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The 2000 Census showed that Phillips County had a population of 26,445 people. This represented 0.99% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Phillips had a population of 20,921 people. This is a decrease of 20.89% 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
201021,757-17.73%+4% since 2009
200920,921-20.89%-2.5% since 2008
200821,458-18.86%-2.09% since 2007
200721,915-17.13%-2.42% since 2006
200622,458-15.08%-3.45% since 2005
200523,260-12.04%-1.52% since 2004
200423,618-10.69%-1.95% since 2003
200324,088-8.91%-2.76% since 2002
200224,772-6.33%-3.46% since 2001
200125,661-2.96%-2.96% since 2000
200026,445The Last Census

Phillips County had 10,859 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Phillips County has a total area<3> of 727 square miles [1,883 km²]. Of this total, 692 square miles [1,794 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.76%) being water (34.62 square miles [89.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Phillips County had a population density of 38.18 people per square mile [14.74 people/km²], making it the state's 27th 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 Phillips County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Phillips and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Phillips County QuickFact (QF-05107).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ArkansasQF-05001   W18,97120,749-8.57%
DeshaQF-05041   SW13,35815,341-12.93%
LeeQF-05077   N10,31912,580-17.97%
MonroeQF-05095   NW8,17110,254-20.31%
Bolivar (MS)QF-28011   S36,76640,633-9.52%
Coahoma (MS)QF-28027   SE26,93630,622-12.04%
Tunica (MS)QF-28143   NE10,4369,22713.1%

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

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Phillips County

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 Phillips. 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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