Little Rock is the state capital and the largest city located in the central part. The city’s name came from La Petite French, which is a small rock formation that has served as a navigational landmark during the early years for the travelers along the south bank of the Arkansas River. The city is the state’s economic, cultural, transportation, and government hub, as several essential centers are in Little Rock. The bustling River Market District features amenities such as shops, bars, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as the main library. Living in Little Rock can be considered inexpensive compared to the national average. The housing price is relatively lower, and residents pay less in groceries, utilities, and health care compared to other major cities.

Population 197,357  (7.60%)

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