Hempstead County

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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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    This robber fly was described by Barnes (2008) from specimens collected in blackland prairie at Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area near Columbus, Hempstead County, Arkansas. The species is ranked S1 in the state (NatureServe 2009) due to its limited range.