Saint Francis County

Saint Francis County, Arkansas

PO Box 1653
Forrest City, AR 72336
Phone: (870) 261-1725
Fax: (870) 630-1210

In eastern AR, west of Memphis, TN; organized Oct 13, 1827 (prior to statehood) from Phillips County. Name Origin: For the Saint Francis River, which bisects the county

Area (sq mi):: 642.40 (land 633.84; water 8.56) Population per square mile: 44.00
Population 2005: 27,902 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 2.90% Population 2000: 29,329 (White 45.10%; Black or African American 49.00%; Hispanic or Latino 4.90%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 33.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,483; median household $26,146; Population below poverty level: 27.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,100-$18,546
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Forrest City County seat (14,242)

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