TB&P: Arkansas population tops the 3 million mark for the first time in 2017

TB&P: Arkansas population tops the 3 million mark for the first time in 2017

(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.

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