Arkansas Woodruff County Public Schools

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Woodruff County was named for William E. Woodruff, founder of the Arkansas Gazette, who became influential in Arkansas government. Woodruff County’s rich, level land is well suited to rice, cotton, soybean and grain farming and to the mechanization that has changed the shape of eastern Arkansas agriculture. Additionally, some light industry is located in Augusta, McCrory and Cotton Plant. These cities additionally are centers for outdoor recreation in Woodruff County. The scenic White River forms most of the county’s western border and is known for year-round floating and fishin. The Cache River flows through the Rex Hancock Black Swamp Wildlife Management Area in the center of the county and is nationally known for duck hunting. The Cache River Natural Area includes some of the state’s finest river swamp and bottomland hardwood forests, including some of its largest, most magnificent bald cypress and tupelo trees and majestic, record-size oak. As of the 2000 census, Woodruff County had a population of 8,741 residents.

Woodruff County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 586.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 12.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 24.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 30.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.44 persons compared to an average family size of 2.97 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,935. Per capita income grew by 21.2% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 7,359 Covered Employment 1,966
Growth (%) since 1990 -22.7% Average wage per job $26,634
Households (2000) 3,531 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 17.3%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,355 Average wage per job $26,935
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,198 Average wage per job $36,474
Median Household Income (2008) $26,185 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 11.9%
Poverty Rate (2008) 27.1 Average wage per job $23,551
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 60.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.2%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.0 Average wage per job $36,018

Address: 320 Sycamore Street, Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870) 347-2432
County: Woodruff County
Enrollment: 373
Grades: PK-8

Address: 320 Sycamore Street, Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870) 347-2515
County: Woodruff County
Enrollment: 151
Grades: 9-12

Address: 457 W Martin L King, Cotton Plant, AR 72036
Phone: (870) 459-3701
County: Woodruff County
Enrollment: 42
Grades: PK-4