Deaths outpace births in Arkansas; COVID a factor from ’20 to ’21

Deaths outpaced births in Arkansas from 2020 to 2021, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, for a variety of reasons, including the covid-19 pandemic, an aging population and where people choose to raise families and to retire. Despite losing 3,236 residents to what’s called “natural population change,” the state’s overall population continued to grow in […]