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Jackson County, AR Public Records

District Court Newport Division
615 Third St
Newport, AR 72112
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 870-523-9555
F: 870-217-0397
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims
District Court Swifton Division
PO Box 129
Swifton, AR 72471
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 870-485-2662
F: 870-485-2734
Couriers: 101 Hwy 67 S
Swifton, AR 72471
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
Court located at Police Station and City Hall. Clerk is part of the City Clerk's office.
Circuit Court
208 Main St
Newport, AR 72112
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 870-523-7423
F: 870-523-3682
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Domestic Relations, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Probate records are handled by the County Clerk, who can be reached at 870-523-7420. Probate docket info on limited cases is free at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov.

Jackson County, AR Vital Records

Contact the Jackson County Office of the Recorder/County Circuit Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Jackson County
Recorder/County Circuit Clerk

8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 870-523-7423, 870-523-7424
Fax: 870-523-3682

Jackson County Vital Certificates

Jackson County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Jackson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 633.52 sq mi
Population (2009): 16,658
  • Females: 51.7%
  • White: 77.9%
  • Black/African American: 20.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 76.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,761
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 24.9%
High School Graduates (2000): 66.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.40
Housing Units (2000): 7,956
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.6%
Migration Flow to Jackson County, AR from (2007-2008):

Jackson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $256,028
  • Construction: $8,488
  • Retail Trade: $19,829
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,508
  • Healthcare: $33,720
  • Banking: $7,067
  • Retail Trade: $19,829
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $4,561
  • Manufacturing: $61,201
  • Farms: $5,662
  • Government: $59,969
Employed (2000): 6,941
Unemployed (2000): 517
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,280
Local Government Employment (2007): 681
Local Government Revenue (2007): $31,378 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $11,194 (thou. dol.)

Jackson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 204
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.0
Deaths (2007): 219
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.9

Jackson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 97
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 15
  • Robbery: 6
  • Aggravated Assault: 76
Property Crimes (2008): 659
  • Burglary: 166
  • Larceny-Theft: 464
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 29

Jackson County Genealogy Records