Opportunity Zones in Arkansas

Arkansas has 85 designated opportunity zones, including 83 low-income communities, plus 2 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, a small majority (58%) of Arkansas’ census tracts are urban. But most (55%) of Arkansas’ opportunity zones are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Arkansas Opportunity Zones

Arkansas Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Arkansas’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 85 435 686
Low-income communities 83 257 340
Contiguous 2 178 180
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $31,254 $37,814 $42,845
Poverty rate 30.09% 22.11% 20.20%
Unemployment rate 10.48% 8.39% 7.73%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $84,365 $95,730 $111,482
Median rent/month $612 $644 $683
Homeownership 52.44% 64.93% 65.58%
Severe rent burden 22.78% 19.16% 19.06%
Vacancy rate 16.79% 17.07% 15.53%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 55.73% 69.75% 70.77%
Black alone 29.38% 20.83% 19.16%
Hispanic 10.55% 6.08% 6.28%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.76% 0.90% 1.30%
Younger than 18 24.44% 23.08% 23.39%
Older than 64 13.85% 16.88% 16.26%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 57.26% 55.19% 51.39%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 14.89% 16.18% 19.92%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 1.18% 0.23% 0.87%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 44.71% 51.26% 57.73%
In a micro area 28.24% 20.00% 19.24%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 27.06% 28.74% 23.03%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Arkansas Counties & Cities

List of counties in Arkansas: Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Francis, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Arkansas: Little Rock

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Arkansas

Website: Arkansas Economic Development Commission

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Arkansas Arkansas 05001480400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Ashley 05003960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Benton 05007020301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Benton 05007021101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Boone 05009790501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Bradley 05011950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Carroll 05015950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Chicot 05017080300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Clark 05019953900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Cleburne 05023480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Columbia 05027950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Conway 05029950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Craighead 05031000101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Craighead 05031000502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Craighead 05031000602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Crawford 05033020501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Crittenden 05035030600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Crittenden 05035030703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Dallas 05039970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Desha 05041950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Desha 05041950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Drew 05043490300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Drew 05043490400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Faulkner 05045030403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Faulkner 05045030702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Faulkner 05045030900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Franklin 05047950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Garland 05051010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Garland 05051010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Garland 05051011500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Grant 05053470300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Greene 05055480500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Greene 05055480700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Hempstead 05057480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Hot Spring 05059020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Howard 05061950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Independence 05063490200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Independence 05063490600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Jackson 05067480400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Jefferson 05069000502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Jefferson 05069001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Jefferson 05069002400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Arkansas Jefferson 05069002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Johnson 05071952000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Lafayette 05073470100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Lawrence 05075470100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Little River 05081030102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Logan 05083950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Marion 05089960202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Miller 05091020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Mississippi 05093010700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Arkansas Mississippi 05093010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Mississippi 05093011100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Nevada 05099090200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Ouachita 05103950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Ouachita 05103950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Phillips 05107480400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Phillips 05107480600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Polk 05113950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pope 05115951300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pope 05115951600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119001800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119002800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119003001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119003605 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119004600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Pulaski 05119004700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas St. Francis 05123960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas St. Francis 05123960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Sebastian 05131000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Sebastian 05131000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Sebastian 05131000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Sevier 05133080300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Union 05139950900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Union 05139951000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Van Buren 05141460200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143010301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143010302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143011101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas Washington 05143011200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Arkansas White 05145070800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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