Craighead County Information

Craighead in Arkansas occupies 713 square miles and has a 2006 population of 88,244, a change from a 2000 population of 82,148 and 68,956 in 1990. 16.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 15.4% percent is 25-35, and 13.6% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 284 acts of violent crime reported in Craighead in 2004, a change from 244 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 2,223 people: 4.9% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.9%.

Read more about Craighead, Arkansas in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyCraighead 
StateArkansas 
Land Area713 sq. milesRanked 1,409 of 3,140
Population 200688,244Ranked 622 of 3,140
Population 200586,632 
Population 200082,148Ranked 632 of 3,140
Population 199068,956Ranked 642 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion88.3% 
African American9.7% 
Asian American.7% 
Native American.4% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57% 
Population 5 to 1413% 
Population 15 to 2416.2% 
Population 25 to 3415.4% 
Population 35 to 4413.6% 
Population 45 to 5412.9% 
Population 55 to 6410.2% 
Population 65 to 746.5% 
Population 75 and up5.3% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes284244
Murders / Manslaughters3 
Forcible Rapes26 
Robberies49 
Aggravated Assaults206 
Total Property Crimes2,6443,402
Burglaries1,026 
Larceny Thefts1,483 
Motor Vehicle Thefts135 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population45,81242,782
Unemployed Population2,2231,680
Unemployment Rate4.9%3.9%

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