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Jackson County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of USA AR
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1829
Seat Newport
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

641 sq mi (1,660 km²)
634 sq mi (1,642 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.23%
 - (2000)
 - Density

28/sq mi (11/km²)

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 18,418. The county seat is Newport. Jackson County is Arkansas's 23rd county, formed on November 5, 1829 and named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, who was president by the time Arkansas was admitted to the union.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,661 km² (641 sq mi). 1,641 km² (634 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.23%) is water.

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USA Jackson County, Arkansas age pyramid

Age pyramid Jackson County[1]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,418 people, 6,971 households, and 4,830 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 7,956 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.57% White, 17.56% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,971 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,081, and the median income for a family was $32,661. Males had a median income of $26,744 versus $17,830 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,564. About 13.20% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.00% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data

35°35′38″N 91°11′37″W / 35.59389, -91.19361

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