Independence County is located in northeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Batesville and the largest city is Batesville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.independencecounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,959 and the 2010 census population was 36,647. The land area is 763.95 square miles and there are 48 persons per square mile.
94.4% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 6.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 82.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $88,900, there are 14,544 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,289, the median household income is $35,026, and 23.7% of the persons in Independence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,110. Retail sales (in $1000) were $384,242, and sales per capita were $11,132. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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