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Poinsett County, AR
The county was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, congressman, ambassador and an amateur botanist credited with sending the first cuttings of the red flower to the United States

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The county is in the Jonesboro metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 25,339. This was a decrease of  -1.07% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$26,558
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Poinsett County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Poinsett County was $18,563. This was an increase of 5.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 60% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Harrisburg
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 5 in production of rice
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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8% of Poinsett County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poinsett County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Poinsett County include Bethel Cemetery, Bolivar Cemetery, Cherry Bean Cemetery, Clampit Cemetery, Clark Cemetery, Conaster Cemetery, Dunn Cemetery, East Cemetery, East Tyronza Cemetery, Farm Hill Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Poinsett County include Fisher, Harrisburg, Lepanto, Marked Tree, Rivervale, Trumann, Tyronza, Waldenburg, Weiner ... View communities

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School districts in Poinsett County include East Poinsett County. Schools Dist., Harrisburg Schools District, Marked Tree Schools District, Trumann Schools District, Weiner Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Poinsett County include Goldsby Public Library, Marked Tree Public Library, Poinsett County Library, Trumann Public Library, West Poinsett County Library ... View libraries

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Poinsett County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poinsett County political report.

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