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         ARKANSAS VITAL STATISTICS - POPULATION SUMMARY
                         1940 to Present

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                                                       PERCENT
YEAR         TOTAL           WHITE        NONWHITE     NONWHITE

1940       1,949,387       1,466,084       483,303       24.8
1941       1,945,400       1,466,832       478,568       24.6
1942       1,941,412       1,469,649       471,763       24.3
1943       1,937,425       1,470,506       466,919       24.1
1944       1,933,437       1,473,279       460,158       23.8
1945       1,929,449       1,474,099       455,350       23.6
1946       1,925,462       1,474,904       450,558       23.4
1947       1,921,474       1,477,614       443,860       23.1
1948       1,917,487       1,478,382       439,105       22.9
1949       1,913,499       1,481,048       432,451       22.6

1950       1,909,511       1,481,507       428,004       22.4
1951       1,897,187       1,472,217       424,970       22.4
1952       1,884,863       1,464,539       420,324       22.3
1953       1,872,539       1,454,963       417,576       22.3
1954       1,860,215       1,447,247       412,968       22.2
1955       1,847,891       1,437,659       410,232       22.2
1956       1,835,567       1,429,907       405,660       22.1
1957       1,823,243       1,420,306       402,937       22.1
1958       1,810,919       1,412,517       398,402       22.0
1959       1,798,595       1,402,904       395,691       22.0

1960       1,786,272       1,396,197       390,075       21.8
1961       1,799,974       1,411,180       388,794       21.6
1962       1,813,676       1,429,177       384,499       21.2
1963       1,827,379       1,445,457       381,922       20.9
1964       1,841,081       1,461,818       379,263       20.6
1965       1,854,783       1,478,262       376,521       20.3
1966       1,868,486       1,496,657       371,829       19.9
1967       1,882,188       1,513,279       368,909       19.6
1968       1,895,890       1,529,983       365,907       19.3
1969       1,909,592       1,548,679       360,913       18.9

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       1,915,972       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       1,946,148       399,756       17.0

1990       2,354,266       1,955,118       399,148       17.0
1991       2,370,463       1,965,528       404,935       17.1
1992       2,394,165       1,983,732       410,433       17.1
1993       2,424,010       2,007,321       416,689       17.2
1994       2,451,114       2,030,783       420,331       17.1
1995       2,480,819       2,054,772       426,047       17.2
1996       2,506,293       2,073,859       432,434       17.3
1997       2,522,819       2,085,753       437,066       17.3
1998       2,538,303       2,098,445       439,858       17.3



NOTE:  CENSUS YEARS ARE APRIL 1 POPULATION
       NON-CENSUS YEARS ARE ESTIMATES OF JULY 1 POPULATION
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