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Mississippi County, Arkansas

US county information
NameMississippi County
SeatBlytheville and Osceola
US Area
Total Area919.73 sq mi (2382.1 km2)
Land Area898.25 sq mi (2326.5 km2)
Water Area21.48 sq mi (55.6 km2)
Population46480 (2010)
Density19.98/km2 (51.7/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 1, 1833
Congressional district1st

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Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 46,480. There are two county seats, Blytheville and Osceola. The county was formed on November 1, 1833, and named for the Mississippi River which borders the county to the east. Mississippi County is part of the First Congressional District in Arkansas which is the poorest Congressional District in the United States.

The Blytheville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mississippi County.

Jefferson W. Speck, a Mississippi County planter, was the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1950 and 1952.

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