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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)

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    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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    As Arkansas' latest super-project, Big River Steel, starts construction in Mississippi County, Arkansas Northeastern College has unveiled two workforce readiness programs to help locals hoping to join the company's team -- both offered without any cost to the student.
    Nucor clearly has a vital interest in the air quality of the region, including Mississippi County, Arkansas, because if the air quality goes down, the productivity of Nucor's workforce will likewise go down, hindering Nucor's ability to generate revenue and decreasing the value of Nucor's Arkansas facilities," the suit said.
    Plum Point Energy Station, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

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