Ashley County is located in southeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Hamburg and the largest city is Crossett. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.arcounties.org/counties/detail/2. The 2014 population estimate is 20,948 and the 2010 census population was 21,853. The land area is 925.35 square miles and there are 23.6 persons per square mile.
71.9% of the population is White, 25.8% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 84.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $62,500, there are 8,656 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,761, the median household income is $35,683, and 18.9% of the persons in Ashley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,486. Retail sales (in $1000) were $170,779, and sales per capita were $7,673. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.4%.
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