Chicot County

Chicot County, Arkansas

108 Main St County Courthouse
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-8000
Fax: (870) 265-8018

In southeastern corner of AR; organized Oct 25, 1823 (prior to statehood) from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Point Chicot on the Mississippi River; chicot in French means 'stump,' referring to navigational difficulties there.

Area (sq mi):: 690.88 (land 644.03; water 46.86) Population per square mile: 20.20
Population 2005: 13,027 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.70%; 1990-2000 -10.20% Population 2000: 14,117 (White 42.40%; Black or African American 54.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,825; median household $22,024; Population below poverty level: 28.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,164-$19,526
Unemployment (2004): 11.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Commerce Departments Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $380,000 grant to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to help develop an effective drainage system essential to the safety and longevity of railroad infrastructure in Chicot County.
CHICOT COUNTY * (n = 1): Mississippi River at NM 512 along dike.
She was born March 27, 1937, in Chicot County, Ark.
CHICOT COUNTY * (n = 2): Overflow area E of levee on Mississippi River at end of St.
6 million $10,000 - * To address federal antitrust concerns regarding the Chicot County market, Simmons will donate the Eudora branch to Southern Bancorp Bank of Arkadelphia, one of the Largest rural development banks in the nation.
The resurgence of Main Street in this Chicot County seat started with the city's renovation of the historic Tushek Building and grew to encompass the entire Main Street corridor.
The opportunity to be part of the Arkansas Foodbank is a blessing to the citizens of Arkansas City and the surrounding communities of Desha and Chicot County," Carolyne Blissett, mayor of Arkansas City, said in an Arkansas Foodbank news release.