Hempstead County

Hempstead County, Arkansas

PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71802
Phone: (870) 777-2241
Fax: (870) 777-7829

In southwestern AR, northeast of Texarkana; organized Dec 15, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Edward Hempstead (1780-1817), delegate to Congress from MO

Area (sq mi):: 741.36 (land 728.77; water 12.59) Population per square mile: 32.10
Population 2005: 23,383 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 9.10% Population 2000: 23,587 (White 59.80%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 8.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.20%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,103; median household $28,622; Population below poverty level: 20.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,681-$20,320
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hope County seat (10,462)

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    Major organization : HEMPSTEAD COUNTY JUDGE~S OFFICE
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    The newest coal-burning power plant and first ultra-supercritical generating unit to go into commercial operation in the United States began churning out electricity in late December in Hempstead County, Ark.
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    More than 200 people were injured and hundreds of homes, businesses and other structures were destroyed or damaged along a 260-mile path from Hempstead County in the southwest to Greene County in the state's northeastern corner.
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    The holding company of $884 million-asset Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia should complete the purchase of First National Bancshares of Hempstead County Inc.
    plant near Hope in Hempstead County in commercial operation in late 2012 without having to continue fighting a host of legal and administrative challenges aimed at killing the project.
    1st Bank is Arkansas-owned by First National Bancshares of Hempstead County and has Arkansas branches in Hope, Texarkana, Blevins and Lewisville as well as branches in Texarkana and New Boston in Texas.