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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    The holding company of $884 million-asset Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia should complete the purchase of First National Bancshares of Hempstead County Inc.
    The 600-megawatt coal-fueled plant, which is under construction in Hempstead County, is more than 80 percent complete and scheduled to begin commercial operation in late 2012.
    In 1988, a new breeding colony of cliff swallows was reported in Little River County at Lake Millwood and, in 1991, nesting cliff swallows were reported in Hempstead County at Millwood Dam.
    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.
    Power Plant, a new baseload power plant in Hempstead County, Ark.
    Plaintiffs participating in the settlement are the Hempstead County Hunting Club Inc.
    NYSE: SGR) today announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), to build a new 600 MW electric generating plant in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
    The court's decision also potentially affects the plant's construction work force, which currently stands at 723 people, about 400 of whom live in Hempstead County and nearby counties.
    The contract from Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation is to supply a gas turbine and related power plant equipment and services for a simple cycle power plant which will be located in Hempstead County near Fulton, Ark.
    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.
    10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) issued the following statement from Joe Lucas, senior vice president of communications at ACCCE, on the heels of yesterday's Sierra Club press conference and meeting with Governor Beebe calling for a moratorium on Southwestern Electric Power's a new coal-based power plant in Hempstead County.
    Power Plant, a new baseload power plant that will be built in Hempstead County, Arkansas.