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Rankings by Percent Persons and Families Below Poverty

RANKINGS BY PERCENT PERSONS AND FAMILIES BELOW POVERTY, 1990

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                     Percent                                   Percent
                     Persons                                  Families
                       Below                                     Below
                     Poverty                                   Poverty
                       Level    Rank                             Level
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State Total             19.1              State Total             14.8

Saline                   9.3      1       Benton                   6.8
Benton                   9.6      2       Saline                   6.9
Sebastian               13.1      3       Faulkner                 9.8
Faulkner                13.8      4       Washington               9.8
Boone                   13.9      5       Sebastian               10.0
Pulaski                 14.1      6       Pulaski                 10.5
Washington              14.6      7       Boone                   10.7
Grant                   14.9      8       Carroll                 12.1
Lonoke                  14.9      9       Baxter                  12.2
Carroll                 15.2      10      Pope                    12.5
Pope                    15.4      11      Conway                  12.6
Calhoun                 15.6      12      Grant                   12.9
Baxter                  16.3      13      Craighead               13.1
Crawford                16.3      14      Crawford                13.1
Conway                  16.5      15      Garland                 13.1
Craighead               17.0      16      Independence            13.2
Independence            17.1      17      Calhoun                 13.5
Yell                    17.1      18      Greene                  13.6
Cleburne                17.3      19      Howard                  13.7
Greene                  17.9      20      Sevier                  13.7
Pike                    17.9      21      Cleburne                14.0
Garland                 18.0      22      Yell                    14.3
Polk                    18.5      23      Perry                   14.4
Hot Spring              18.6      24      Pike                    14.5
Howard                  18.6      25      Lonoke                  14.6
Sevier                  18.6      26      Cleveland               14.7
White                   18.7      27      Marion                  14.7
Marion                  18.9      28      Polk                    14.7
Cleveland               19.0      29      White                   14.7
Little River            19.3      30      Ouachita                15.0
Logan                   19.3      31      Johnson                 15.6
Johnson                 20.1      32      Arkansas                15.7
Madison                 20.1      33      Hot Spring              15.7
Nevada                  20.3      34      Randolph                15.8
Perry                   20.3      35      Nevada                  15.9
Arkansas                20.4      36      Logan                   16.0
Franklin                20.4      37      Clay                    16.1
Randolph                20.4      38      Little River            16.2
Ashley                  20.9      39      Franklin                16.4
Izard                   21.1      40      Izard                   16.4
Clay                    21.2      41      Sharp                   16.9
Ouachita                21.2      42      Madison                 17.1
Sharp                   21.8      43      Dallas                  17.2
Scott                   21.9      44      Van Buren               17.2
Union                   22.0      45      Montgomery              17.3
Van Buren               22.2      46      Ashley                  17.4
Dallas                  22.3      47      Union                   17.7
Miller                  22.4      48      Clark                   18.3
Hempstead               22.7      49      Hempstead               18.4
Prairie                 22.7      50      Scott                   18.4
Montgomery              23.8      51      Miller                  18.7
Clark                   23.9      52      Columbia                19.1
Jefferson               23.9      53      Prairie                 19.2
Drew                    24.2      54      Jefferson               19.3
Columbia                24.4      55      Lincoln                 19.6
Bradley                 24.9      56      Drew                    20.2
Lawrence                25.0      57      Bradley                 20.4
Cross                   25.4      58      Lawrence                20.6
Poinsett                25.6      59      Mississippi             20.8
Stone                   26.0      60      Poinsett                20.8
Lincoln                 26.2      61      Stone                   21.0
Mississippi             26.2      62      Crittenden              21.3
Fulton                  26.3      63      Cross                   21.3
Jackson                 26.6      64      Jackson                 21.4
Crittenden              27.1      65      Fulton                  22.1
Newton                  29.6      66      Newton                  22.9
Searcy                  29.9      67      Searcy                  24.5
Desha                   34.0      68      Desha                   27.3
Woodruff                34.5      69      Lafayette               27.9
Lafayette               34.7      70      Woodruff                28.3
Monroe                  35.9      71      Monroe                  29.1
St. Francis             36.6      72      St. Francis             30.8
Chicot                  40.4      73      Chicot                  32.3
Phillips                43.0      74      Phillips                34.8
Lee                     47.3      75      Lee                     39.1
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Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990 Census of Population and Housing Summary Tape File 3A.