Arkadelphia, AR
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Arkadelphia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 10,745 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Arkadelphia is the 36th largest community in Arkansas.

Arkadelphia is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arkadelphia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arkadelphia who work in office and administrative support (14.05%), teaching (13.23%), and sales jobs (9.77%).

Of important note, Arkadelphia is also a city of artists. Arkadelphia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Arkadelphia’s character.

Arkadelphia is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Arkadelphia area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Arkadelphia maintain a good economy.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.12 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Arkadelphia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Arkadelphia are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.72% of adults in Arkadelphia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arkadelphia in 2010 was $16,562, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,248 for a family of four. However, Arkadelphia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Arkadelphia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.08% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Arkadelphia is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arkadelphia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arkadelphia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Arkadelphia include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Arkadelphia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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