Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday shows that Arkansas has gained 87,527 residents since 2010.
The state’s apportionment population, which includes Arkansans and their families living overseas – either in the military, or due to civilian jobs in other countries – is 3,013,756.
The resident population of Arkansas is 3,011,524.
The population shift does not change the state’s number of congressional seats. Arkansas has four U.S. Representatives. Those, along with the two U.S. Senators, gives the state six electoral votes.
Although the Arkansas Legislature is wrapping up its legislative session, it will return in the fall for congressional redistricting after more information from the U.S. Census Bureau is released.
The state’s Board of Apportionment, which is made up of the governor, attorney general, and secretary of state, is responsible for redistricting for the state House and Senate.