Drew County is located in southeastern Arkansas. The County Seat is Monticello and the largest city is Monticello. The Official Web Site is located at http://drewcounty.arkansas.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,622 and the 2010 census population was 18,509. The land area is 828.36 square miles and there are 22.3 persons per square mile.
69.6% of the population is White, 28.1% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 81.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,300, there are 7,496 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,057, the median household income is $31,171, and 28.5% of the persons in Drew County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,460. Retail sales (in $1000) were $198,993, and sales per capita were $10,645. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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