Conway is the secondary job market in the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unlike most “suburban areas” of a central city, the majority of Conway and Faulkner County residents do not commute out of the county to work. However, employers looking to locate in Conway can benefit from the estimated labor force of 353,050 individuals within a 45-minute commute. Below are additional data showcasing the community's economic strength:
1. Three (3) community universities: University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College
2. Six (6) additional institutions of higher education within a 50-mile radius
3. Four (4) technical colleges within a 30-mile radius (see technical colleges and four-year universities here)
4. Median age of population in Conway: 36.7
5. A young and educated workforce: 93.6% with high school degree; 38.7% with bachelor's degree or higher
6. Median household income ($2016): $50,316
7. Cost of living index: 85.6 (v. Dallas: 95; includes transportation, utilities, housing, healthcare and groceries)
8. A diverse population: 67.4% white; 22.9% black; 4.11% hispanic
A diversity of jobs in education, health care, manufacturing, technology, energy, government, and an emerging startup community combine to provide Conway and Faulkner County residents with a variety of employment options.
Visit Pulse of Conway for more statistical information about Conway, Faulkner County, and the state of Arkansas.