“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.”


Economic Report
Metroplan’s new report describes economic trends in the region as pandemic recovery takes hold.
Metroplan’s Best Practices Newsletter
The newsletter explores best practices related to community development, transportation and planning. The first issue discusses Making Connections for safer, more efficient, and more walkable neighborhoods. The second issue provides tips for improving pedestrian safety.
Issue 1: Making Connections    January 2021
Issue 2: Safety for Pedestrians and Bikes    February 2022
Issue 3: Unified Development Ordinance   September 2022
Metrotrends Newsletters
The Metrotrends newsletters are generally the most up-to-date source on the latest demographic and economic trends in Central Arkansas. The annual Demographic Review and Outlook is usually published in June or July, while the annual Economic Review and Outlook is published in November or December.
Metrotrends Demographic Review and Outlook
This edition discusses changing demographics in Central Arkansas.
2022 Economic Review and Outlook
This edition looks at water in Central Arkansas.
2022 Demographic Review and Outlook
This edition looks at the state of housing in Central Arkansas. Includes a correction to the Population Change table on page 5.
2021 Demographic Review and Outlook
This edition discusses the results of the 2020 U.S. Census and how the population has changed in Central Arkansas.
2021 Economic Review and Outlook
This edition looks at the national and regional economy after a year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 Economic Review and Outlook
This edition looks at the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the national and regional economy.
2020 Demographic Review and Outlook
Articles include housing affordability and inequality rankings, population estimates, and Covid-19 and housing.



Metroplan’s annual reports provide background on Metroplan’s activities and accomplishments each year.

2021 Metroplan Annual Report
2020 Metroplan Annual Report
2019 Metroplan Annual Report
2018 Metroplan Annual Report
2017 Metroplan Annual Report
2016 Metroplan Annual Report
2015 Metroplan Annual Report



CARTS Annual Reports provide background statistics on transportation and demographic trends in the Central Arkansas region.

2014 CARTS Annual Report
2012 CARTS Annual Report