Craighead County , Arkansas

Craighead County: County in Arkansas, United States

Craighead County locator map
Location of Craighead County on Arkansas map.

About

Craighead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,443 and a population density of 52 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 110,332 inhabitants. Its county seat is Lake City, Jonesboro. The county was created 162 years ago in 1859.

Geography

Craighead County is located at 35°49'51"N 90°37'58"W (35.8307900, -90.6328500). It has 3 neighbors: Greene County, Poinsett County and Dunklin County.

Court house Jonesboro AR 2012-08-26 001 image
Court house Jonesboro AR 2012-08-26 001

The largest city of Craighead County is Jonesboro with a population of 78,394. Other cities include, Brookland population 3,674, Lake City population 2,650, Bono population 2,484 and Bay population 1,821.

Craighead County map

Craighead County Quick Facts

Population : 110,332 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
Different from : Craig County, Craig County
Area : 1847 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Thomas Craighead
Altitude : 249 feet / 76 meters
Capital : Lake City, Jonesboro
Establishment : February 02, 1859
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:53:02 (13th May 2021)
Density : 60 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 12.59% (2010-2019)

Craighead County has 3 neighbors .

  • Jonesboro

Demographics

The population of Craighead County increased by 12.59% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 96,443 - census
2011 98,405 1.99% estimation process
2012 99,993 1.59% estimation process
2013 101,653 1.63% estimation process
2014 102,661 0.98% estimation process
2015 104,457 1.72% estimation process
2016 105,932 1.39% estimation process
2017 107,188 1.17% estimation process
2018 108,816 1.5% estimation process
2019 110,332 1.37% estimation process

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People born in Craighead County (1)

American baseball player Hank Wyse was born in Craighead County

Craighead County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Craighead County.

City Name Population Title
Jonesboro 78,394 County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Brookland 3,674 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States of America
Lake City 2,650 City in Arkansas, USA
Bono 2,484 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Bay 1,821 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Monette 1,595 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Caraway 1,282 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States of America
Cash 360 City in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Lake View 358 City of Arkansas, USA
Black Oak 264 Town in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States
Fisher 213 Human settlement in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States of America
Egypt 109 Town in Arkansas

Arkansas Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Arkansas 3,017,804 State of the United States of America
Pulaski County 391,911 County in Arkansas, United States
New Caledonia 287,800 Unincorporated community in Arkansas, United States
Benton County 279,141 County in Arkansas, United States
Washington County 239,187 County in Arkansas, United States
Little Rock 197,312 Capital and largest city of Arkansas
Sebastian County 127,827 County in Arkansas, United States
Faulkner County 126,007 County in Arkansas, United States
Saline County 122,437 County in Arkansas, United States
Garland County 99,386 County in Arkansas, United States
Fort Smith 87,891 City in Arkansas, USA
Fayetteville 87,590 County seat of Washington County, Arkansas, United States
Springdale 81,125 City in Arkansas, United States
White County 78,753 County in Arkansas, United States
Jonesboro 78,394 County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Lonoke County 73,309 County in Arkansas, United States
Court house Jonesboro AR 2012-08-26 001 image

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