Here’s another ranking based on a numbers crunch — Wallet Hub’s measure of U.S. cities based on 17 factors of population and other growth statistics. Little Rock fares poorly.
The survey put Little Rock at 459 among all 515 cities in overall rankings; 489th in the “jobs and economy” ranking and 378th in “sociodemographics” ranking. The factors include population, workforce, business and investment activity, foreclosure rates and business permit activity.
Among mid-size cities only, Little Rock ranked 230 of 250.
Here’s the link to methodology. Note that it measures only the factors in the cities themselves, not surrounding metro areas.
Fayetteville has more reason to cheer: 49th overall and 239th in jobs and economy ranking overall and 14th in the ranking of small cities.