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The 2000 Census showed that Crittenden County had a population of 50,866 people. This represented 1.9% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Crittenden had a population of 53,022 people. This is an increase of 4.24% since the 2000 Census.

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
200953,022+4.24%+0.88% since 2008
200852,561+3.33%+0.84% since 2007
200752,123+2.47%+0.59% since 2006
200651,817+1.87%+0.67% since 2005
200551,471+1.19%+0.4% since 2004
200451,264+0.78%+0.52% since 2003
200350,998+0.26%-0.33% since 2002
200251,166+0.59%-0.13% since 2001
200151,235+0.73%+0.73% since 2000
200050,866The Last Census

Crittenden County had 20,507 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Crittenden County has a total area<3> of 636 square miles [1,649 km²]. Of this total, 610 square miles [1,580 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.17%) being water (26.52 square miles [68.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Crittenden County had a population density of 83.4 people per square mile [32.19 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Crittenden County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Crittenden and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Crittenden County QuickFact (QF-05035).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Crittenden County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
West MemphisQF-057454027,23227,666-1.57%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Crittenden County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CrossQF-05037   W18,54419,526-5.03%
LeeQF-05077   SW10,31912,580-17.97%
MississippiQF-05093   N46,60551,979-10.34%
PoinsettQF-05111   NW24,68225,614-3.64%
Saint FrancisQF-05123   SW26,25529,329-10.48%
DeSoto (MS)QF-28033   SE158,719107,19948.06%
Tunica (MS)QF-28143   S10,4369,22713.1%
Shelby (TN)QF-47157   E920,232897,4722.54%
Tipton (TN)QF-47167   NE59,49551,27116.04%

The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Crittenden. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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