100 Biggest Cities In Arkansas For 2020

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? Oak Grove Heights, 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: 198,135
Population 2010: 190,718
Growth: 3.9%
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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.

Fort Smith, AR
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 87,639
Population 2010: 85,200
Growth: 2.9%
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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: 83,736
Population 2010: 71,770
Growth: 16.7%
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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

Bad schools, no diversity, rundown in many parts of town. Dominated by Walmart.

Watch out for the homeless and methheads. Also 5 miles outside of town is flooded with m**h labs.


Springdale, AR
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 78,690
Population 2010: 66,461
Growth: 18.4%
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: 74,710
Population 2010: 64,798
Growth: 15.3%
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: 66,282
Population 2010: 61,698
Growth: 7.4%
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: 65,069
Population 2010: 56,255
Growth: 15.7%
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: 64,947
Population 2010: 53,207
Growth: 22.1%
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: 46,857
Population 2010: 32,685
Growth: 43.4%
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.

Pine Bluff, AR
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Population: 43,840
Population 2010: 50,039
Growth: -12.4%
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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 HomeSnacks User

I have lived in Pine Bluff for 6 years and after moving here from Miami, have seen more crime than anywhere I have ever live and it's n ot even on the list. It is DANGEROUS here. How could you not include Pine Bluff. It is most likely #1.


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 198,135 190,718 3.9%
2 Fort Smith 87,639 85,200 2.9%
3 Fayetteville 83,736 71,770 16.7%
4 Springdale 78,690 66,461 18.4%
5 Jonesboro 74,710 64,798 15.3%
6 North Little Rock 66,282 61,698 7.4%
7 Conway 65,069 56,255 15.7%
8 Rogers 64,947 53,207 22.1%
9 Bentonville 46,857 32,685 43.4%
10 Pine Bluff 43,840 50,039 -12.4%
11 Hot Springs 36,969 35,604 3.8%
12 Benton 34,873 29,118 19.8%
13 Sherwood 30,812 28,690 7.4%
14 Texarkana 30,104 29,787 1.1%
15 Russellville 29,244 27,300 7.1%
16 Jacksonville 28,588 28,498 0.3%
17 Paragould 28,296 25,422 11.3%
18 Cabot 26,176 22,333 17.2%
19 West Memphis 25,009 26,391 -5.2%
20 Searcy 23,853 22,128 7.8%
21 Van Buren 23,296 22,236 4.8%
22 Bryant 19,944 15,757 26.6%
23 El Dorado 18,129 19,278 -6.0%
24 Maumelle 18,053 15,918 13.4%
25 Siloam Springs 16,567 14,370 15.3%
26 Forrest City 14,475 15,174 -4.6%
27 Hot Springs Village 14,466 12,522 15.5%
28 Blytheville 14,298 15,874 -9.9%
29 Centerton 13,252 8,314 59.4%
30 Harrison 13,069 12,928 1.1%
31 Marion 12,447 11,693 6.4%
32 Mountain Home 12,303 12,345 -0.3%
33 Magnolia 11,573 11,648 -0.6%
34 Camden 11,152 12,246 -8.9%
35 Helena-West Helena 10,965 12,650 -13.3%
36 Malvern 10,853 10,273 5.6%
37 Batesville 10,642 10,045 5.9%
38 Arkadelphia 10,611 10,697 -0.8%
39 Hope 9,847 10,204 -3.5%
40 Monticello 9,580 9,441 1.5%
41 Clarksville 9,512 9,005 5.6%
42 Greenwood 9,357 8,634 8.4%
43 Lowell 8,926 7,001 27.5%
44 Stuttgart 8,866 9,400 -5.7%
45 Beebe 8,055 6,978 15.4%
46 Wynne 8,017 8,408 -4.7%
47 Newport 7,695 7,883 -2.4%
48 Trumann 7,089 7,172 -1.2%
49 Osceola 7,049 7,857 -10.3%
50 Heber Springs 7,047 7,076 -0.4%
51 East End 7,019 6,797 3.3%
52 Farmington 6,810 5,763 18.2%
53 Morrilton 6,640 6,723 -1.2%
54 De Queen 6,612 6,409 3.2%
55 Pocahontas 6,506 6,608 -1.5%
56 Warren 5,704 6,064 -5.9%
57 Alma 5,688 5,245 8.4%
58 Mena 5,597 5,768 -3.0%
59 Prairie Grove 5,493 4,212 30.4%
60 Pea Ridge 5,485 4,414 24.3%
61 Berryville 5,421 5,206 4.1%
62 Greenbrier 5,370 4,405 21.9%
63 White Hall 5,158 5,394 -4.4%
64 Walnut Ridge 5,125 4,882 5.0%
65 Crossett 5,075 5,585 -9.1%
66 Cherokee Village 5,067 5,074 -0.1%
67 Gibson 4,972 3,388 46.8%
68 Ward 4,957 3,832 29.4%
69 Sheridan 4,857 4,691 3.5%
70 Barling 4,844 4,556 6.3%
71 Rockwell 4,607 3,815 20.8%
72 Dardanelle 4,594 4,627 -0.7%
73 Haskell 4,552 3,733 21.9%
74 Vilonia 4,491 3,503 28.2%
75 Nashville 4,447 4,632 -4.0%
76 Ashdown 4,447 4,690 -5.2%
77 Piney 4,380 4,417 -0.8%
78 Dumas 4,287 4,772 -10.2%
79 Lonoke 4,251 4,282 -0.7%
80 Fordyce 3,925 4,384 -10.5%
81 Cave Springs 3,881 1,447 168.2%
82 Booneville 3,869 4,045 -4.4%
83 Mcgehee 3,858 4,278 -9.8%
84 Shannon Hills 3,774 2,939 28.4%
85 Gentry 3,739 3,054 22.4%
86 Marianna 3,685 4,241 -13.1%
87 Johnson 3,665 3,211 14.1%
88 Piggott 3,653 3,844 -5.0%
89 Ozark 3,601 3,700 -2.7%
90 Paris 3,426 3,593 -4.6%
91 Waldron 3,401 3,623 -6.1%
92 Gravette 3,340 2,012 66.0%
93 Manila 3,330 3,256 2.3%
94 Tontitown 3,329 2,585 28.8%
95 Gosnell 3,326 3,573 -6.9%
96 Landmark 3,279 3,306 -0.8%
97 North Crossett 3,184 3,414 -6.7%
98 Corning 3,181 3,423 -7.1%
99 Brookland 3,156 1,538 105.2%
100 Pottsville 3,136 2,690 16.6%
101 Dewitt 3,117 3,340 -6.7%
102 Prescott 3,072 3,358 -8.5%
103 Austin 3,043 1,367 122.6%
104 Atkins 3,034 2,981 1.8%
105 Elkins 3,023 2,430 24.4%
106 Alexander 3,007 2,720 10.6%
107 Bald Knob 2,891 2,945 -1.8%
108 Mountain View 2,834 2,797 1.3%
109 Brinkley 2,823 3,324 -15.1%
110 Lavaca 2,794 2,238 24.8%
111 Charleston 2,764 2,751 0.5%
112 England 2,757 2,867 -3.8%
113 Hamburg 2,741 2,881 -4.9%
114 Little Flock 2,727 2,592 5.2%
115 Green Forest 2,680 2,751 -2.6%
116 Hoxie 2,641 2,768 -4.6%
117 Dermott 2,631 2,354 11.8%
118 Harrisburg 2,607 2,251 15.8%
119 Bethel Heights 2,597 1,754 48.1%
120 West Fork 2,581 2,560 0.8%
121 Gurdon 2,580 2,613 -1.3%
122 Fairfield Bay 2,537 2,041 24.3%
123 Clinton 2,534 2,675 -5.3%
124 Gassville 2,519 2,165 16.4%
125 Bono 2,487 2,179 14.1%
126 Huntsville 2,475 2,314 7.0%
127 Leachville 2,467 2,330 5.9%
128 Horseshoe Bend 2,464 2,477 -0.5%
129 Lake Village 2,461 2,596 -5.2%
130 Lincoln 2,436 2,233 9.1%
131 Cave City 2,412 1,725 39.8%
132 Prairie Creek 2,404 1,676 43.4%
133 Augusta 2,402 2,381 0.9%
134 Lake City 2,380 2,105 13.1%
135 Carlisle 2,294 2,400 -4.4%
136 Danville 2,270 2,558 -11.3%
137 Elm Springs 2,268 1,968 15.2%
138 Marked Tree 2,238 2,597 -13.8%
139 Earle 2,179 2,504 -13.0%
140 Calico Rock 2,176 1,702 27.8%
141 Lake Hamilton 2,128 1,925 10.5%
142 Tuckerman 2,119 1,967 7.7%
143 Holiday Island 2,108 2,360 -10.7%
144 Rector 2,098 2,132 -1.6%
145 Bull Shoals 2,097 2,084 0.6%
146 Judsonia 2,088 1,960 6.5%
147 Glenwood 2,085 2,298 -9.3%
148 Bay 2,077 1,752 18.6%
149 Lepanto 2,071 2,177 -4.9%
150 Goshen 2,061 1,010 104.1%
151 Salem 2,047 2,671 -23.4%
152 Eudora 2,035 2,341 -13.1%
153 Mcalmont 2,017 1,153 74.9%
154 Eureka Springs 2,011 2,022 -0.5%
155 Lamar 2,002 2,212 -9.5%
156 Dover 1,989 1,446 37.6%
157 Mayflower 1,949 2,653 -26.5%
158 Smackover 1,897 2,032 -6.6%
159 Decatur 1,879 1,224 53.5%
160 Star City 1,862 2,928 -36.4%
161 Murfreesboro 1,834 1,862 -1.5%
162 Greenland 1,806 1,101 64.0%
163 Melbourne 1,787 1,676 6.6%
164 Monette 1,785 1,220 46.3%
165 Clarendon 1,759 1,592 10.5%
166 Des Arc 1,728 2,088 -17.2%
167 Kensett 1,690 1,616 4.6%
168 Perryville 1,685 1,304 29.2%
169 Wrightsville 1,671 2,020 -17.3%
170 Mulberry 1,658 2,011 -17.6%
171 Redfield 1,620 1,043 55.3%
172 Stamps 1,562 2,194 -28.8%
173 Mccrory 1,511 1,984 -23.8%
174 Marshall 1,508 1,765 -14.6%
175 Waldo 1,409 1,267 11.2%
176 Marmaduke 1,399 1,107 26.4%
177 Mansfield 1,384 1,195 15.8%
178 Marvell 1,383 1,248 10.8%
179 Flippin 1,342 1,638 -18.1%
180 Hampton 1,341 1,664 -19.4%
181 Hughes 1,336 1,505 -11.2%
182 Cedarville 1,328 1,803 -26.3%
183 Hazen 1,321 1,559 -15.3%
184 Rison 1,294 1,345 -3.8%
185 Avilla 1,273 1,152 10.5%
186 Mount Ida 1,240 1,163 6.6%
187 Diaz 1,204 1,770 -32.0%
188 Luxora 1,203 1,156 4.1%
189 Coal Hill 1,189 1,182 0.6%
190 West Crossett 1,181 1,092 8.2%
191 Ash Flat 1,168 1,505 -22.4%
192 Yellville 1,162 1,427 -18.6%
193 Foreman 1,145 1,151 -0.5%
194 Mineral Springs 1,131 1,195 -5.4%
195 Kibler 1,122 952 17.9%
196 Caraway 1,121 1,219 -8.0%
197 Highland 1,101 1,018 8.2%
198 Ola 1,101 1,029 7.0%
199 Newark 1,094 1,287 -15.0%
200 Dierks 1,068 984 8.5%
201 Lewisville 1,047 1,409 -25.7%
202 Horatio 1,027 1,262 -18.6%
203 Wickes 1,007 661 52.3%
204 Bearden 1,007 1,065 -5.4%
205 Oak Grove Heights 1,005 794 26.6%

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