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Jackson County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||November 5, 1829|
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|• Total||642 sq mi (1,660 km2)|
|• Land||634 sq mi (1,640 km2)|
|• Water||7.6 sq mi (20 km2) 1.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||28.033/sq mi (10.823/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Jackson County is located in the Arkansas Delta in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for Andrew Jackson, a national hero during the War of 1812. By the county's formation in 1829, Jackson had become the seventh President of the United States. Jackson County is home to seven incorporated towns and four incorporated cities, including Newport, the largest city and county seat. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Occupying 633.94 square miles (164,190 ha), Jackson County is the 41st largest county of the 75 in Arkansas. As of the 2010 Census, the county's population is 17,997 people in 7,601 households. Based on population, the county is the 40th-largest county in Arkansas. Although terrain rises in the west, most of Jackson County is within the Arkansas Delta, characterized by largely flat terrain with fertile soils. Historically covered in forest, bayous and swamps, the area was cleared for agriculture by early settlers. It is drained by the White River.
Although no Interstate highways are located in Jackson County, two United States highways (U.S. Route 67 (US 67) and US 167) and fifteen Arkansas state highways run in the county. A Union Pacific Railroad line also crosses the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 642 square miles (1,660 km2), of which 634 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.2%) is water.
- Lawrence County (north)
- Craighead County (northeast)
- Poinsett County (east)
- Cross County (southeast)
- Woodruff County (south)
- White County (southwest)
- Independence County (west)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,764||16.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino||461||2.75%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 16,755 people, 6,137 households, and 3,758 families residing in the county.
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Jackson County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
- Bateman (contains part of Newport)
- Bird (contains most of Tuckerman)
- Breckinridge (contains Tupelo and Weldon)
- Cow Lake (contains Beedeville)
- Glass (contains Swifton)
- Grubbs (contains Grubbs)
- Jefferson (contains Campbell Station and Jacksonport, part of Diaz and Tuckerman)
- Richwoods (contains Amagon)
- Union (contains most of Diaz and Newport)
- Village (contains part of Diaz and Newport)
In Spanish: Condado de Jackson (Arkansas) para niños
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