Craighead County is located in northeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Jonesboro and the largest city is Jonesboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.craigheadcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 102,518 and the 2010 census population was 96,443. The land area is 707.21 square miles and there are 136.4 persons per square mile.
82.7% of the population is White, 14% is Black or African American, 4.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 84.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,700, there are 37,834 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,138, the median household income is $41,393, and 20.6% of the persons in Craighead County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,387. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,440,936, and sales per capita were $15,768.
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