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

763 sq mi (1,976 km²)
758 sq mi (1,963 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.74%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,614
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded February 28, 1838
Congressional district 1st

Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,614. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Harrisburg.[1] The county was formed on February 28, 1838, and named for Joel R. Poinsett, U.S. Secretary of War.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 763 square miles (1,977 km²), of which, 758 square miles (1,963 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Poinsett County[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 10,026 households, and 7,228 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 11,051 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 7.13% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,026 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,558, and the median income for a family was $32,257. Males had a median income of $26,633 versus $19,199 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,087. About 17.60% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

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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°34′17″N 90°39′36″W / 35.57139°N 90.66°W / 35.57139; -90.66


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Poinsett County, Arkansas
Map
File:Map of Arkansas highlighting Poinsett County.png
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 28, 1838
Seat Harrisburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.74%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25614

Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,614. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Harrisburg. The county was formed on February 28, 1838 and named for Joel R. Poinsett, U.S. Secretary of War.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,977 km² (763 sq mi). 1,963 km² (758 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.74%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid Poinsett County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 10,026 households, and 7,228 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 11,051 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 7.13% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,026 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,558, and the median income for a family was $32,257. Males had a median income of $26,633 versus $19,199 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,087. About 17.60% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ Based on 2000 {{subst:#ifexist:census|[[census|]]|[[Wikipedia:census|]]}} data

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°34′17″N, 90°39′36″WLatitude: 35°34′17″N
Longitude: 90°39′36″W

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