Craighead County

Craighead County, Arkansas

PO Box 1167
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone: (870) 933-4520
Fax: (870) 933-4514
www.craigheadcounty.org

In northeastern AR; organized Feb 19, 1859 from Mississippi County. Name Origin: For Thomas C. Craighead, state senator at the time of establishment

Area (sq mi):: 712.98 (land 710.84; water 2.14) Population per square mile: 122.00
Population 2005: 86,735 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 82,148 (White 88.20%; Black or African American 7.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,091; median household $32,425; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,731-$24,434
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jonesboro County seat (58,799)

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    The higher-than-normal turnout expected for the midterm election will only compound the problems that emerged during the January election, according to Craighead County Election Commission Chairman Scott McDaniel, a Democrat.
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    Craighead County Sheriff Dale Haas cried as he gave the announcement confirming the shootings: "There are 15 students shot and two are dead, mostly little girls.