Chicot County is located in southeastern Arkansas. The County Seat is Lake Village and the largest city is Dermott. The Official Web Site is located at http://chicotcounty.arkansas.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,180 and the 2010 census population was 11,800. The land area is 644.30 square miles and there are 18.3 persons per square mile.
43.5% of the population is White, 54.7% is Black or African American, 5.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 74.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $54,700, there are 4,510 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,538, the median household income is $26,201, and 33% of the persons in Chicot County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 916. Retail sales (in $1000) were $67,030, and sales per capita were $5,446. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.1%.
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