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Crittenden County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Crittenden County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

637 sq mi (1,650 km²)
610 sq mi (1,580 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 4.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

50,886
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded October 22, 1825
Congressional district 1st
Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Crittenden County in Marion, Arkansas

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 50,866. The county seat is Marion,[1] while its largest city is West Memphis. Crittenden County is Arkansas's twelfth county, formed on October 22, 1825, and named for Robert Crittenden, the first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.

Crittenden County is part of the Memphis, TNMSAR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,649 km²), of which, 610 square miles (1,580 km²) of it is land and 27 square miles (69 km²) of it (4.17%) is water.

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Major Highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Crittenden County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 50,866 people, 18,471 households, and 13,373 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 20,507 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.91% White, 47.05% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,471 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.80% were married couples living together, 21.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,109, and the median income for a family was $34,982. Males had a median income of $31,299 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,424. About 21.00% of families and 25.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.30% of those under age 18 and 23.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 35°43′16″N 90°04′51″W / 35.72111°N 90.08083°W / 35.72111; -90.08083


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Crittenden County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Crittenden County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded October 22, 1825
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.17%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

50886

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 50,866. The county seat is Marion, while its largest city is West Memphis. Crittenden County is Arkansas's twelfth county, formed on October 22, 1825 and named for Robert Crittenden, the first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.

Crittenden County is part of the Memphis.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,649 km² (637 sq mi). 1,580 km² (610 sq mi) of it is land and 69 km² (27 sq mi) of it (4.17%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

History

West Memphis was the home of Sonny Boy Williamson II, influential blues singer and harmonica player. One of his songs, West Memphis Blues, tells the story of how his home there was damaged by fire in 1949. The song mentions several local personalities, white and black, who supported him when he was falsely accused of arson.

Demographics

Age pyramid Crittenden County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 50,866 people, 18,471 households, and 13,373 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/sq mi). There were 20,507 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 50.91% White, 47.05% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,471 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.80% were married couples living together, 21.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,109, and the median income for a family was $34,982. Males had a median income of $31,299 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,424. About 21.00% of families and 25.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.30% of those under age 18 and 23.70% of those age 65 or over.

Crittenden County is home to West Memphis Christian School.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°43′16″N, 90°04′51″WLatitude: 35°43′16″N
Longitude: 90°4′51″W

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