The 10 Richest Cities In Arkansas For 2022


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

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Lowell, Pea Ridge, Farmington: 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 $78,359 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 4.433550037301503%.

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 2016-2020 American Community Survey for the 63 places in Arkansas with more than 5,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Arkansas for 2022:

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

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 2022

1. Lowell

Lowell, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,433
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $78,359
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.4%
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Photos

2. Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,960
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $97,776
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.1%
More on Pea Ridge: Real Estate | Photos

3. Farmington

Farmington, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,166
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $64,325
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Photos

4. Centerton

Centerton, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 15,345
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $85,531
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Centerton: Real Estate | Photos

5. Bentonville

Bentonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 52,070
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $84,340
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.1%
More on Bentonville: Real Estate | Photos

6. White Hall

White Hall, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,017
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $79,808
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 11.8%
More on White Hall: Real Estate | Photos

7. Bryant

Bryant, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,563
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $71,802
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Bryant: Real Estate | Photos

8. Rogers

Rogers, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 67,787
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $65,511
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 9.8%
More on Rogers: Real Estate | Photos

9. Maumelle

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 18,193
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Income: $84,112
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Maumelle: Real Estate | Photos

10. Sherwood

Sherwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 31,225
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $63,877
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 8.9%
More on Sherwood: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Arkansas For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 2022”. 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.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Arkansas For 2022

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: West Memphis
3rd Poorest: Mena

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Lowell 3.0 $78,359
2 Pea Ridge 5.0 $97,776
3 Farmington 5.0 $64,325
4 Centerton 5.33 $85,531
5 Bentonville 7.33 $84,340
6 White Hall 9.0 $79,808
7 Bryant 9.67 $71,802
8 Rogers 10.33 $65,511
9 Maumelle 10.33 $84,112
10 Sherwood 11.33 $63,877
11 Beebe 13.0 $52,068
12 Ward 13.67 $64,737
13 Benton 14.67 $59,994
14 Marion 15.0 $77,929
15 Greenwood 16.33 $57,078
16 Greenbrier 17.33 $49,420
17 Batesville 19.0 $53,974
18 Prairie Grove 20.33 $61,891
19 Cabot 20.67 $59,167
20 Little Rock 21.0 $53,620
21 Heber Springs 22.67 $43,946
22 Springdale 25.0 $51,868
23 Conway 25.67 $47,999
24 Siloam Springs 26.33 $52,073
25 Stuttgart 29.0 $49,736
26 Mountain Home 30.67 $40,351
27 Trumann 31.67 $39,005
28 Van Buren 32.0 $48,546
29 Pocahontas 32.33 $42,400
30 Paragould 33.33 $48,276
31 Walnut Ridge 33.67 $48,266
32 Fort Smith 34.33 $45,233
33 Clarksville 34.67 $32,842
34 Harrison 35.33 $41,393
35 Fayetteville 35.67 $47,350
36 De Queen 36.0 $48,068
37 Jonesboro 37.0 $47,062
38 Warren 37.33 $38,214
39 Berryville 38.0 $42,156
40 El Dorado 38.0 $43,409
41 Jacksonville 38.0 $48,587
42 Hot Springs 38.33 $40,125
43 Monticello 40.0 $33,802
44 North Little Rock 40.67 $43,831
45 Searcy 41.33 $39,650
46 Russellville 43.0 $37,436
47 Hope 44.0 $39,793
48 Texarkana 44.67 $41,873
49 Arkadelphia 45.67 $31,643
50 Wynne 47.33 $36,310
51 Osceola 48.33 $37,871
52 Magnolia 49.0 $34,107
53 Malvern 51.0 $35,833
54 Blytheville 51.0 $40,329
55 Camden 51.33 $37,842
56 Alma 51.67 $35,352
57 Pine Bluff 53.67 $34,410
58 Newport 54.0 $32,783
59 Forrest City 54.67 $33,062
60 Morrilton 55.33 $33,313
61 Mena 55.67 $38,778
62 West Memphis 58.33 $32,601
63 Helena-West Helena 63.0 $23,483

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Arkansas.

About Chris Kolmar

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