In addition to exceptional employment opportunities, Mississippi County provides abundant variety for living and playing. Find a home in town or in the country. In fact, our housing costs are significantly lower-priced than both the national average and Arkansas. The composite index for Cost of Living, published by Sperling’s Best Places is around 70% of the national index. Your money goes further here in buying a home, healthcare, groceries, utilities and transportation. 

See data table for Cost of Living on MS Co DATA Update spreadsheet, tab for QOL


Our K-12 schools throughout the county are intimate with small class sizes. Plus, all schools offer open enrollment so you can select the school of your choice for your child’s education. Plus, Arkansas Northwestern College will help you advance your career in alignment to local industry needs and job opportunities. Healthcare services are based in Blytheville and Osceola. 

Students in a welding class


Our rural lifestyle and southern hospitality are here for you. Enjoy the Mississippi River and Big Lake for relaxing fishing. Mississippi County is also a destination for bird watching and duck hunting. Learn about our rich history in agriculture and boyhood home of Johnny Cash – why we love to celebrate with multiple music festivals throughout the year across the county. And we are just up the road from Memphis, TN.

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