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Blytheville, AR

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About Blytheville, AR

Blytheville, AR is located in Mississippi County in the state of Arkansas.

The total City Population for Blytheville is about 13,559 with about 256 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $94,398, which is roughly 9% lower than the Average Home Value of $104,207 for the state of Arkansas, and roughly 57% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,191, which is roughly 5% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $45,376 for the state of Arkansas, and roughly 34% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Blytheville Population 13,559
Average Home Value $94,398
Median Household Income $43,191
Median Age 36.3
Unemployment Rate 13%
Politics 59.12% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.72
Male Population Estimate: 43.5%
Female Population Estimate: 56.5%
Median Age: 36.3
Male Median Age: 22.1
Female Median Age: 23.5

Racial Demographic Estimates



Mississippi County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Boozman
U.S. Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
Tom Cotton
U.S. Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
State governor
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 59.12%
Democratic: 36.93%
Other: 2.79%
Libertarian: 0.97%
Green: 0.19%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Blytheville specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Mississippi County: About 22.6953 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Mississippi County: About 987.169 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Mississippi County is about 83% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 71% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Blytheville is about 13%.

Arkansas is ranked #34 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 30.43 out of 100.

34th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 46.91

The average living wage for the state of Arkansas is $30.85/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Arkansas a minimum wage score of 71.73 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.63/hr, which gives Arkansas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 1.92 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Arkansas is $220.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 54.07 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Arkansas does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Arkansas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Arkansas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Arkansas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Arkansas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Arkansas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Arkansas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Arkansas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Arkansas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Arkansas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Arkansas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Arkansas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Arkansas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Arkansas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Arkansas does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Arkansas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Arkansas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Arkansas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Arkansas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Arkansas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 72315, 72316 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 35.932100
Longitude: -89.905100
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 253.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 870