Jefferson County, Arkansas

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 84,278 at the 2000 United States Census. It is included in the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jefferson County's county seat and largest city is Pine Bluff. Jefferson County is Arkansas's 21st county, formed on November 2, 1829, from portions of Arkansas and Pulaski counties, and named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,367.2 km2), of which 885 square miles (2,292.1 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75.1 km2) (3.16%) is water. About 75% of the county including the largest city, Pine Bluff, is located in the Arkansas Delta with the remaining portion in the Arkansas Timberlands. Consequently, it is largely low lying flatland to the east used primarily for agriculture and expanses of trees used for timber to the west.

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