Mississippi County is located in northwestern Arkansas. The County Seat is Blytheville and the largest city is Blytheville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mcagov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 44,235 and the 2010 census population was 46,480. The land area is 900.57 square miles and there are 51.6 persons per square mile.
63.1% of the population is White, 34.5% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 77.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 13% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,300, there are 17,058 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,905, the median household income is $36,428, and 24.9% of the persons in Mississippi County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,231. Retail sales (in $1000) were $421,872, and sales per capita were $9,051. The percentage of black-owned firms is 13.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.9%.
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