These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Arkansas For 2018

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

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Centerton, Bryant, Maumelle: 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.

Centerton in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $63,170 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 6.9%.

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.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 61 places in Arkansas with more than 5,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Arkansas for 2018:

  1. Centerton (Homes)
  2. Bryant (Photos | Homes)
  3. Maumelle (Photos | Homes)
  4. Bentonville (Photos | Homes)
  5. White Hall (Photos | Homes)
  6. Lowell (Photos | Homes)
  7. Benton (Photos | Homes)
  8. Greenwood (Homes)
  9. Marion (Photos | Homes)
  10. Rogers (Photos | Homes)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Arkansas.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out the best places to live in Arkansas or the poorest.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Arkansas For 2018

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

However, we don’t believe 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 newly released 2012-2016 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 61 places with more than 5,000 people in Arkansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 61 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, Centerton, crowned the ‘Richest Place In Arkansas For 2018’.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 61 places.

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1. Centerton

Centerton, Arkansas

Population: 11,403
Median Income: $63,170
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Centerton: Real Estate | Data
Centerton is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 9,515 at the 2010 census. Centerton is part of the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2. Bryant

Bryant, Arkansas

Population: 19,529
Median Income: $62,302
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Bryant: Real Estate | Data

3. Maumelle

Maumelle, Arkansas

Population: 17,795
Median Income: $78,779
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Maumelle: Real Estate | Data
Maumelle is an affluent city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 17,163. The city is located northwest of Little Rock, bordering the opposite shore of the Arkansas River and is part of the Little Rock metropolitan area.

4. Bentonville

Bentonville, Arkansas

Population: 42,499
Median Income: $76,447
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Bentonville: Real Estate | 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.

5. White Hall

White Hall, Arkansas

Population: 5,243
Median Income: $61,132
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on White Hall: Real Estate | Data

6. Lowell

Lowell, Arkansas

Population: 8,322
Median Income: $56,557
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 10.7%
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Data

7. Benton

Benton, Arkansas

Source: Public domain

Population: 33,613
Median Income: $55,128
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.3%
More on Benton: Real Estate | Data

8. Greenwood

Greenwood, Arkansas

Population: 9,296
Median Income: $57,150
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.8%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data
Greenwood is a city in and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States, perhaps best known locally for its Arkansas high school football. It is the fifth largest municipality in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 8,952 according to the 2010 US Census.

9. Marion

Marion, Arkansas

Population: 12,323
Median Income: $67,178
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.5%
More on Marion: Real Estate | Data
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 12,345 at the 2010 census, a 38.7% increase since 2000. The city is part of the Memphis metropolitan area. It is the second largest city in Crittenden County, behind West Memphis.

10. Rogers

Rogers, Arkansas

Population: 61,979
Median Income: $53,638
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 13.4%
More on Rogers: Real Estate | 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.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Arkansas For 2018

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 Arkansas, according to data:

Poorest: Helena-West Helena
2nd Poorest: Osceola
3rd Poorest: Monticello

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  • Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Arkansas

    City Rank Median Income
    Centerton 1 $63,170
    Bryant 2 $62,302
    Maumelle 3 $78,779
    Bentonville 4 $76,447
    White Hall 5 $61,132
    Lowell 6 $56,557
    Benton 7 $55,128
    Greenwood 8 $57,150
    Marion 9 $67,178
    Rogers 10 $53,638
    Sherwood 11 $59,330
    Farmington 12 $51,310
    Pea Ridge 13 $53,355
    Cabot 14 $58,711
    Greenbrier 15 $43,081
    Conway 16 $47,190
    Mountain Home 17 $36,273
    Siloam Springs 18 $44,735
    Pocahontas 19 $34,248
    Little Rock 20 $46,578
    Batesville 21 $42,143
    Springdale 22 $44,854
    Searcy 23 $39,313
    Jacksonville 24 $42,991
    Jonesboro 25 $42,732
    Paragould 26 $41,717
    Fayetteville 27 $40,013
    Van Buren 28 $40,193
    Berryville 29 $35,652
    Beebe 30 $42,737
    Alma 31 $46,103
    Fort Smith 32 $35,956
    Trumann 33 $33,836
    Heber Springs 34 $42,801
    De Queen 35 $34,325
    Wynne 36 $40,086
    Texarkana 37 $37,659
    Clarksville 38 $30,849
    Stuttgart 39 $35,892
    North Little Rock 40 $39,723
    Harrison 41 $35,423
    Russellville 42 $35,564
    Magnolia 43 $34,591
    Blytheville 44 $33,880
    El Dorado 45 $36,732
    Mena 46 $29,471
    Morrilton 47 $27,750
    Malvern 48 $30,123
    Arkadelphia 49 $29,872
    Crossett 50 $33,015
    Hot Springs 51 $30,736
    Forrest City 52 $33,250
    West Memphis 53 $30,632
    Pine Bluff 54 $30,942
    Warren 55 $27,753
    Camden 56 $25,581
    Newport 57 $26,853
    Hope 58 $27,000
    Monticello 59 $28,615
    Osceola 60 $26,031
    Helena-West Helena 61 $21,653

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