Lawrence County is located in northeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Walnut Ridge and the largest city is Walnut Ridge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lawrencecountyarkansas.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,931 and the 2010 census population was 17,412. The land area is 587.61 square miles and there are 29.6 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% 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. 77.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $59,800, there are 6,580 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,971, the median household income is $32,239, and 25.4% of the persons in Lawrence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,434. Retail sales (in $1000) were $163,661, and sales per capita were $9,703. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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