Izard County

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Izard County, Arkansas

PO Box 95
Melbourne, AR 72556
Phone: (870) 368-4316
Fax: (870) 368-4748

In north-central AR; organized Oct 27, 1825 (prior to statehood) from Independence County. Name Origin: For George Izard (1777-1828), general in the War of 1812 and governor of Arkansas Territory (1825-28)

Area (sq mi):: 584.02 (land 580.68; water 3.34) Population per square mile: 23.10
Population 2005: 13,430 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 16.60% Population 2000: 13,249 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 42.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,397; median household $25,670; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,083-$18,926
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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