Poinsett County

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Poinsett County, Arkansas

County Courthouse 401 Market St
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Phone: (870) 578-5333

In northeastern AR, northwest of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 28, 1838 from Greene County. Name Origin: For Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), SC statesman and secretary of war (1837-41). He introduced the cultivation of the poinsettia flower to the U.S., having imported it from Mexico after he was a U.S. minister there (1825-29)

Area (sq mi):: 763.39 (land 757.74; water 5.65) Population per square mile: 33.50
Population 2005: 25,349 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 25,614 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 7.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,087; median household $26,558; Population below poverty level: 21.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,764-$20,682
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.10% Median travel time to work: 23.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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