Little Rock, AR
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Little Rock is a relatively large city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 198,606 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Little Rock is the largest community in Arkansas.

Little Rock real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Little Rock house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Little Rock is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Little Rock is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Little Rock who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), sales jobs (11.37%), and management occupations (9.37%).

Also of interest is that Little Rock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Little Rock, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Little Rock is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Little Rock a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Little Rock is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.34% of adults in Little Rock have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Little Rock in 2010 was $32,719, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,876 for a family of four. However, Little Rock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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