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Arkansas metropolitan areas

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Metropolitan areas of Arkansas.
  Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA
  Fort Smith MSA
  Hot Springs MSA
  Jonesboro MSA
  Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway MSA
  Memphis MSA
  Pine Bluff MSA
  Texarkana MSA

The State of Arkansas has a total of eight metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are fully or partially located in the state. Twenty of the state's 75 counties are classified by the United States Census Bureau as metropolitan.

Among these is one of the fastest growing MSAs in the United States, Fayetteville Springdale-Rogers.[1]

Metropolitan areas

Population statistics

The following table lists population figures for these metropolitan areas, in rank of population. Population figures are for the 2014 U.S. Census.

Rank Metropolitan Area Population
1 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 729,135
2 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 501,563
3 Fort Smith, AR-OK 279,592
4 Texarkana, AR-TX 149,235
5 Jonesboro, AR 126,764
6 Pine Bluff, AR 94,716
7 Hot Springs, AR 97,322
8 West Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Combined Statistical Areas

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Combined statistical areas of Arkansas.
  Jonesboro-Paragould CSA
  Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff CSA

There are three combined statistical areas (CSAs) in the state. The Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area includes the Little Rock and Pine Bluff metropolitan areas and the Searcy micropolitan area. The Jonesboro-Paragould combined statistical area was created by the Census Bureau in 2005 and includes the Jonesboro metropolitan area and Paragould micropolitan area. The Hot Springs-Malvern Combined statistical area was created in 2013 which includes the Hot Springs metropolitan area and the Malvern micropolitan area.

Population statistics

The three Combined Statistical Areas in the state are listed in the table below with their populations from the 2014 census.

Rank Combined Statistical Area Population
1 Little Rock-North Little Rock 902,443
2 Jonesboro-Paragould 170,458
3 Hot Springs-Malvern 130,690


  1. ^ "Economic Growth with Limited Agglomeration Economies" (PDF). University of Arkansas. Retrieved Aug 18, 2012.