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Craighead County, AR
The county was named for state Sen. Thomas Craighead

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The county is in the Jonesboro metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 86,191. This was an increase of  4.92% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$32,425
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Craighead County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Craighead County was $23,002. This was an increase of 19.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 74% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Jonesboro
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 8 in production of rice
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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11% of Craighead County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Craighead County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Craighead County include Bishop Cemetery, Black Oak Cemetery, Burrow Cemetery, Caldwell Cemetery, Caraway Cemetery, Cooper Cemetery, Culberhouse Cemetery, Gibson Cemetery, Holloway Cemetery, Holy Cross Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Craighead County include Bay, Black Oak, Bono, Brookland, Caraway, Cash, Egypt, Jonesboro, Lake City, Monette ... View communities

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Colleges in Craighead County include Arkansas State University - Jonesboro ... View colleges

School districts in Craighead County include Bay Schools District, Brookland Schools District, Buffalo Is. Central Schools. Dist., Jonesboro Schools District, Nettleton Schools District, Riverside Schools District, Valley View Schools District, Westside Countyns. Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Craighead County include Caraway Public Library, Jonesboro/Craighead County Library, Kohn Memorial Library, Mc Adams Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Craighead County include Jonesboro Sun ... View newspapers

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Craighead County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Craighead County political report.

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Hotels in Craighead County include Americas Best Value, Baymont Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Jonesboro, Hampton Inn Jonesboro, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6 Jonesboro, Quality Suites ... More hotels

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