Howard County is located in southwestern Arkansas. The County Seat is Nashville and the largest city is Nashville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.howardcountytaxcollection.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,500 and the 2010 census population was 13,789. The land area is 588.55 square miles and there are 23.4 persons per square mile.
75.6% of the population is White, 21.2% is Black or African American, 10.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 76% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,500, there are 5,208 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,707, the median household income is $35,879, and 23.2% of the persons in Howard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 955. Retail sales (in $1000) were $160,839, and sales per capita were $11,402.
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