(KAIT) - The U.S. Census Bureau says Arkansas has more than 3 million residents.
According to Talk Business and Politics, the state's population grew half a percent from 2016 to 2017. That's an increase of 16,408 residents.
Arkansas is ranked as the 32nd most populous state.
Governor Asa Hutchinson told TB&P that growth is an "indicator of the state's robust economy."
Hutchinson said the population is key when attracting job creators. He said it's easier to attract a job creator when a state has more potential workers.
For more information about the latest census data, click here to read Talk Business and Politics break down of the numbers.