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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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 197,780. 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.
About Little Rock...
Population
197,780

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$842
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
    1,266.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    251.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,193.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,172.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    566.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    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
$48,463
National
$55,322
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Little Rock Reviews

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The Natural State! Little Rock is the perfect place get away from the hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas. The River Market District, Clinton Library and Main Street Revitalization create a buzz. People are friendly with Southern hospitality!
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Little Rock is the perfect town to grow up in. I have lived here all my life and have gotten to experience both city and rural life. With such a healthy and diverse population, Little Rock is a melting pot of different cultures which opens up a variety of different restaurants, events, and more!
Little Rock may seem like a big city, yet it has a small town charm. The people are friendly and helpful when your lost. Everyone here gets along really well. They do not mind chatting with you anytime you or they are outside. I have loved the community feel of our neighborhood. People are personable but not nosey. Recreational activities are close to home, even outdoor nature trails are close. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a short drive away but feels Mike's from home. The encounters with the local wildlife are great as well as the simple beauty all around. The playground is just right for kids of all ages. The mountain itself has a breathtaking view at the top. This is the place to live far away in nature yet very close to home.