A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS

Population (1994): 2,453,000 (up 4.3% from 1990), 1% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 1,729,594

Median age: 33.8 years

Median household income: $25,565 ($6,699 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 4.9% (0.7% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 53% Bush (R): 35% Perot (I): 10%

Congressional delegation: Six Democrats, two Republicans

Arkansas made civil rights history in 1957 when Governor Orval Faubus resisted integration, using the National Guard to defend segregation, at Little Rock's Central High School. A poor state, with the third-lowest median income in the U.S., the "Land of Opportunity" has nevertheless produced its share of...

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