City/Town Population Estimates – July 1, 2023

According to the July 1, 2023 population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today, Little Rock remains the largest city in Arkansas with a population of 203,842. Fayetteville is the next largest city with a population of 101,680, approximately half that of Little Rock. The rest of the top 10 most populous cities are shown in the chart below.

The city of Centerton gained 2,413 people from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023, which was the largest increase in Arkansas. Fayetteville and Conway both experienced a growth of over 1,900 people. This growth pushed Fayetteville over the 100,000 population threshold for the first time. The following chart shows the other cities that rounded out the top 10 largest gaining cities.

From July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023 Tontitown was the fastest growing city in Arkansas of those with at least 1,000 population. It experienced a 12.9% increase in that year. Centerton (11.2%), Highfill (10.6%), and Pea Ridge (10.5%) also saw a large growth rate during this time period.

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