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 91.32% 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 (13.82%), teaching (13.17%), and sales jobs (11.56%).
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 with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Arkadelphia to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Arkadelphia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Arkadelphia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Arkadelphia is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.78% of adults in Arkadelphia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Arkadelphia in 2010 was $17,188, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,752 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 33.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Arkadelphia is an extremely 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 Indic languages.