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Sharp County, Arkansas

PO Box 307
Ash Flat, AR 72513
Phone: (870) 994-7361
Fax: (870) 994-7712
www.sharpcounty.org

In northeast-central AR; organized Jul 18, 1868 from Izard County. Name Origin: For Ephraim Sharp, AR state legislator for the district when the county was formed

Area (sq mi):: 606.35 (land 604.35; water 1.99) Population per square mile: 28.80
Population 2005: 17,397 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 21.30% Population 2000: 17,119 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 44.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,143; median household $25,152; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,285-$17,247
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 26.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Bairds consented to criminal forfeiture of $200,000 and approximately 700 acres of land -- which includes their residence and former dog and cat kennels -- in Sharp County, Arkansas, valued at $1.