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Arkansas Local Government

RURAL PROFILE — See a new infographic every Monday and Friday during the month of March at

The services demanded by residents and provided by local governments are under constant pressure from a changing population and economy. Our Local Government program provides community members and local officials with resources to plan the provision of infrastructure and services in the changing economic climate of the state. Explore our pages to learn more about the functions of local governments, sales and property taxes, and more.

Featured in March

A new Rural Profile of Arkansas infographic will be posted every Monday and Friday during March. View them all at

Learn about conditions impacting rural Arkansas with the Rural Profile of Arkansas 2019.  Just released, the Profile includes analaysis of topics like:

  • Population,
  • Economy,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Social & Economic Stress,
  • Health,
  • Education and
  • Local Government.

You can also download a free PDF copy of the Rural Profile of Arkansas 2019 or visit to order print copies for a nominal fee.

If you have questions about this or any of our local government publications, please contact Tyler Knapp: 501-671-2241 or

Program Areas

Red silhouette map of Arkansas overlain with the text "Strengthening Arkansas Communities"

Interlocal Agreements

Download the Interlocal Agreements fact sheet to learn how local governments in Arkansas work together to provide services and infrastructure to their communities.