Pulaski County, Arkansas
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Pulaski County, Arkansas
Pulaski county arkansas courthouse.jpg
Pulaski County Courthouse, in downtown Little Rock
Seal of Pulaski County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
Named for Casimir Pulaski
Seat Little Rock
Largest city Little Rock
 o Total 808 sq mi (2,093 km2)
 o Land 760 sq mi (1,968 km2)
 o Water 48 sq mi (124 km2), 5.9%
Population (est.)
 o (2016) 393,250
 o Density 504/sq mi (195/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Central: UTC-6/-5
Website pulaskicounty.net

Pulaski County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas with a population of 392,664,[1] making it the most populous county in Arkansas. Its county seat is Little Rock,[2] which is also Arkansas's capital and largest city. Pulaski County is Arkansas's fifth county, formed on December 15, 1818, alongside Clark and Hempstead Counties. The county is named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish volunteer who saved George Washington's life during the American Revolutionary War.

Pulaski County is included in the Little Rock–North Little RockConway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area which had 731,612 people in the 2015 census estimates. The Little Rock, North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area had 904,469 people in the 2015 census estimates.


An 1863 American Civil War battle, the Battle of Bayou Fourche, occurred in Pulaski County.

Pulaski County was home to Willow Springs Water Park, one of the oldest water parks in the nation, which opened in 1928 and closed in 2013.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles (2,090 km2), of which 760 square miles (2,000 km2) is land and 48 square miles (120 km2) (5.9%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties


Age pyramid Pulaski County[9]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[10] there were 361,474 people, 147,942 households, and 95,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 469 people per square mile (181/km²). There were 161,135 housing units at an average density of 209 per square mile (81/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.96% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 2.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 147,942 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.90% were married couples living together, 15.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.30% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,120, and the median income for a family was $46,523. Males had a median income of $33,131 versus $25,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,466. About 10.40% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The Arkansas Department of Correction Wrightsville Unit is in Wrightsville.[11]


Pulaski County is one of the most Democratic counties in Arkansas and the Southern United States. The city of North Little Rock was ranked the most liberal community in the state.[12] In the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, Republicans carried the county in every presidential election from 1868 to 1892.[] Since then, Republicans have only won the county four times: 1956, 1972, 1984, and 1988.

Presidential elections results



Evening at the original portion of the Pulaski County Courthouse, in downtown Little Rock.



Census-designated places

Other communities


Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. Pulaski County only has two townships, as of 2010. They are listed below.[14][15]

Township FIPS code ANSI code
Land area
Land area
Water area
Water area
Geographic coordinates
Big Rock 05-90300 69013 Alexander, Cammack Village, Little Rock, Wrightsville 219,984 506.7 195.6 404.014 1,046 30.148 78.08 34°44?30?N 92°24?43?W / 34.741774°N 92.412071°W / 34.741774; -92.412071
Hill 05-91731 69014 Jacksonville, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Sherwood 162,764 435.8 168.3 355.750 921.4 17.753 45.98 34°48?12?N 92°11?32?W / 34.803240°N 92.192098°W / 34.803240; -92.192098
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[16][17]

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Facilities 5. Arkansas Department of Corrections. Retrieved on March 8, 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/most-liberal-and-conservative-towns-in-each-state-2014-6
  13. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Pulaski County, AR (PDF) (Map). U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-19. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Census Block Maps - County Subdivision". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ "County Subdivisions: Arkansas". Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original (TXT) on May 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 

External links

Coordinates: 34°44?32?N 92°17?09?W / 34.74222°N 92.28583°W / 34.74222; -92.28583

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