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Mississippi County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Mississippi County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Blytheville and Osceola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

920 sq mi (2,383 km²)
898 sq mi (2,326 km²)
21 sq mi (54 km²), 2.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

51,979
57/sq mi (22/km²)
Founded November 1, 1833
Congressional district 1st

Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 51,979. There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola.[1] The county was formed on November 1, 1833, and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east. Mississippi County is part of the First Congressional District in Arkansas which is the poorest Congressional District in the United States.

The Blytheville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mississippi County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,382 km²), of which, 898 square miles (2,326 km²) of it is land and 21 square miles (56 km²) of it (2.34%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Age pyramid Mississippi County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 51,979 people, 19,349 households, and 13,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 22,310 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.45% White, 32.70% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,349 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,479, and the median income for a family was $32,648. Males had a median income of $29,645 versus $19,782 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

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°46′36″N 90°03′16″W / 35.77667°N 90.05444°W / 35.77667; -90.05444


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Mississippi County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Mississippi County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded November 1, 1833
Seat Blytheville and Osceola
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.34%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

51979

Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 51,979. There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola. The county was formed on November 1, 1833 and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east. Mississippi County is part of the First Congressional District in Arkansas which is the poorest Congressional District in the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,382 km² (920 sq mi). 2,326 km² (898 sq mi) of it is land and 56 km² (21 sq mi) of it (2.34%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Mississippi County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 51,979 people, 19,349 households, and 13,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (58/sq mi). There were 22,310 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.45% White, 32.70% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,349 households out of which 36.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,479, and the median income for a family was $32,648. Males had a median income of $29,645 versus $19,782 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°46′36″N, 90°03′16″WLatitude: 35°46′36″N
Longitude: 90°3′16″W

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