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Time Zone: Craighead County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Craighead County was founded in 1859. Craighead was created by taking area from Mississippi, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Craighead had a population of 95,457 people. This is an increase of 16.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 82,148 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Craighead represented 3.07% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201096,443+17.4%+1.03% since 2009
200995,457+16.2%+2.18% since 2008
200893,419+13.72%+2.23% since 2007
200082,148The Last Census

More information can be found on the Craighead County Census Page for Craighead County.


Below are some of the communities located in Craighead County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Craighead County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jonesboro   66,19655,51519.24% increase  
Lake City   2,1771,95611.3% increase  
Bay   2,0581,80014.33% increase  
Brookland   1,7721,33233.03% increase  
Bono   1,6221,5127.28% increase  

Websites for Craighead County

Official Website:   www.craigheadcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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