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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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