The 10 Richest Cities In Arkansas For 2021


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

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Lowell, Centerton, Bentonville: 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.

Lowell in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $68,438 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 5.629175336764868%.

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 2015-2019 American Community Survey for the 63 places in Arkansas with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Arkansas for 2021:

  1. Lowell
  2. Centerton
  3. Bentonville
  4. Pea Ridge
  5. Maumelle
  6. White Hall
  7. Farmington
  8. Bryant
  9. Rogers
  10. Prairie Grove

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:

The 10 Richest Cities In Arkansas For 2021

1. Lowell

Lowell, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,175
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $68,438
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Photos

2. Centerton

Centerton, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,203
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $75,631
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.5%
More on Centerton: Real Estate | Photos

3. Bentonville

Bentonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,467
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $80,392
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 7.6%
More on Bentonville: Real Estate | Photos

4. Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,717
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Median Income: $63,918
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.1%
More on Pea Ridge: Real Estate | Photos

5. Maumelle

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 18,142
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Income: $84,341
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Maumelle: Real Estate | Photos

6. White Hall

White Hall, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,078
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 4)
Median Income: $73,043
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 10.7%
More on White Hall: Real Estate | Photos

7. Farmington

Farmington, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,992
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $57,586
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Photos

8. Bryant

Bryant, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,231
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Median Income: $66,688
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 8.0%
More on Bryant: Real Estate | Photos

9. Rogers

Rogers, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 66,344
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $61,551
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 10.5%
More on Rogers: Real Estate | Photos

10. Prairie Grove

Prairie Grove, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,845
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $62,807
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Prairie Grove: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Arkansas For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 63 places with more than 5,000 people in Arkansas, we ranked each place from 1 to 63 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, Lowell, crowned the “Richest City In Arkansas For 2021”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 63 places.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Arkansas For 2021

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: Camden

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Lowell 3.33 $68,438
2 Centerton 4.0 $75,631
3 Bentonville 5.33 $80,392
4 Pea Ridge 6.33 $63,918
5 Maumelle 6.67 $84,341
6 White Hall 8.0 $73,043
7 Farmington 8.33 $57,586
8 Bryant 9.0 $66,688
9 Rogers 11.0 $61,551
10 Prairie Grove 11.0 $62,807
11 Sherwood 11.67 $63,131
12 Cabot 14.0 $60,591
13 Benton 15.33 $59,029
14 Ward 15.33 $59,931
15 Greenbrier 19.0 $47,028
16 Marion 19.67 $73,459
17 Little Rock 20.67 $51,485
18 Conway 22.33 $47,221
19 Greenwood 22.33 $57,500
20 Heber Springs 23.0 $42,460
21 Berryville 24.33 $48,678
22 Springdale 25.0 $50,343
23 Mountain Home 25.33 $40,408
24 Beebe 27.33 $44,939
25 Trumann 27.67 $42,108
26 Batesville 28.33 $45,202
27 Siloam Springs 29.0 $47,016
28 Jacksonville 29.67 $48,727
29 Alma 30.33 $40,983
30 Stuttgart 31.33 $46,227
31 Paragould 32.33 $45,841
32 Clarksville 33.0 $35,951
33 Fort Smith 33.33 $41,724
34 Van Buren 33.33 $45,714
35 Jonesboro 33.33 $45,931
36 Fayetteville 33.33 $43,690
37 Wynne 35.0 $43,442
38 Searcy 37.0 $41,014
39 Walnut Ridge 39.0 $41,172
40 North Little Rock 39.33 $43,703
41 El Dorado 39.33 $42,595
42 Monticello 39.33 $36,496
43 Harrison 39.67 $40,271
44 Pocahontas 40.33 $34,628
45 Hope 41.0 $37,832
46 De Queen 41.33 $39,086
47 Arkadelphia 42.0 $33,133
48 Hot Springs 43.0 $37,552
49 Texarkana 44.67 $39,622
50 Russellville 45.67 $36,562
51 Forrest City 50.67 $30,817
52 Morrilton 50.67 $33,529
53 Malvern 51.0 $33,549
54 Warren 51.33 $38,508
55 Blytheville 51.67 $38,765
56 Pine Bluff 55.0 $34,723
57 West Memphis 55.67 $33,103
58 Newport 56.33 $30,398
59 Mena 57.0 $35,300
60 Magnolia 57.0 $33,474
61 Camden 57.67 $30,199
62 Osceola 59.33 $31,436
63 Helena-West Helena 62.67 $22,177

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Arkansas.

About Chris Kolmar

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