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         ARKANSAS VITAL STATISTICS - POPULATION SUMMARY
                         1940, 1950, 1960, 1970-2000

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                                                       PERCENT
YEAR         TOTAL           WHITE        NONWHITE     NONWHITE


1940*      1,949,387       1,466,084       483,303       24.8

1950*      1,909,511       1,481,507       428,004       22.4

1960*      1,786,272       1,396,197       390,075       21.8

1970*      1,923,295       1,565,915       357,380       18.6
1971       1,959,517       1,597,006       362,511       18.5
1972       1,995,739       1,630,519       365,220       18.3
1973       2,031,960       1,662,143       369,817       18.2
1974       2,068,182       1,693,841       374,341       18.1
1975       2,104,404       1,725,611       378,793       18.0
1976       2,140,626       1,759,595       381,031       17.8
1977       2,176,848       1,791,546       385,302       17.7
1978       2,213,069       1,823,569       389,500       17.6
1979       2,249,291       1,857,914       391,377       17.4

1980*      2,286,435       1,890,322       396,113       17.3
1981       2,294,471       1,897,866       396,605       17.3
1982       2,300,900       1,903,901       396,999       17.3
1983       2,307,329       1,909,936       397,393       17.2
1984       2,313,758       1,915,971       397,787       17.2
1985       2,320,187       1,922,007       398,180       17.2
1986       2,326,616       1,928,042       398,574       17.1
1987       2,333,045       1,934,077       398,968       17.1
1988       2,339,474       1,940,112       399,362       17.1
1989       2,345,903       1,946,147       399,756       17.0

1990       2,356,586       1,956,611       399,975       17.0
1991       2,383,144       1,977,662       405,482       17.0
1992       2,415,984       2,002,832       413,152       17.1
1993       2,456,303       2,034,508       421,795       17.2
1994       2,494,019       2,066,260       427,759       17.2
1995       2,535,399       2,099,481       435,918       17.2
1996       2,572,109       2,127,070       445,039       17.3
1997       2,601,090       2,149,156       451,934       17.4
1998       2,626,289       2,168,119       458,170       17.4
1999       2,651,860       2,187,944       463,916       17.5

2000       2,678,668       2,206,472       472,196       17.6



* APRIL 1 POPULATION, ALL OTHERS ARE ESTIMATES OF JULY 1 POPULATION

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