Arkansas, home to the business headquarters for Walmart, boasts low energy costs, and its home prices are among the lowest in the United States, making it an attractive state for businesses. For the 3 million people living in Arkansas, the median household income is approximately $40,419, with a poverty rate of 19.8 percent. Approximately 21 percent of those living in Arkansas have college degrees, and 84.8 percent of the population have high school degrees. U.S. Census Bureau data from 2008 to 2012 show that 18.7 percent of Arkansas residents live below the poverty level, compared to 14.9 percent nationwide. Arkansas programs to help struggling families are designed to help them back on their feet as quickly as possible. Besides cash assistance, Arkansas families can ...

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