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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Little Rock is a city in Arkansas with a population of 198,135. Little Rock is in Pulaski County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Little Rock offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Little Rock there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Little Rock and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Little Rock are above average.
About Little Rock...
Population
198,135

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$850
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Little Rock Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,130.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    109.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    186.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,043.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,942.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    562
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Little Rock

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,957
National
$55,322
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Very affordable to live here. Amazing views but need more jobs! Arkansas has an amazingly mild climate across all seasons. It is also one of the most affordable states in which to live. The economy is strong and diverse with numerous job opportunities. The schools are good and the state truly promotes the arts. Whether you’re looking for a job or a rewarding volunteer opportunity, Arkansas has much to offer. As greater Little Rock, Texarkana, northeast and northwest Arkansas continue to grow, professionals are needed to fill positions in fields ranging from technology and agriculture to teaching and sale.
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Little Rock is a great place to live, work or visit. I've lived here for ten years now and I couldn't imagine settling in anywhere else. There's a good deal of this or that for everyone and crime is not too bad. The education system is pretty diverse and kids here enjoy going to school about as much as children living anywhere else would. For the most part, I've seen tremendous growth in almost every aspect of the city. From newly paved highways to one of the best hospitals in the country and even electing its first African-American mayor, Little Rock is thriving and well. It's central location makes it minutes away from everything beautiful and grand that the state of Arkansas has to offer. I've visited the landmark Central High School and the Clinton Presidential Center Library numerous times. History and nature are abundant and worth every bit of their unique value. Nowhere's perfect but, trust me, Little is close!
Little Rock is a great small city that provides southern hospitality. There are lot of history that are hidden. It has a lot of natural parks that have a lot of outdoor and water activities. Very green everywhere. Quiet, low profile and beautiful city to live in. Southern food for your comfort! We have 4 seasons and the weather is so bipolar. The meteorologist is never right. Few downsides black ice during ice storm in Little Rock but it is very rare and humid in the summer time as well tornadoes. I have been living here for 5 years and it has grown on me to love Arkansas's beauty.