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

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 some more reading about Arkansas:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Arkansas For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Arkansas
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.

Centerton, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,403.0
Median Income: $63,170.0
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Centerton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Bryant, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,529.0
Median Income: $62,302.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Bryant: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 17,795.0
Median Income: $78,779.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Maumelle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Bentonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 42,499.0
Median Income: $76,447.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Bentonville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

White Hall, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,243.0
Median Income: $61,132.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
More on White Hall: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lowell, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,322.0
Median Income: $56,557.0
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 10.7%
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Benton, AR

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,613.0
Median Income: $55,128.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.3%
More on Benton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,296.0
Median Income: $57,150.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.8%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Marion, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,323.0
Median Income: $67,178.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.5%
More on Marion: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Rogers, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 61,979.0
Median Income: $53,638.0
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 13.4%
More on Rogers: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Centerton 2.83 $63,170
2 Bryant 3.0 $62,302
3 Maumelle 3.0 $78,779
4 Bentonville 4.33 $76,447
5 White Hall 5.33 $61,132
6 Lowell 6.83 $56,557
7 Benton 10.0 $55,128
8 Greenwood 11.0 $57,150
9 Marion 11.17 $67,178
10 Rogers 11.33 $53,638
11 Sherwood 11.5 $59,330
12 Farmington 12.17 $51,310
13 Pea Ridge 13.0 $53,355
14 Cabot 15.33 $58,711
15 Greenbrier 18.67 $43,081
16 Conway 19.0 $47,190
17 Mountain Home 20.5 $36,273
18 Siloam Springs 21.0 $44,735
19 Pocahontas 21.67 $34,248
20 Little Rock 21.83 $46,578
21 Batesville 22.67 $42,143
22 Springdale 23.17 $44,854
23 Searcy 23.83 $39,313
24 Jacksonville 24.0 $42,991
25 Jonesboro 27.5 $42,732
26 Paragould 28.0 $41,717
27 Fayetteville 29.33 $40,013
28 Van Buren 29.67 $40,193
29 Berryville 31.0 $35,652
30 Beebe 31.0 $42,737
31 Alma 31.33 $46,103
32 Fort Smith 32.83 $35,956
33 Trumann 32.83 $33,836
34 Heber Springs 33.33 $42,801
35 De Queen 33.5 $34,325
36 Wynne 35.0 $40,086
37 Texarkana 36.0 $37,659
38 Clarksville 36.83 $30,849
39 Stuttgart 37.17 $35,892
40 North Little Rock 37.33 $39,723
41 Harrison 38.67 $35,423
42 Russellville 40.67 $35,564
43 Magnolia 41.67 $34,591
44 Blytheville 41.67 $33,880
45 El Dorado 42.67 $36,732
46 Mena 44.5 $29,471
47 Morrilton 44.67 $27,750
48 Malvern 44.67 $30,123
49 Arkadelphia 44.83 $29,872
50 Crossett 45.67 $33,015
51 Hot Springs 49.67 $30,736
52 Forrest City 50.0 $33,250
53 West Memphis 52.17 $30,632
54 Pine Bluff 52.67 $30,942
55 Warren 53.33 $27,753
56 Camden 54.5 $25,581
57 Newport 55.67 $26,853
58 Hope 55.83 $27,000
59 Monticello 57.0 $28,615
60 Osceola 59.67 $26,031
61 Helena-West Helena 61.0 $21,653

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