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

The community of Harrisburg is the Seat for Poinsett County.

Poinsett County was founded in 1838. Poinsett was created by taking area from Greene and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Poinsett had a population of 24,682 people. This is a decrease of 3.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,614 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Poinsett represented 0.96% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 26th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201024,583-4.03%-0.4% since 2009
200924,682-3.64%-0.14% since 2008
200824,716-3.51%-0.66% since 2007
200724,881-2.86% 
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200025,614The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Trumann   6,7756,8891.65% decrease  
Marked Tree   2,6182,8006.5% decrease  
Harrisburg   2,1072,1923.88% decrease  
Lepanto   2,0122,1335.67% decrease  
Tyronza   8409188.5% decrease  

Websites for Poinsett County

Official Website:   www.poinsettco.com/

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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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