Woodruff County

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Woodruff County, Arkansas

Woodruff County Courthouse 500 N 3rd St
Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870) 347-2871
Fax: (870) 347-2608

In east-central AR, west of Memphis, TN; organized Nov 26, 1862 from White County. Name Origin: For William Edward Woodruff (1795-1885), publisher who established the Arkansas Gazette, the state's first newspaper.

Area (sq mi):: 594.05 (land 586.56; water 7.49) Population per square mile: 13.80
Population 2005: 8,098 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 -8.20% Population 2000: 8,741 (White 67.50%; Black or African American 30.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,269; median household $22,099; Population below poverty level: 27.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,122-$21,064
Unemployment (2004): 10.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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