Poverty in Arkansas.

10 Arkansas small towns with the worst poverty.
10 Poorest towns in Arkansas.

Today we are going to take a look at Arkansas and the mess that it is.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national poverty rate was 11.8% percent or 38.1 million Americans in 2018. These states have the highest percentages of poverty in the country: Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, District of Colombia, Oklahoma, South Carolina and the territory of Puerto Rico.

So why are we starting with Arkansas? Last month I got an email from a guy named Glen in Little Rock who said
I best not put Arkansas in my mouth again. He said he’d find me and pull me out of my electric car and crush my head.
I replied: Dude how did you watch my video, you are using AOL dial-up service.
He replied. What’s wrong with that.
I replied “Nothing if it were 1997.
He never replied again. So, in Glen’s honor, I am putting Arkansas back in my mouth and we are going to look at the poorest towns in Arkansas.
Thanks for checking out the channel. I hope you enjoyed today’s video. If there is a state, city or town you’d like us to do a video about let us know in the comment section.

Stuff I use:
Microphone: https://amzn.to/2mfNH7A
Boom Arm: https://amzn.to/2meqRNM
Sound Cage: https://amzn.to/2leJYXM
Software: https://amzn.to/2mknQeU
Lighting: https://amzn.to/2kDJt9g

Travel and Equipment Essentials:

Thanks for stopping by The world according to Briggs, I make lists. Not just lists of random stuff, I make them about states, cities, towns and other places in the United States. I post 3 times a week and sometimes live stream. Enjoy.

Business & Voice over email: world2briggs@gmail.com

Mailing Address: World According to Briggs
20449 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
# 354
Aloha, Oregon 97003

Travel books you need to read:
Blue Highways: http://amzn.to/2fLiF1b
Travels with Charley in Search of America: http://amzn.to/2BVcQqr



  1. Room6Recordings on November 17, 2021 at 8:56 am

    It’s -voort not -vroot it’s Dutch. You’re dyslexic.

  2. Jarhead E on November 17, 2021 at 8:56 am

    So where are all those high paying jobs Trump promised you people from Arkansas,… You got Flim Flamed by a slick talking City Slicker.

  3. yuki tas on November 17, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Why are most Americans so defensive? I’ve been watching Briggs’ videos for fun, and there’s always comments like "no, my town isn’t bad!!!". Is identity THAT closely related to hometown there?

  4. Arkansas Kid on November 17, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Better ideal damn yankees stay where y’all came from Arkansaw is closed nomore Incomers

  5. William Majors on November 17, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Listen to this guy, I was born and raised here, don’t come to Arkansas

  6. Patten Cycling on November 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Love your videos bro

  7. Medusa Getsfree on November 17, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Arkansas has serious trafficking public corruption political corruption and serial stalking and killings for human body parts and money false arrest and gang terrorism and terrorist leading it

  8. Hillbilly beer dranker on November 17, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Thems fightin wurds when U start pole cattin a state

  9. Rev 010 on November 17, 2021 at 9:03 am

    ive been back and forth between watson chapel and pine bluff my whole life. i love Arkansas but its definitely not a tourist route

  10. Prisoner8612 Finallyfree on November 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Wal Mart heirs aren’t poor for sure but help make sure the rest of the population is

  11. Lunger77 on November 17, 2021 at 9:06 am

    I was stuck on recruiting duty in West Memphis and I know many of these towns. This is a sad area of the country. Parken, Earle, Jericho, Cherry Valley, Cotton Plant (K-12 in a double-wide trailer), Helena-West Helena, Forrest City (named after Nathen Bedford Forest). Growing up an Army brat then joining the Army and traveling the world to get stationed in this area was a slap in the face. It feels like stepping back in time or something from post-apocalyptica. If I had to travel from Missouri to Oklahoma, or Tennessee to Texas I will drive around Arkansas. Some of the people were awesome, the place has potential, but too many years of government mismanagement and horrible education have led to extreme illiteracy, crime, and poverty. I used to rag on Kentuckians until I moved to Arkansas. I fought for a waiver to reenlist early to get the hell off of recruiting duty and get the hell out of Arkansas.

  12. Larry Hutton on November 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Arkansas looks beautiful..I live in Wash state..maybe I’ll move to Arkansas..

  13. Plastered Politics on November 17, 2021 at 9:10 am

    It’s not all about money for fucks sake you city people cannot get this through your thick skulls. Sorry but working 40+ hours a week to pay off a car you use to drive to and fro, a house that you’re barely in, land you don’t own… doesn’t sound like you’re very well off then.

  14. Nicole Smith on November 17, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Give you a thumbs up? Are you insane? You are definitely confused about the level of humor you think you have and what you really have. My advice to you would to really go visit some spots in Arkansas and take them in. You can’t put a price on it.
    Stand on the top of the hill in Newton County at the Yardell Cemetery and look all the way around, or at Scout’s Look out on Petit Jean, or up at Push Mountain from the Norfork area, or at the bluffs at Buffalo City, or at the cotton fields at Cotton Plant and the Bayou/river relief areas around Des Arc at sunrise, go see the Cypress and the Mounds at Toltec or drive across the Eastern part and marvel how Crowleys ridge just rises.
    Life slows down in many parts of this state. Drive through Hazen and be sure to mind the one traffic light. Wave to your neighbor.
    There maybe A LOT that can be improved about this state, but there is also a lot of good here.
    To those that agree with this fellow—You don’t like it, leave.
    Please follow your own advice and be kind—to me that means don’t open your mouth and dog a place things you know nothing about except on paper and minimum experience.

  15. Ann Carr on November 17, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Please do not be so ugly & rude about this area of the country – remember President. Clinton was born in Hope!

  16. Michael M. on November 17, 2021 at 9:13 am


  17. Trucking with CB on November 17, 2021 at 9:15 am

    I am from Arkansas and never heard of most of these towns!!!!

  18. Justin Keckhaver on November 17, 2021 at 9:15 am


  19. Jayme Richardson on November 17, 2021 at 9:15 am

    You should rephrase that last statement and say don’t move to these parts of arkansas. We still have some very nice places that are booming that crime isn’t too terrible in like hot springs, eureka springs, and not to mention its a outdoorsman paradise just do your research before moving here anywhere near Memphis Helena west Helena area avoid

  20. Jennifer Sullivan on November 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Do A little more homework Briggs and this time could you at least try for a B? No State is immune to poverty. People just make assumptions just about Arkansas like you Ironically displayed in this video. I bet you never intended on looking like an asshole before you made this video, did you? But, that saying goes for a reason. Actually, Arkansas is home to many mega wealthy tycoons, ranging from poultry kingpins to trucking titans, to Mr. Walton himself, who owns countless Brick and mortar stores on damn near every continent.. just to name a few. It’s funny because the advice you give to the public about never going to Arkansas is exactly what we like to hear. It’s all by the design. Oh, by the way, Arkansas Has a tremendous number of the most beautiful women in the world. Kiss kiss

  21. Christopher S Straney on November 17, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Lots of Texans retiring there, the Cousins in Tennessee are close and the fishing is great, I haven’t encountered many Yankees there, but we keep hearing there coming. Arkansas has lots of cool stuff to see, camping is always fun, the only thing that I have found bad is the Parks are too full and the Mexican food lol, Texans know good Mexican food no doubt.

  22. Carol Thompson on November 17, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Does it make you feel special making fun of people? Karma is a BITCH and sweetheart you have it coming in boat loads!!!

  23. Amanda Turrner on November 17, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Then why is everybody from California

  24. gerald hatfield on November 17, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful well kept homes. No trash. Clean pothole free streets.
    No homeless camps. No graffiti.
    My kind of people.

  25. Lucky Unicorn on November 17, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Thank goodness I’m not on here

  26. Lindsey B Whee on November 17, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I am frOM Arkansas.
    Never looked back.

  27. john rogers on November 17, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Arkansas is a beautiful place. This guy is full of himself.

  28. Doug Pine on November 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Writing the towns down on list of places with potential. They sound pretty good to me. Its not about what they have, its about what they dont have.

  29. Carlos Anaya on November 17, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Excellent video

  30. Davidstuart48 on Telegram 😍😍 on November 17, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to this dude on the name above 👆🏼 for the fact you put in your effort for my loan approval, I am now occupying my dream position. You really are one of a kind.

  31. Pat Bullard on November 17, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Yes, but to put things into perspective, you’re describing these towns through the understanding of a person from Commiefornia. Where even the oranges suck back.

  32. Sierra Reynolds on November 17, 2021 at 9:36 am

    how was banks not on here lol

  33. [AMOK] M3RC3NARY98 on November 17, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I’m from hot springs and this is really neat, idk what dudes problem was tho.

  34. James Thweatt on November 17, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I grew up in Arkansas and my family came here pre-statehood during the great western migration. I’ve also lived in New York City, Atlanta, and Memphis but currently reside in Arkansas. My grandparents were from a very small town between Little Rock and Memphis. It has one stop light and the terrain is basically flat (great for farming). It also has a huge mosquito population and they used to have to take a crop duster plane to keep the mosquitos in check. Literally, if you walked outside at dusk you’d be swarmed. My grandparents were farmers who worked hard all their lives and raised a family on very little and yet they were happy, content, and loving people. My grandfather was one of the funniest people I ever knew and my grandma would never even think about letting you out of the house without cooking you a full meal from scratch. They were simple people with lots of love for everybody. The people in poorer communities are usually the kindest, most generous, and loving people you’ll ever find. Probably because they have a whole lot of empathy for others in similar or worse circumstances. Maybe Briggs could take a lesson on empathy from poor communities and then put it into practice rather than regurgitating cliches like “be nice to each other” then not being nice. I’ll take my fellow Arkansans over Briggs any day.

  35. Steven Broome on November 17, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Gotta love this douchenozzle talking shit about poor towns in arkansas. Be nice to the world go play in traffic smooth brain.

  36. TubZ Hub on November 17, 2021 at 9:39 am

    This dude sounds like a pretentious asshole from California…

  37. Keith Knott on November 17, 2021 at 9:40 am

    While we don’t have the fancy shmancy Hi-Tech crap nor the
    HIGH MONEY WORK CRAP and especially: the HIGH CRIME RATE that folks in the BIG CITY swear by today.
    We chose a FAR FAR BETTER way of life: PEACE AND HARMONY to a lot of us is
    SELF GREEDY HIGH SOCIETY GARBAGE" that is the NORM in BIG CITIES TODAY (and getting worse).
    I myself was born 1/29/1967 in
    De Queen ARKANSAS and your right when you said
    But to most of us (not all), we prove EVERYDAY;

    (FT WORTHless Tx to be exact)

  38. Denki Kaminari on November 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I’ve been living in Arkansas all my life and theres no place like it

  39. Ann Carr on November 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Arkansas is a beautiful state! I have traveled this state many times! Give me a low populated state! You are so critical-go away from Seattle not that far – say around eastern Washington-no jobs except farming!

  40. JettsArt on November 17, 2021 at 9:42 am

    You were one of those bullies that made fun of poor kids. I can see nothing has changed.

  41. Wesley Owens on November 17, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Dudes a prick. I see why Glen got pissed

  42. Ann Carr on November 17, 2021 at 9:43 am

    You are so “”not nice to everyone” practice what you preach!

  43. Kool Kooler on November 17, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Cool video

  44. mike szedon on November 17, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Hardy, Arkansas, population 5, nothing there.

  45. Larry Hutton on November 17, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Dayum..I can live there well on my SS..

  46. granddame1000 on November 17, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Hurrah my town wasn’t on list
    We must be rich folks

  47. Patrick Flowers on November 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Jericho is so small u blink u pass thru it.

  48. Gayla Toften on November 17, 2021 at 9:49 am

    My family has lived in Vandervoort said, Vander-vort, Cove, and Wicks for over 125 years. My nephew is the pastor of the church shown in the pictures of Vandervort.
    When the logging industry left the towns struggled to survive. But they are the kindest people you will ever meet.

  49. Matt Myers on November 17, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Im from Texas and I have lived in Arkansas for 16 years,I love it here.Its a lot slower pace life,no traffic jams.Wide open spaces,plenty of room for a man to move around.SHIT! I AINT LEAVING!THIS IS GODS COUNTRY!

  50. Hershel Eacret on November 17, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Your a joke i bet you never been to any these towns…

Leave a Comment