St. Francis County, Arkansas

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St. Francis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population is 29,329. The county seat is Forrest City. The county was formed on October 13, 1827 and named for the St. Francis River.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,664 km² (642 mi²). 1,642 km² (634 mi²) of it is land and 22 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.33% water.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,329 people, 10,043 households, and 7,230 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (46/mi²). There are 11,242 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 48.36% White, 49.01% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 4.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,043 households out of which 35.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% are married couples living together, 20.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 105.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,146, and the median income for a family is $30,324. Males have a median income of $28,389 versus $20,578 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,483. 27.50% of the population and 23.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 38.70% of those under the age of 18 and 23.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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