Craighead County

Craighead County, Arkansas

PO Box 1167
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone: (870) 933-4520
Fax: (870) 933-4514

In northeastern AR; organized Feb 19, 1859 from Mississippi County. Name Origin: For Thomas C. Craighead, state senator at the time of establishment

Area (sq mi):: 712.98 (land 710.84; water 2.14) Population per square mile: 122.00
Population 2005: 86,735 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 82,148 (White 88.20%; Black or African American 7.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,091; median household $32,425; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,731-$24,434
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jonesboro County seat (58,799)

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    Police in Jonesboro, in Craighead County about 130 miles northeast of Little Rock,Ee received a call early Saturday afternoon reporting a shooting at a residence," Reuters reported.
    The higher-than-normal turnout expected for the midterm election will only compound the problems that emerged during the January election, according to Craighead County Election Commission Chairman Scott McDaniel, a Democrat.
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    Craighead County Sheriff Dale Haas, describing the boys' demeanor Thursday, said it was like that of many juveniles in custody, even juveniles formerly known for toughness or bullying.
    Craighead County Sheriff Dale Haas cried as he gave the announcement confirming the shootings: "There are 15 students shot and two are dead, mostly little girls.
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    4% Year Jonesboro Craighead County Jonesboro MSA 1970 27,026 52,068 NA 1980 31,530 63,239 NA 1990 46,535 68,956 NA 2000 55,515 82,148 NA 2005 59,807 87,443 112,539 2010 67,263 96,443 121,026 2012 Estimate 70,187 99,735 124,042 2017 Projection 75,016 106,754 130,829 Source: U.