Two Arkansas Cities Break Top 100 Housing Unit Change in U.S.

Census Bureau Releases Latest Housing Unit Change

Two Arkansas counties were included in the list of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States (of 3,142 counties and county-equivalents), based on housing unit change according to the new housing change estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Benton County is ranked number 39 in 2016-2017 housing change with an increase of 2,793 housing units, a 2.7% change. Craighead County is ranked number 79 for the same period with an increase of almost 1,000 houses, a 2.2% change. For the period from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017, Benton County is ranked 75 (12,174 housing units (h.u.), 13.1%) while Craighead County is ranked number 85 (4,977 h.u., 12.3%).

Other Arkansas counties with greater than five percentage points growth in housing units from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017 are: Saline (4,064 h.u., 9.1%), Lonoke (2,136 h.u., 7.8%), Faulkner (3,494 h.u., 7.5%), Washington (5,945 h.u., 6.8%), and Greene (1,086 h.u., 6.1%).

Arkansas was ranked 34th among the 50 states and Puerto Rico in terms of housing unit change from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017; this is down from 31st. For the change from 2016 to 2017, Arkansas fell from 31st place to 33rd.

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