Mississippi County


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Mississippi County, Arkansas

200 W Walnut St Rm 103
Blytheville, AR 72315
Phone: (870) 762-2411
Fax: (870) 838-7784
mcagov.missconet.com

On the northeastern border of AR, north of Memphis, TN; organized Nov 1, 1883 from Crittenden County. Name Origin: For the Mississippi River, which forms its eastern border

Area (sq mi):: 919.73 (land 898.25; water 21.48) Population per square mile: 53.30
Population 2005: 47,911 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.80%; 1990-2000 -9.60% Population 2000: 51,979 (White 63.60%; Black or African American 32.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $13,978; median household $27,479; Population below poverty level: 23.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,376-$21,738
Unemployment (2004): 10.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.40% Median travel time to work: 19.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Blytheville County seat (16,868)

  • See other counties in .

    Mississippi County, Missouri

    200 n Main St
    Charleston, MO 63834
    Phone: (573) 683-2146
    Fax: (573) 683-6071
    www.misscomo.net

    On the southeastern border of MO, south of Cape Girardeau; established Feb 14, 1845 from Scott County. Name Origin: For its location on the Mississippi River

    Area (sq mi):: 428.91 (land 413.16; water 15.75) Population per square mile: 32.90
    Population 2005: 13,599 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 -7.00% Population 2000: 13,427 (White 77.50%; Black or African American 20.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 37.30
    Income 2000: per capita $13,038; median household $23,012; Population below poverty level: 23.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,895-$21,132
    Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    BLYTHEVILLE -- Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.
    An agreement has been concluded to develop a new steel mill to Mississippi County.
    Up to 30 participants will be selected from a 60-mile radius around Arkansas Northeastern College in Mississippi County, Southeast Arkansas Community College in Union County, Southern Arkansas University Tech in Ouachita County and Mid-South Community College in Crittenden County.
    Politics of Southern equality; law and social change in a Mississippi county.
    If you drive south on State Route 102 from East Prairie, across the table-flat farmlands of Mississippi County, it's easy to pick out the boundaries of Big Oak Tree State Park.
    Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare's toughest financial and IT challenges, announced today a second agreement with Mississippi County Hospital System (MCHS) which comprises two hospitals - SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola, AR and Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, AR.
    HICKMAN--An employee at a Nucor Steel plant died Tuesday in a train accident at the steel company's facility in Mississippi County.
    Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare's toughest financial and IT challenges, announced today a new agreement with Mississippi County Hospital System (MCHS) which comprises two hospitals - SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola, AR and Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, AR.
    John Correnti, Big River Steel's chief executive officer, calls the site in Mississippi County, "steel mill heaven with the Mississippi River on the east side of the property, the railroad on the west side and the Entergy 500 kV line sitting directly on the site.
    The Quorum Court and the citizens of Mississippi County who supported our economic development efforts are full partners in this success," said Mississippi County Judge Steve McGuire.
    Nucor Steel already operates facilities in Mississippi County, and officials testified to lawmakers that another mill would hurt their business.
    Mississippi County Electric Co-op, in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, is beginning permitting and developing a financing plan for a proposed grassroot slack water harbor in Blytheville, Ark.

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