Monroe County is located in east central Arkansas. The County Seat is Clarendon and the largest city is Brinkley. The Official Web Site is located at http://monroecounty.arkansas.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,582 and the 2010 census population was 8,150. The land area is 607.12 square miles and there are 13.4 persons per square mile.
57.1% of the population is White, 40.1% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 75.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $52,200, there are 3,393 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,939, the median household income is $27,263, and 28.8% of the persons in Monroe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 832. Retail sales (in $1000) were $82,241, and sales per capita were $9,599.
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