Highest-earning counties in Arkansas

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November 15, 2021
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Highest-earning counties in Arkansas

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Arkansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five counties with the highest median household income in the country can all be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Arkansas.

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#50. Van Buren County

- Median household income: $38,499
--- 19.1% below state median, 38.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.7%
--- #2,684 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.2%
--- #505 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#49. Johnson County

- Median household income: $38,511
--- 19.1% below state median, 38.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 11.7%
--- #2,819 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.9%
--- #669 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#48. Franklin County

- Median household income: $38,923
--- 18.2% below state median, 38.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 11.8%
--- #2,810 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 21.2%
--- #203 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#47. Mississippi County

- Median household income: $39,962
--- 16.0% below state median, 36.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.9%
--- #2,333 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.8%
--- #683 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#46. Lawrence County

- Median household income: $39,993
--- 16.0% below state median, 36.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 10.5%
--- #2,955 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.3%
--- #931 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#45. Crittenden County

- Median household income: $40,161
--- 15.6% below state median, 36.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.5%
--- #2,232 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.9%
--- #818 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#44. Pike County

- Median household income: $40,401
--- 15.1% below state median, 35.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.3%
--- #2,284 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.6%
--- #1,293 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#43. Jefferson County

- Median household income: $40,726
--- 14.4% below state median, 35.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.5%
--- #2,712 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.0%
--- #334 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#42. Poinsett County

- Median household income: $40,921
--- 14.0% below state median, 34.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 9.6%
--- #3,019 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.3%
--- #609 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#41. Logan County

- Median household income: $41,466
--- 12.9% below state median, 34.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 10.3%
--- #2,980 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.0%
--- #786 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#40. Clark County

- Median household income: $41,620
--- 12.6% below state median, 33.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
--- #2,570 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.7%
--- #686 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#39. Madison County

- Median household income: $41,682
--- 12.4% below state median, 33.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.0%
--- #2,149 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.7%
--- #846 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#38. Baxter County

- Median household income: $42,260
--- 11.2% below state median, 32.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.2%
--- #2,611 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
--- #1,865 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#37. Prairie County

- Median household income: $42,660
--- 10.4% below state median, 32.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.9%
--- #2,512 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.1%
--- #521 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#36. Conway County

- Median household income: $42,802
--- 10.1% below state median, 31.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.5%
--- #2,232 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.8%
--- #1,010 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#35. Hempstead County

- Median household income: $42,860
--- 10.0% below state median, 31.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 11.7%
--- #2,812 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#34. Izard County

- Median household income: $42,876
--- 9.9% below state median, 31.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 8.8%
--- #3,066 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.9%
--- #805 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#33. Bradley County

- Median household income: $43,184
--- 9.3% below state median, 31.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.0%
--- #1,958 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.1%
--- #646 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#32. Miller County

- Median household income: $43,371
--- 8.9% below state median, 31.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
--- #1,849 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.2%
--- #633 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#31. Pope County

- Median household income: $43,462
--- 8.7% below state median, 30.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
--- #1,859 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.0%
--- #786 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#30. Hot Spring County

- Median household income: $43,889
--- 7.8% below state median, 30.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.5%
--- #2,570 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.6%
--- #871 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#29. Yell County

- Median household income: $43,923
--- 7.7% below state median, 30.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.1%
--- #2,472 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,230 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#28. White County

- Median household income: $44,029
--- 7.5% below state median, 29.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.5%
--- #2,045 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #878 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#27. Independence County

- Median household income: $44,319
--- 6.9% below state median, 29.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.6%
--- #2,697 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#26. Cleburne County

- Median household income: $44,483
--- 6.5% below state median, 29.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.8%
--- #2,367 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Union County

- Median household income: $44,663
--- 6.2% below state median, 28.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.2%
--- #1,703 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.1%
--- #521 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#24. Ashley County

- Median household income: $44,744
--- 6.0% below state median, 28.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
--- #2,259 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.8%
--- #435 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#23. Garland County

- Median household income: $44,777
--- 5.9% below state median, 28.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
--- #2,247 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #878 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#22. Little River County

- Median household income: $45,113
--- 5.2% below state median, 28.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.8%
--- #2,173 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.9%
--- #992 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#21. Boone County

- Median household income: $45,374
--- 4.7% below state median, 27.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.6%
--- #2,387 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #1,537 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. Carroll County

- Median household income: $46,110
--- 3.1% below state median, 26.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.6%
--- #2,395 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,315 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#19. Sebastian County

- Median household income: $46,228
--- 2.9% below state median, 26.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.0%
--- #1,958 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.2%
--- #1,151 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#18. Calhoun County

- Median household income: $46,417
--- 2.5% below state median, 26.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.0%
--- #2,132 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#17. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $46,596
--- 2.1% below state median, 25.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.6%
--- #2,697 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.3%
--- #738 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#16. Cleveland County

- Median household income: $46,684
--- 1.9% below state median, 25.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.2%
--- #1,919 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.4%
--- #1,112 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Arkansas County

- Median household income: $46,696
--- 1.9% below state median, 25.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #1,946 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.7%
--- #282 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. Cross County

- Median household income: $46,787
--- 1.7% below state median, 25.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.2%
--- #2,096 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.2%
--- #937 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Crawford County

- Median household income: $46,828
--- 1.6% below state median, 25.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,152 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,512 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Drew County

- Median household income: $46,997
--- 1.3% below state median, 25.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.9%
--- #1,579 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.3%
--- #310 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Greene County

- Median household income: $47,056
--- 1.1% below state median, 25.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.2%
--- #2,096 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Craighead County

- Median household income: $47,286
--- 0.7% below state median, 24.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.8%
--- #1,590 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,315 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Sevier County

- Median household income: $47,704
--- 0.2% above state median, 24.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,152 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.4%
--- #1,112 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Perry County

- Median household income: $48,667
--- 2.2% above state median, 22.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.0%
--- #1,748 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.6%
--- #1,293 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Washington County

- Median household income: $50,451
--- 6.0% above state median, 19.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
--- #1,171 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,315 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Pulaski County

- Median household income: $51,749
--- 8.7% above state median, 17.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 23.5%
--- #887 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.2%
--- #1,145 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Faulkner County

- Median household income: $52,827
--- 11.0% above state median, 15.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.8%
--- #990 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
--- #1,222 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Grant County

- Median household income: $55,388
--- 16.4% above state median, 11.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 23.7%
--- #866 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
--- #1,030 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Lonoke County

- Median household income: $59,094
--- 24.2% above state median, 6.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 23.4%
--- #900 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,834 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Saline County

- Median household income: $64,412
--- 35.3% above state median, 2.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 27.7%
--- #530 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
--- #2,641 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Benton County

- Median household income: $66,362
--- 39.4% above state median, 5.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.2%
--- #407 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #2,771 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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