Percent with Child Poverty

CountyRanking (1-5)Value
Arkansas226.9%
Ashley329.5%
Baxter119.9%
Benton116.5%
Boone123.4%
Bradley548.7%
Calhoun121.8%
Carroll226.5%
Chicot545%
Clark333.4%
Clay227.8%
Cleburne225.6%
Cleveland227.2%
Columbia438.4%
Conway332.7%
Craighead331.5%
Crawford329.3%
Crittenden539.6%
Cross226.2%
Dallas119.3%
Desha546.6%
Drew437.2%
Faulkner116.4%
Franklin224.2%
Fulton434.6%
Garland435.2%
Grant115.9%
Greene122.7%
Hempstead545.6%
Hot Spring120.1%
Howard331.7%
Independence434.3%
Izard123.3%
Jackson542.3%
Jefferson437.3%
Johnson333.2%
Lafayette435%
Lawrence435%
Lee542.1%
Lincoln437.2%
Little River123.1%
Logan224.4%
Lonoke117.7%
Madison329.9%
Marion226.7%
Miller329.8%
Mississippi540.8%
Monroe546.8%
Montgomery227.8%
Nevada552.4%
Newton225%
Ouachita333.4%
Perry119.3%
Phillips550.2%
Pike438.8%
Poinsett437.6%
Polk540.4%
Pope225.4%
Prairie227.5%
Pulaski225.2%
Randolph332.8%
Saline111.2%
Scott331.8%
Searcy331.5%
Sebastian436.6%
Sevier434%
Sharp330%
St. Francis543.1%
Stone543.1%
Union435.3%
Van Buren544.9%
Washington226.1%
White120.5%
Woodruff434.1%
Yell226.6%

Description

The percent of persons under age 18 living below the federal poverty line. Child poverty rates help us understand the quality of life enjoyed by Arkansas’ children, and give insight into the future health of the state.

Source/Citation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search. (2017).Percent with Child Poverty 2011-2015. Retrieved Aug 24, 2017 from PHACS database. Available from American Community Survey estimates, United States Census Bureau database.


Ranking Information

* Health Ranking compared to other counties. This is a result of quintile ranking for all 75 counties in Arkansas. The rankings are assigned by placing the counties into five equal groups by the occurrence of the health indicator.

Category 1 - Highest, represents highest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 2 - Higher, represents counties between the highest and mid-range occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 3 - Middle, represents counties within the middle range occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 4 - Lower, represents counties between mid-range and lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 5 - Lowest, represents counties with the lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

2017 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Public Health in Arkansas' Communities Search