetteville by HomeSnacks User

Burglary/Theft is skyrocketing.. housing costs are increasing while wages are stagnant. Still no real good restaurants in the area, although if you're looking for pizza there's plenty of places. Area is good if you're an outdoorsman, but if you are not, then it is below average. Walmart and chicken farms dominate the industries, that and JB Hunt.

Watch out for the areas south of Fayetteville like Greenland, West Fork, etc., Big m**h problems there, lots of theft, breaking in, etc. Very bad schools except for Shiloh and Fayetteville High.


Springdale, AR
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 77,252
Population 2010: 66,461
Growth: 16.2%
More on Springdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Springdale is the fourth-largest city in Arkansas. It is located in both Washington and Benton counties in Northwest Arkansas. Located on the Springfield Plateau deep in the Ozark Mountains, Springdale has long been an important industrial city for the region. In addition to several trucking companies, the city is home to the world headquarters of Tyson Foods, the world's largest meat producing company. Originally named Shiloh, the city changed its name to Springdale when applying for a post office in 1872. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 69,797 at the 2010 Census.

Jonesboro, AR
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Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 73,581
Population 2010: 64,798
Growth: 13.6%
More on Jonesboro: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city was 71,551. A college town, home of the Arkansas State Red Wolves, Jonesboro is the largest city in northeastern Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta; it is the fifth-most populous city in the state.

North Little Rock, AR
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 66,144
Population 2010: 61,698
Growth: 7.2%
More on North Little Rock: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.

Conway, AR
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 64,481
Population 2010: 56,255
Growth: 14.6%
More on Conway: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Conway is a city in the American state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Although sometimes considered a suburb of Little Rock, Conway is unique in that the majority of its residents do not commute out of the city to work. The city also serves as a regional shopping, educational, work, healthcare, sports, and cultural hub for Faulkner County and surrounding areas. Conway's growth can be attributed to its jobs in technology and higher education with its largest employers being Acxiom, the University of Central Arkansas, Hewlett Packard, Hendrix College, Insight Enterprises, and many technology start up companies. Conway is home to three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname "The City of Colleges".

Rogers, AR
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 63,411
Population 2010: 53,207
Growth: 19.2%
More on Rogers: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city has a population of 55,964 making it the state's-eighth largest city. Rogers is located in the northwest portion of the state in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 465,776 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau.

Bentonville, AR
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Population: 44,601
Population 2010: 32,685
Growth: 36.5%
More on Bentonville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Bentonville is the ninth-largest city in Arkansas and the county seat of Benton County. The city is centrally located in the county with Rogers adjacent to the east. The city is the headquarters of Walmart, which is the world's largest retailer. Originally named Osage after the Osage Indians who hunted in the area when white settlers first moved to the area in 1837, the community was renamed to Bentonville in 1906 in honor of New York inventor Linn Boyd Benton, after being first incorporated on April 3, 1873. It is one of the four main cities in the four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city itself had a population of 35,301 at the 2010 Census, with an estimated population of 47,093 in 2016.

Review Of Bentonville by Meme Stuff

That Sam Walton building is in Bentonville Arkansas NorthWest Arkansas Downtown Bentonville across a park with CSA statue and I was born in Bentonville Arkansas and it's beautiful compared to the rest of the state


Pine Bluff, AR
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Population: 44,509
Population 2010: 50,039
Growth: -11.1%
More on Pine Bluff: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Pine Bluff is the tenth-largest city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is the principal city of the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area and part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area. The population of the city was 49,083 in the 2010 Census with 2016 estmates showing a decline to 43,841.

Review Of Pine Bluff by Darrell Green

We are forgetting that pine bluff has a Walmart. My hometown sadly does not, also it's honestly not that bad. I actually got robbed in Conway and Fayetteville but never pine bluff!!


Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Arkansas

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Arkansas.

Have fun snacking around in the Natural State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Little Rock 197,780 190,718 3.7%
2 Fort Smith 87,537 85,200 2.7%
3 Fayetteville 81,889 71,770 14.1%
4 Springdale 77,252 66,461 16.2%
5 Jonesboro 73,581 64,798 13.6%
6 North Little Rock 66,144 61,698 7.2%
7 Conway 64,481 56,255 14.6%
8 Rogers 63,411 53,207 19.2%
9 Bentonville 44,601 32,685 36.5%
10 Pine Bluff 44,509 50,039 -11.1%
11 Hot Springs 36,780 35,604 3.3%
12 Benton 34,034 29,118 16.9%
13 Sherwood 30,590 28,690 6.6%
14 Texarkana 30,120 29,787 1.1%
15 Russellville 29,147 27,300 6.8%
16 Jacksonville 28,637 28,498 0.5%
17 Paragould 27,815 25,422 9.4%
18 Cabot 25,732 22,333 15.2%
19 West Memphis 25,152 26,391 -4.7%
20 Searcy 23,819 22,128 7.6%
21 Van Buren 23,135 22,236 4.0%
22 Bryant 19,607 15,757 24.4%
23 El Dorado 18,201 19,278 -5.6%
24 Maumelle 17,967 15,918 12.9%
25 Siloam Springs 16,311 14,370 13.5%
26 Forrest City 14,691 15,174 -3.2%
27 Blytheville 14,588 15,874 -8.1%
28 Hot Springs Village 13,918 12,522 11.1%
29 Harrison 13,058 12,928 1.0%
30 Marion 12,467 11,693 6.6%
31 Mountain Home 12,253 12,345 -0.7%
32 Centerton 12,178 8,314 46.5%
33 Magnolia 11,570 11,648 -0.7%
34 Camden 11,289 12,246 -7.8%
35 Malvern 10,830 10,273 5.4%
36 Arkadelphia 10,664 10,697 -0.3%
37 Batesville 10,568 10,045 5.2%
38 Hope 9,923 10,204 -2.8%
39 Monticello 9,660 9,441 2.3%
40 Clarksville 9,448 9,005 4.9%
41 Greenwood 9,311 8,634 7.8%
42 Stuttgart 8,979 9,400 -4.5%
43 Lowell 8,622 7,001 23.2%
44 Wynne 8,095 8,408 -3.7%
45 Beebe 7,992 6,978 14.5%
46 Newport 7,770 7,883 -1.4%
47 East End 7,179 6,797 5.6%
48 Osceola 7,160 7,857 -8.9%
49 Trumann 7,103 7,172 -1.0%
50 Heber Springs 7,079 7,076 0.0%
51 Morrilton 6,663 6,723 -0.9%
52 De Queen 6,623 6,409 3.3%
53 Farmington 6,598 5,763 14.5%
54 Pocahontas 6,459 6,608 -2.3%
55 Warren 5,715 6,064 -5.8%
56 Alma 5,616 5,245 7.1%
57 Mena 5,612 5,768 -2.7%
58 Gibson 5,415 3,388 59.8%
59 Berryville 5,389 5,206 3.5%
60 Pea Ridge 5,296 4,414 20.0%
61 Greenbrier 5,271 4,405 19.7%
62 White Hall 5,213 5,394 -3.4%
63 Prairie Grove 5,187 4,212 23.1%
64 Walnut Ridge 5,146 4,882 5.4%
65 Crossett 5,142 5,585 -7.9%
66 Sheridan 4,850 4,691 3.4%
67 Barling 4,809 4,556 5.6%
68 Cherokee Village 4,804 5,074 -5.3%
69 Ward 4,799 3,832 25.2%
70 Dardanelle 4,588 4,627 -0.8%
71 Haskell 4,495 3,733 20.4%
72 Ashdown 4,471 4,690 -4.7%
73 Nashville 4,469 4,632 -3.5%
74 Vilonia 4,390 3,503 25.3%
75 Piney 4,385 4,417 -0.7%
76 Dumas 4,358 4,772 -8.7%
77 Lonoke 4,229 4,282 -1.2%
78 Rockwell 4,049 3,815 6.1%
79 Fordyce 4,014 4,384 -8.4%
80 Mcgehee 3,921 4,278 -8.3%
81 Booneville 3,876 4,045 -4.2%
82 Marianna 3,795 4,241 -10.5%
83 Gentry 3,743 3,054 22.6%
84 Shannon Hills 3,674 2,939 25.0%
85 Piggott 3,667 3,844 -4.6%
86 Johnson 3,611 3,211 12.5%
87 Ozark 3,604 3,700 -2.6%
88 Waldron 3,435 3,623 -5.2%
89 Paris 3,412 3,593 -5.0%
90 Gosnell 3,375 3,573 -5.5%
91 Cave Springs 3,320 1,447 129.4%
92 Landmark 3,313 3,306 0.2%
93 Manila 3,307 3,256 1.6%
94 Gravette 3,293 2,012 63.7%
95 Huntsville 3,248 2,314 40.4%
96 Corning 3,205 3,423 -6.4%
97 Dewitt 3,166 3,340 -5.2%
98 Prescott 3,112 3,358 -7.3%
99 Pottsville 3,072 2,690 14.2%
100 Tontitown 3,062 2,585 18.5%
101 Atkins 3,037 2,981 1.9%
102 Brookland 2,986 1,538 94.1%
103 Elkins 2,948 2,430 21.3%
104 North Crossett 2,941 3,414 -13.9%
105 Bald Knob 2,886 2,945 -2.0%
106 Alexander 2,881 2,720 5.9%
107 Brinkley 2,854 3,324 -14.1%
108 Mountain View 2,828 2,797 1.1%
109 Austin 2,789 1,367 104.0%
110 Hamburg 2,759 2,881 -4.2%
111 England 2,758 2,867 -3.8%
112 Clinton 2,735 2,675 2.2%
113 Charleston 2,729 2,751 -0.8%
114 Lake Village 2,706 2,596 4.2%
115 Little Flock 2,702 2,592 4.2%
116 Hoxie 2,680 2,768 -3.2%
117 Green Forest 2,673 2,751 -2.8%
118 Dermott 2,653 2,354 12.7%
119 Lincoln 2,645 2,233 18.5%
120 Cave City 2,615 1,725 51.6%
121 Lavaca 2,584 2,238 15.5%
122 Bethel Heights 2,560 1,754 46.0%
123 Gassville 2,548 2,165 17.7%
124 West Fork 2,531 2,560 -1.1%
125 Augusta 2,522 2,381 5.9%
126 Marked Tree 2,500 2,597 -3.7%
127 Bono 2,494 2,179 14.5%
128 Fairfield Bay 2,458 2,041 20.4%
129 Harrisburg 2,439 2,251 8.4%
130 Lake City 2,425 2,105 15.2%
131 Horseshoe Bend 2,396 2,477 -3.3%
132 Salem 2,323 2,671 -13.0%
133 Gurdon 2,314 2,613 -11.4%
134 Bull Shoals 2,312 2,084 10.9%
135 Danville 2,259 2,558 -11.7%
136 Holiday Island 2,247 2,360 -4.8%
137 Glenwood 2,246 2,298 -2.3%
138 Mayflower 2,218 2,653 -16.4%
139 Lake Hamilton 2,186 1,925 13.6%
140 Decatur 2,178 1,224 77.9%
141 Carlisle 2,175 2,400 -9.4%
142 Leachville 2,174 2,330 -6.7%
143 Eureka Springs 2,173 2,022 7.5%
144 Elm Springs 2,153 1,968 9.4%
145 Prairie Creek 2,150 1,676 28.3%
146 Rector 2,075 2,132 -2.7%
147 Judsonia 2,060 1,960 5.1%
148 Lepanto 2,053 2,177 -5.7%
149 Tuckerman 2,029 1,967 3.2%
150 Earle 1,999 2,504 -20.2%
151 Calico Rock 1,995 1,702 17.2%
152 Star City 1,993 2,928 -31.9%
153 Smackover 1,973 2,032 -2.9%
154 Melbourne 1,925 1,676 14.9%
155 Marshall 1,900 1,765 7.6%
156 Bay 1,887 1,752 7.7%
157 Clarendon 1,846 1,592 16.0%
158 Mulberry 1,821 2,011 -9.4%
159 Eudora 1,811 2,341 -22.6%
160 Des Arc 1,803 2,088 -13.6%
161 Stamps 1,786 2,194 -18.6%
162 Murfreesboro 1,778 1,862 -4.5%
163 Lamar 1,763 2,212 -20.3%
164 Mccrory 1,746 1,984 -12.0%
165 Mcalmont 1,704 1,153 47.8%
166 Monette 1,666 1,220 36.6%
167 Goshen 1,661 1,010 64.5%
168 Greenland 1,655 1,101 50.3%
169 Perryville 1,651 1,304 26.6%
170 Wrightsville 1,627 2,020 -19.5%
171 Redfield 1,517 1,043 45.4%
172 Dover 1,503 1,446 3.9%
173 Diaz 1,501 1,770 -15.2%
174 Kensett 1,486 1,616 -8.0%
175 Waldo 1,448 1,267 14.3%
176 Hampton 1,403 1,664 -15.7%
177 Hazen 1,386 1,559 -11.1%
178 Cedarville 1,358 1,803 -24.7%
179 Ola 1,343 1,029 30.5%
180 Marmaduke 1,331 1,107 20.2%
181 Mansfield 1,301 1,195 8.9%
182 Rison 1,286 1,345 -4.4%
183 Flippin 1,263 1,638 -22.9%
184 Hughes 1,263 1,505 -16.1%
185 Marvell 1,242 1,248 -0.5%
186 Mount Ida 1,227 1,163 5.5%
187 Ash Flat 1,191 1,505 -20.9%
188 Newark 1,189 1,287 -7.6%
189 Coal Hill 1,175 1,182 -0.6%
190 Dierks 1,137 984 15.5%
191 Kibler 1,128 952 18.5%
192 Plumerville 1,114 880 26.6%
193 Avilla 1,098 1,152 -4.7%
194 Highland 1,093 1,018 7.4%
195 Wooster 1,084 771 40.6%
196 Yellville 1,079 1,427 -24.4%
197 Horatio 1,064 1,262 -15.7%
198 Foreman 1,062 1,151 -7.7%
199 Lewisville 1,049 1,409 -25.6%
200 West Crossett 1,049 1,092 -3.9%
201 Caraway 1,044 1,219 -14.4%
202 Hackett 1,032 762 35.4%
203 Midway 1,031 931 10.7%
204 Wilson 1,016 742 36.9%
205 Tumbling Shoals 1,005 898 11.9%

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