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

914 sq mi (2,367 km²)
885 sq mi (2,292 km²)
29 sq mi (75 km²), 3.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

84,278
96/sq mi (37/km²)
Founded November 2, 1829
JeffersonCo AR courthouse.jpg
Jefferson County courthouse in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Website www.jeffersoncountyar.gov

Jefferson County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 84,278 at the 2000 United States Census. It is included in the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson County's county seat and largest city is Pine Bluff. Jefferson County is Arkansas's 21st county, formed on November 2, 1829, from portions of Arkansas and Pulaski counties, and named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,366 km²), of which, 885 square miles (2,292 km²) of it is land and 29 square miles (75 km²) of it (3.16%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Jefferson County[1]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 84,278 people, 30,555 households, and 21,510 families residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 34,350 housing units at an average density of 39 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 48.46% White, 49.58% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,555 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,327, and the median income for a family was $38,252. Males had a median income of $31,848 versus $21,867 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,417. About 16.00% of families and 20.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The Arkansas Department of Correction is based in an unincorporated area in the county, near Pine Bluff.[3]

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Facilities." Arkansas Department of Correction. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.

External links

Coordinates: 34°17′15″N 91°56′32″W / 34.2875°N 91.94222°W / 34.2875; -91.94222


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Jefferson County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Jefferson County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded November 2, 1829
Seat Pine Bluff
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.16%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

84278
Website: www.jeffersoncountyar.gov

Jefferson County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 84,278 at the 2000 United States Census. It is included in the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson County's county seat and largest city is Pine Bluff. Jefferson County is Arkansas's 21st county, formed on November 2, 1829 from portions of Arkansas and Pulaski counties, and named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,366 km² (914 sq mi). 2,292 km² (885 sq mi) of it is land and 75 km² (29 sq mi) of it (3.16%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Jefferson County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 84,278 people, 30,555 households, and 21,510 families residing in the county. The population density was 37/km² (95/sq mi). There were 34,350 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (39/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 48.46% White, 49.58% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,555 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% were married couples living together, 18.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,327, and the median income for a family was $38,252. Males had a median income of $31,848 versus $21,867 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,417. About 16.00% of families and 20.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

External links

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 34°17′15″N, 91°56′32″WLatitude: 34°17′15″N
Longitude: 91°56′32″W

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