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The 2000 Census showed that Pulaski County had a population of 361,474 people. This represented 13.52% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pulaski had a population of 381,904 people. This is an increase of 5.65% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010382,748+5.89%+0.22% since 2009
2009381,904+5.65%+0.99% since 2008
2008378,145+4.61%+0.84% since 2007
2007374,992+3.74%+0.53% since 2006
2006373,005+3.19%+0.94% since 2005
2005369,543+2.23%+0.49% since 2004
2004367,737+1.73%+0.37% since 2003
2003366,375+1.36%+0.4% since 2002
2002364,933+0.96%+0.5% since 2001
2001363,113+0.45%+0.45% since 2000
2000361,474The Last Census

Pulaski County had 161,135 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pulaski County has a total area<3> of 807 square miles [2,092 km²]. Of this total, 770 square miles [1,996 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.58%) being water (37.02 square miles [95.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pulaski County had a population density of 468.9 people per square mile [181.1 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Arkansas.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pulaski County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pulaski and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Pulaski County QuickFact (QF-05119).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pulaski County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Little RockQF-0541000191,933183,1334.81%
North Little RockQF-055045060,14060,433-0.48%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FaulknerQF-05045   N109,38686,01427.17%
GrantQF-05053   S17,76016,4647.87%
JeffersonQF-05069   SE78,70584,278-6.61%
LonokeQF-05085   E66,67752,82826.22%
PerryQF-05105   NW10,31210,2091.01%
SalineQF-05125   SW99,44983,52919.06%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pulaski. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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