Hempstead County

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Hempstead County, Arkansas

PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71802
Phone: (870) 777-2241
Fax: (870) 777-7829

In southwestern AR, northeast of Texarkana; organized Dec 15, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Edward Hempstead (1780-1817), delegate to Congress from MO

Area (sq mi):: 741.36 (land 728.77; water 12.59) Population per square mile: 32.10
Population 2005: 23,383 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 9.10% Population 2000: 23,587 (White 59.80%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 8.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.20%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,103; median household $28,622; Population below poverty level: 20.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,681-$20,320
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hope County seat (10,462)

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