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Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan area.

The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a six-county area in central Arkansas, and anchored by state's capital and largest city, Little Rock. The total MSA population in 2000 was 610,518 people, estimated by the Bureau to have grown to 675,070 people by 2008.[1]

Prior to 2002, the area consisted of four core counties — Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke. The area was later expanded to include adjoining Perry County to the west, and Grant County to the south. The city of Conway was designated as a third principal city for the metro area by 2007

The MSA additionally shares a combined statistical area with the three-county Pine Bluff metropolitan area and the Searcy micropolitan area in White County. This CSA had a 2000 population of 785,024 people. Census estimates in 2008 for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area indicate an increase to 850,561 residents.




Communities are categorized based on their populations in the 2000 U.S. Census.


Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants

Places with fewer than 500 inhabitants

Population trends

Year Metropolitan
Statistical Area
Statistical Area
2008 est. 675,069 850,561
2005 est. 645,706 820,846
2000 Census 610,518 785,024


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 610,518 people, 241,094 households, and 165,405 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 75.40% White, 21.02% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,912, and the median income for a family was $44,572. Males had a median income of $31,670 versus $23,354 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,305.

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