“Metroplan acts as a voice of regionalism and has worked as the council of local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization for central Arkansas since 1955.”

Housing Data

Census and Metroplan Data on Housing Units

Metroplan tracks housing changes across the central Arkansas region, based on Census figures and building permit data reported by our member cities. The files below provide basic housing unit counts for the region.

Housing Units by City and County for Central Arkansas 1990-2010

Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing Units 2000-2010 for Cities Over 5,000 Population


Commuting Data


Commuter Flows in Four-County LR-NLR-Conway Region 2006-2010

This table shows where workers lived and worked by county over the years 2006-2010. It allows you to tell how many workers commuted between each of the region’s four largest counties.

City and County Employment by Place of Work 1990-2000

This table shows the number of workers by city in 1990 and 2000 for the six counties and the largest nine incorporated cities in central Arkansas. It also shows employment changes from 1990 to 2000.

Travel Time to Work by County 1990-2008

This table gives average travel time to work for county residents in central Arkansas in 1990, 2000 and the 2006-2008 period.

County-to-County Commuting Patterns 2000 to 2006-2008

These tables compare Census 2000 county-to-county commuting in central Arkansas with the latest 2006-2008 estimates from the American Community Survey. They give detailed data for the four largest counties in central Arkansas, along with grand totals for the entire six-county MSA.