These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Arkansas


We analyzed over 62 places in Arkansas to determine where the 1% live.

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Bryant, Maumelle, Centerton: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Arkansas. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Natural State.

Bryant in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $63,448 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.6%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Arkansas share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 62 places in Arkansas with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Natural State:

  1. Bryant
  2. Maumelle
  3. Centerton
  4. Bentonville
  5. Bella Vista
  6. Lowell
  7. Sherwood
  8. East End
  9. White Hall
  10. Farmington

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Arkansas? That would be Monticello.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Arkansas

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 62 places with more than 5,000 people in Arkansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 62 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Bryant, crowned the “Richest Place In Arkansas”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 62 places.

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1. Bryant

Bryant, Arkansas

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Population: 18,497
Median Income: 6344800.0%
Poverty Level: 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

2. Maumelle

Maumelle, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,565
Median Income: 7918200.0%
Poverty Level: 5.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

3. Centerton

Centerton, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,278
Median Income: 5800700.0%
Poverty Level: 5.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

4. Bentonville

Bentonville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,572
Median Income: 7146100.0%
Poverty Level: 8.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

5. Bella Vista

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,273
Median Income: 6250000.0%
Poverty Level: 5.9%
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

6. Lowell

Lowell, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,756
Median Income: 5594700.0%
Poverty Level: 8.7%
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%

7. Sherwood

Sherwood, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,061
Median Income: 5830000.0%
Poverty Level: 11.2%
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%

8. East End


Population: 6,917
Median Income: 4938900.0%
Poverty Level: 4.9%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%

9. White Hall

White Hall, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,392
Median Income: 6303900.0%
Poverty Level: 9.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

10. Farmington

Farmington, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,208
Median Income: 5145600.0%
Poverty Level: 10.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Arkansas

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Arkansas, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Arkansas. When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in AR, according to data:

Poorest: Monticello
2nd Poorest: Helena-West Helena
3rd Poorest: Osceola
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Arkansas

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Bryant 1 18,497 $63,448 4.6% 3.1%
Maumelle 2 17,565 $79,182 5.1% 4.1%
Centerton 3 10,278 $58,007 5.5% 3.7%
Bentonville 4 38,572 $71,461 8.1% 5.0%
Bella Vista 5 27,273 $62,500 5.9% 5.1%
Lowell 6 7,756 $55,947 8.7% 2.5%
Sherwood 7 30,061 $58,300 11.2% 4.8%
East End 8 6,917 $49,389 4.9% 6.4%
White Hall 9 5,392 $63,039 9.3% 6.8%
Farmington 10 6,208 $51,456 10.0% 5.7%
Rogers 11 58,944 $52,386 12.6% 5.4%
Cabot 12 24,768 $57,635 11.0% 6.2%
Benton 13 32,208 $52,341 13.6% 5.5%
Marion 14 12,354 $62,740 7.0% 7.9%
Siloam Springs 15 15,614 $44,390 15.1% 4.3%
Greenwood 16 9,222 $46,673 10.3% 6.0%
Hot Springs Village 17 13,510 $54,326 7.0% 7.9%
Jacksonville 18 28,728 $40,720 17.0% 7.5%
Stuttgart 19 9,269 $38,660 16.2% 7.4%
Conway 20 62,455 $47,126 20.2% 7.0%
Searcy 21 23,524 $42,181 21.4% 6.1%
Berryville 22 5,329 $35,028 18.4% 5.8%
Little Rock 23 196,188 $46,409 16.6% 8.9%
Mountain Home 24 12,338 $32,884 17.7% 6.2%
Batesville 25 10,386 $37,150 19.5% 6.4%
Springdale 26 73,789 $41,385 19.1% 8.1%
Texarkana 27 30,015 $40,422 18.1% 8.9%
Van Buren 28 22,955 $39,634 20.0% 8.0%
Fort Smith 29 87,193 $36,777 22.6% 6.6%
Paragould 30 26,859 $38,481 18.8% 8.8%
North Little Rock 31 64,731 $40,305 19.0% 9.3%
Alma 32 5,514 $44,063 17.0% 15.1%
Wynne 33 8,296 $39,427 18.5% 10.6%
Fayetteville 34 77,264 $37,350 28.2% 7.0%
Harrison 35 13,103 $32,495 22.5% 7.8%
Jonesboro 36 70,217 $40,583 23.6% 8.9%
Pocahontas 37 6,543 $33,304 22.7% 7.9%
Mena 38 5,701 $27,491 17.5% 8.4%
Russellville 39 28,581 $36,360 23.4% 8.6%
Malvern 40 10,695 $30,983 21.1% 8.5%
Warren 41 5,918 $31,033 26.6% 7.4%
Heber Springs 42 7,177 $36,070 20.6% 12.9%
Clarksville 43 9,286 $29,007 22.5% 8.0%
Blytheville 44 15,251 $32,832 21.3% 10.8%
Arkadelphia 45 10,703 $29,848 33.1% 6.5%
Beebe 46 7,688 $33,858 30.2% 8.6%
Crossett 47 5,389 $30,048 18.7% 15.1%
El Dorado 48 18,590 $33,725 22.9% 13.5%
Magnolia 49 11,681 $34,461 33.7% 9.4%
Trumann 50 7,222 $30,721 23.6% 12.1%
Hot Springs 51 35,486 $31,302 29.2% 11.7%
De Queen 52 6,671 $30,543 24.5% 13.8%
Hope 53 10,033 $24,423 26.1% 10.1%
West Memphis 54 25,767 $29,764 27.2% 14.9%
Camden 55 11,861 $26,279 27.8% 10.8%
Pine Bluff 56 47,058 $30,415 27.9% 16.5%
Newport 57 7,817 $27,183 30.2% 10.5%
Forrest City 58 15,122 $28,656 28.7% 13.9%
Morrilton 59 6,764 $27,345 30.1% 12.1%
Osceola 60 7,535 $28,495 30.1% 22.8%
Helena-West Helena 61 11,795 $22,451 37.8% 21.9%
Monticello 62 9,718 $25,905 41.7% 22.1%

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