These Are The 10 Most Successful Cities In Arkansas

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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What is success? Is it the amount of money you have in your bank account, at any given point? Is it that feeling you get after delivering a killer presentation, or even a pretty decent bar joke?

Or is it something bigger–something wholly unnameable, undefinable, immeasurable, and totally subjective?

Probably so.

But here at Zippia, we like things that we can neatly measure and then expound upon. So yes, with the Power of Math, we have determined the unarguable, totally objective 10 most successful cities in Arkansas. And here they are:

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

If you are trying to argue already with our unarguable list, keep reading. There’s a method to this madness.

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How We Determined The Most Successful Cities In Arkansas

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is–money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Meh. Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:




1. Bryant

Bryant, Arkansas

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Population: 18,497Median Income: $63,448
Poverty Level: 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

2. Maumelle

Maumelle, Arkansas

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Population: 17,565Median Income: $79,182
Poverty Level: 5.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

3. Centerton

Bentonville, Arkansas
Population 2014: 10,278 Median Income: $58,007
Poverty Level: 5.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

4. Bentonville

Bentonville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,572Median Income: $71,461
Poverty Level: 8.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

5. Bella Vista

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,273Median Income: $62,500
Poverty Level: 5.9%
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

6. Lowell

Lowell, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,756Median Income: $55,947
Poverty Level: 8.7%
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%

7. Sherwood

Sherwood, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,061Median Income: $58,300
Poverty Level: 11.2%
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%

8. White Hall

White Hall, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,392Median Income: $63,039
Poverty Level: 9.3%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

9. Farmington

Farmington, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,208Median Income: $51,456
Poverty Level: 10.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

10. Rogers

Rogers, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,944Median Income: $52,386
Poverty Level: 12.6%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

Measuring Success

If you’re still looking at this post thinking, “Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!” well, you’re probably right.

But we like to measure things, and when it comes to success, we feel pretty successful in our approach. Congrats to Bryant and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.

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Detailed List Of The Most Successful Cities In Arkansas

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

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