Jefferson County is located in central Arkansas. The County Seat is Pine Bluff and the largest city is Pine Bluff. The Official Web Site is located at http://jeffersoncounty.arkansas.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 72,297 and the 2010 census population was 77,435. The land area is 870.75 square miles and there are 88.9 persons per square mile.
41.8% of the population is White, 55.6% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 83% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $81,100, there are 28,367 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,353, the median household income is $37,140, and 23.9% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,083. Retail sales (in $1000) were $867,380, and sales per capita were $10,922. The percentage of black-owned firms is 28.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.6%.
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