Jackson County is located in northeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Newport and the largest city is Newport. The Official Web Site is located at http://newportarcity.org/jackson-county/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,534 and the 2010 census population was 17,998. The land area is 633.94 square miles and there are 28.4 persons per square mile.
79.9% of the population is White, 17.4% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 75.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $56,500, there are 6,541 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,609, the median household income is $30,284, and 28.4% of the persons in Jackson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,110. Retail sales (in $1000) were $190,887, and sales per capita were $11,203. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17%.
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