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

Mississippi County was founded in 1883 and was created by taking area from CrittendenCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mississippi had a population of 46,605 people. This is a decrease of 10.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 51,979 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mississippi represented 1.94% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 14th 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
201046,480-10.58%-0.27% since 2009
200946,605-10.34%-0.33% since 2008
200846,760-10.04%+0.32% since 2007
200051,979The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Blytheville   15,98318,27212.53% decrease  
Osceola   7,8958,87511.04% decrease  
Gosnell   3,5773,9689.85% decrease  
Manila   2,8203,0557.69% decrease  
Leachville   1,8411,9817.07% decrease  

Websites for Mississippi County

Official Website:   www.mcagov.com/

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<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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