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Jackson County, Arkansas

US county information
NameJackson County
StateArkansas
SeatNewport
US Area
Total Area641.45 sq mi (1661.4 km2)
Land Area633.52 sq mi (1640.8 km2)
Water Area7.92 sq mi (20.5 km2)
Population17997 (2010)
Density10.96/km2 (28.4/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 5, 1829
Congressional district1st

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population is 17,997. The county seat is Newport. Jackson County is Arkansas's 23rd county, formed on November 5, 1829, and named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Jackson was nearing the end of his second term when Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836.


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