06/02/17  Is Cleveland County Losing Population?


When the 2010 Census figures were released, Cleveland County was one of the few counties in southern Arkansas to see a population increase over the 2000 Census. That trend, however, may be coming to an end as the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the county's population at an estimated 8,241, which is a loss of 448 people. That would be a little over five percent of the county's population.

Cleveland County is considered part of the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area. Of the eight MSA'S surveyed, Pine Bluff was the only one to show a loss from 2010 to 2016. The state, as a whole, is estimated to have seen a population increase of 2.5 percent since 2010.