Arkansas County is located in northwest Arkansas. The County Seat is Stuttgart and the largest city is Stuttgart. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.arcounties.org/counties/detail/1. The 2014 population estimate is 18,594 and the 2010 census population was 19,018. The land area is 988.77 square miles and there are 19.2 persons per square mile.
72.5% of the population is White, 24.8% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 84.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,500, there are 7,883 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,045, the median household income is $39,633, and 15.8% of the persons in Arkansas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,791. Retail sales (in $1000) were $286,337, and sales per capita were $14,825. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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