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Ashley County, Arkansas

205 E Jefferson St Box 5
Hamburg, AR 71646
Phone: (870) 853-2020
Fax: (870) 853-2082

On southern border of AR; organized Nov 30, 1848 from Union and Drew counties. Name Origin: For Chester Ashley (1790-1848), U.S. senator from AR (1844-48)

Area (sq mi):: 939.08 (land 921.15; water 17.93) Population per square mile: 25.20
Population 2005: 23,178 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 -0.50% Population 2000: 24,209 (White 69.00%; Black or African American 27.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,702; median household $31,758; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,058-$22,884
Unemployment (2004): 9.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 18.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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