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Demographics Analysis

The people of Desha County, Arkansas give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Male:

Under 5 years : 556

5 to 9 years : 658

10 to 14 years : 335

15 to 17 years : 376

18 and 19 years : 177

20 years : 43

21 years : 146

22 to 24 years : 267

25 to 29 years : 358

30 to 34 years : 364

35 to 39 years : 194

40 to 44 years : 456

45 to 49 years : 469

50 to 54 years : 486

55 to 59 years : 496

60 and 61 years : 121

62 to 64 years : 172

65 and 66 years : 61

67 to 69 years : 205

70 to 74 years : 182

75 to 79 years : 107

80 to 84 years : 153

85 years and over : 138

Female:

Under 5 years : 491

5 to 9 years : 476

10 to 14 years : 510

15 to 17 years : 256

18 and 19 years : 153

20 years : 75

21 years : 43

22 to 24 years : 354

25 to 29 years : 442

30 to 34 years : 364

35 to 39 years : 473

40 to 44 years : 423

45 to 49 years : 520

50 to 54 years : 532

55 to 59 years : 437

60 and 61 years : 141

62 to 64 years : 347

65 and 66 years : 91

67 to 69 years : 215

70 to 74 years : 231

75 to 79 years : 274

80 to 84 years : 181

85 years and over : 188


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 10,401

Multiple ancestry : 1,655

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 118

Ancestry not reported : 1,563


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Desha County, Arkansas)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 13,389

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 22

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 43

Not a U.S. citizen : 283


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Total:

Under 5 years : 1,047

5 to 17 years : 2,611

18 to 24 years : 1,258

25 to 34 years : 1,528

35 to 44 years : 1,546

45 to 54 years : 2,007

55 to 59 years : 933

60 and 61 years : 262

62 to 64 years : 519

65 to 74 years : 985

75 years and over : 1,041

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 1,017

5 to 17 years : 2,434

18 to 24 years : 1,143

25 to 34 years : 1,037

35 to 44 years : 1,315

45 to 54 years : 1,538

55 to 59 years : 690

60 and 61 years : 216

62 to 64 years : 445

65 to 74 years : 843

75 years and over : 731

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 30

5 to 17 years : 168

18 to 24 years : 87

25 to 34 years : 334

35 to 44 years : 197

45 to 54 years : 441

55 to 59 years : 220

60 and 61 years : 46

62 to 64 years : 74

65 to 74 years : 119

75 years and over : 264

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 7

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 6

45 to 54 years : 9

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 28

25 to 34 years : 157

35 to 44 years : 28

45 to 54 years : 19

55 to 59 years : 23

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 23

75 years and over : 46


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 5,417

Female : 5,992

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 875

Female : 1,105

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 7

Female : 15

Foreign born:

Male : 221

Female : 105


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Born in state of residence : 5,311

Born in other state in the United States : 1,237

Native: born outside the United States : 22

Foreign born : 42


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,701

Now married, except separated : 4,015

Divorced : 812

Separated : 219

Widowed : 774

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 331

Now married, except separated : 1,048

Divorced : 183

Separated : 58

Widowed : 231

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 6

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 9

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 69

Now married, except separated : 239

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 16


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Speak only English : 12,201

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 175

Speak English less than "very well" : 306

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Desha County, Arkansas

  • Other Groups: 6,849   (58.0%)
  • United States Or American: 2,432   (20.6%)
  • Irish: 672   (5.7%)
  • German: 414   (3.5%)
  • English: 388   (3.3%)
  • Subsaharan African: 250   (2.1%)
  • French (except Basque): 119   (1.0%)
  • Dutch: 116   (1.0%)
  • Scotch-irish: 112   (0.9%)
  • Italian: 107   (0.9%)
  • Polish: 104   (0.9%)
  • Scottish: 66   (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 23   (0.2%)
  • European: 20   (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 20   (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 13   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 12   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 12   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 11   (0.1%)
  • Acadian/cajun: 10   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 9   (0.1%)
  • British: 9   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 8   (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 7   (0.1%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 5   (0.0%)
  • Swedish: 5   (0.0%)
  • Canadian: 4   (0.0%)
  • Greek: 4   (0.0%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 3   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Desha County, Arkansas is 13,737



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Desha County, Arkansas: 6,520
Female Population in Desha County, Arkansas: 7,217


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Desha County, Arkansas: 34.7
Median Female Resident Age in Desha County, Arkansas: 39.7


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Arkansas is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Desha County, Arkansas


White


Both sexes

44.8

Male

43.3

Female

46.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

33.4

Male

31.6

Female

35.3

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

42.5

Male

43.5

Female

38.5

Asian


Both sexes

42.5

Male

34.0

Female

44.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

39.0

Male

0.0

Female

39.0

Other


Both sexes

25.3

Male

28.4

Female

21.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

21.0

Male

21.5

Female

19.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

24.8

Male

27.4

Female

22.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

45.4

Male

44.0

Female

46.7


(updated 2010)



Races in Desha County, Arkansas


  • White: 6,612
  • African American: 6,465
  • American Indian: 64
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 441
  • Two or More Races: 155



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Desha County, Arkansas citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Desha County, Arkansas

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 126   (2.93%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 101   (2.35%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 146   (3.39%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 249   (5.79%)
  • 9th Grade: 140   (3.25%)
  • 10th Grade: 190   (4.41%)
  • 11th Grade: 239   (5.55%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 268   (6.23%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,610   (37.41%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 244   (5.67%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 484   (11.25%)
  • Associate Degree: 71   (1.65%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 337   (7.83%)
  • Master's Degree: 50   (1.16%)
  • Professional School Degree: 49   (1.14%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 121   (2.3%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 149   (2.83%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 154   (2.92%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 377   (7.15%)
  • 9th Grade: 244   (4.63%)
  • 10th Grade: 193   (3.66%)
  • 11th Grade: 283   (5.37%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 371   (7.04%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,833   (34.78%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 311   (5.9%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 477   (9.05%)
  • Associate Degree: 133   (2.52%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 473   (8.98%)
  • Master's Degree: 113   (2.14%)
  • Professional School Degree: 38   (0.72%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Dumas School District


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Caller #8880, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-4571, Students: 1,810 )

  • Mcgehee School District


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 409 Oak Street, Mc Gehee, AR 71654, Phone: (870) 222-3670, Students: 1,419 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Mcgehee Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 409 Oak Street, Mc Gehee, AR 71654, Phone: (870) 222-5400, Students: 690 )

  • Reed Elementary School


    ( Grades: 2-6, Location: 709 South Cherry St, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-5363, Students: 634 )

  • Dumas Junior High School


    ( Grades: 7-9, Location: 315 S College, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-4476, Students: 416 )

  • Central Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-1, Location: 101 Court Street, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-4954, Students: 337 )

  • Delta Special Elem. School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: P O Box 41, Mc Gehee, AR 71666, Phone: (870) 644-3800, Students: 86 )

  • Arkansas City Elem. School


    ( Location: P.o. Box 248, Arkansas City, AR 71630, Phone: (870) 877-2455, )

  • Delta Special High School


    ( Location: P.o. Box 41, Mc Gehee, AR 71666, Phone: (870) 644-3800, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Mcgehee High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: P O Box 767, Mc Gehee, AR 71654, Phone: (870) 222-3600, Students: 643 )

  • Dumas High School


    ( Grades: 10-12, Location: Dan Gill Dr, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-4151, Students: 423 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Jodie Partridge Center


    ( Grades: K-11, Location: Po Box 643 1180 Highway 165, Dumas, AR 71639, Phone: (870) 382-4374, Students: 10 )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Arkansas City Branch Library


    C.b. King School, Arkansas City, AR 71630

  • Dumas Branch Library


    120 East Choctaw, Dumas, AR 71639

  • Mcgehee Branch Library


    211 North 4th Street, Mc Gehee, AR 71654

  • Thornton Public Library


    South 2nd St., Tillar, AR 71670

  • Tillar Branch Library


    City Hall, B Street, Tillar, AR 71670

  • Watson Branch Library


    Watson School Building, Clayton St, Watson, AR 71674

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Desha County, Arkansas


  • Desha County Historical Society Inc


    209 W Oak St, Mc Gehee, AR 71654

  • Desha County Museum Society


    Po Box 141, Dumas, AR 71639

  • Main Street Dumas


    , Dumas, AR 71639

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Desha County, Arkansas affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Desha County, Arkansas.

Area Features of Desha County, Arkansas


Airport


(1) Billy Free Municipal Airport   (2) Flying G Ranch Airport   (3) Hudson Landing Strip Historical   (4) Mayer Airport Historical   (5) Mc Gehee Municipal Airport   (6) Mcgehee Desha County Hospital Heliport   (7) Pickens Airport Historical   (8) Reedville Airport Historical   (9) Shiloh Landing Strip Historical   (10) Tillar Airport   (11) Yancopin Airport  

Area


(1) Brush Prairie   (2) Caulk Neck   (3) Cooks Point   (4) Island Number 80   (5) Laconia Circle   (6) Little Island   (7) Rowdy Bend Towhead   (8) Tiffin Prairie  

Bar


(1) Henrico Bar   (2) Melinda Bar   (3) The Bar  

Bay


(1) Knowlton Crevasse   (2) Laconia Crevasse   (3) Paradise Bay  

Bend


(1) Bachelor Bend   (2) Birmingham Bend   (3) Bolivar Bend   (4) Caulk Cut-off   (5) Concordia Bend Historical   (6) House Bend   (7) Jackson Bend   (8) Jefferson Bend   (9) Menard Bend   (10) Miller Bend   (11) Montgomery Bend   (12) Rosedale Bend   (13) Rowdy Bend   (14) Scrubgrass Bend   (15) Victoria Bend  

Building


(1) Arkansas City Fire Department   (2) Arkansas City Police Department   (3) Collins Cominto Fire Station 2   (4) Desha County Courthouse   (5) Desha County Museum   (6) Desha County Sheriff S Office   (7) Dumas Emergency Medical Services   (8) Dumas Fire Department   (9) Dumas Nursing Center   (10) Dumas Police Department   (11) Dumas Public Library   (12) Halley Volunteer Fire Department   (13) Kelso Rohwer Fire Department   (14) Mcgehee Fire Department   (15) Mcgehee Fire Department Ambulance   (16) Mcgehee Fire Department Station 2   (17) Mcgehee Police Department   (18) Mitchellville Fire Department   (19) Mitchellville Police Department   (20) Potlatch Corporation Ambulance   (21) Reed Police Department   (22) Reed Volunteer Fire Department   (23) Selma Volunteer Fire Department   (24) Southeast Arkansas Law Enforcement Center - Desha County Sheriff Substation   (25) Southeast Arkansas Law Enforcement Center Highway Patrol Station   (26) Southeast Arkansas Law Enforcement Center- Alcohol Tobacco And Firearms   (27) Southeast Arkansas Law Enforcement Center- State Police Troop E   (28) Tillar Fire Department Main Station   (29) Tillar Fire Department Substation   (30) Watson Volunteer Fire Department Station 1   (31) Watson Volunteer Fire Station 2  

Canal


(1) Canal Number 16   (2) Canal Number 18   (3) Canal Number 19   (4) Canal Number 2   (5) Canal Number 43   (6) Canal Number 66   (7) Canal Number 67   (8) Canal Number 81   (9) Mills Bayou Ditch  

Cape


(1) Cat Island   (2) Caulk Point   (3) Island Number 73   (4) Jardis Point   (5) Montgomery Point   (6) Morgan Point   (7) Point Chicot   (8) Poverty Point   (9) Wells Point  

Cemetery


(1) Austin Cemetery   (2) Banks Cemetery   (3) Barnett Cemetery   (4) Bates Cemetery   (5) Beasley Cemetery   (6) Bogue Cemetery   (7) Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery   (8) Bowden Cemetery   (9) Bowie Cemetery   (10) Coose Cemetery   (11) Curtis Hall Cemetery   (12) Dabney Cemetery   (13) Dishongh Cemetery   (14) Duncan Cemetery   (15) Gardener Cemetery   (16) Gentry Cemetery   (17) Gum Grove Cemetery   (18) Henrico Cemetery   (19) Holly Grove Cemetery   (20) Irby Cemetery   (21) Jerusalem Cemetery   (22) Jones Cemetery   (23) Kelso Cemetery   (24) Leach Cemetery   (25) Loggy Bayou Cemetery   (26) Luke Cemetery   (27) Mcarthur Cemetery   (28) Mccool Cemetery   (29) Memorial Cemetery   (30) Menard Cemetery   (31) Morgan Cemetery   (32) Mound Cemetery   (33) Mount Olive Cemetery   (34) New Hope Cemetery   (35) Old Grange Cemetery   (36) Palestine Cemetery   (37) Piney Cemetery   (38) Pleasant Green Cemetery   (39) Porter Cemetery   (40) Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery   (41) Rolling Water Cemetery   (42) Saint Paul Cemetery   (43) Seven Star Cemetery   (44) Sixteen Section Cemetery   (45) Solomon Allen Cemetery   (46) Thompsons Cemetery   (47) Tillar Cemetery   (48) Turner Cemetery Historical   (49) Walnut Lake Cemetery   (50) Warrington Cemetery   (51) White Parker Cemetery  

Channel


(1) Como Reach   (2) Montgomery Cutoff   (3) Napoleon Cutoff   (4) Saw Mill Bend Cutoff   (5) Whiskey Chute  

Church


(1) Almetta Church   (2) Amos Bayou Church   (3) Antioch Church   (4) Arkansas City Baptist Church   (5) Bailey Chapel Baptist Church   (6) Bethel Church   (7) Bethlehem Church   (8) Bogue Church   (9) Bogue Pilgrim Church   (10) Bold Pilgrim Baptist Church   (11) Bowie Church   (12) Calvary Missionary Baptist Church   (13) Chickasaw Baptist Church   (14) Church Of God   (15) Claiborne Chapel   (16) Cominto Baptist Church   (17) Daniel Chapel Baptist Church   (18) Dumas Church Of Christ   (19) First Assembly Of God Church   (20) First Baptist Church   (21) First Baptist Church Of Dumas   (22) First Delta Church   (23) First United Methodist Church   (24) Gethsemane Church   (25) Havis Chapel   (26) Holly Grove Church   (27) Holy Child Catholic Church   (28) Isaac Chapel Baptist Church   (29) Jerusalem Baptist Church   (30) Jerusalem Church   (31) Lightwood Church   (32) Little Zion Church   (33) Loggy Bayou Baptist Church   (34) Macedonia Church   (35) Mcarthurs Friends Church   (36) Midway Church   (37) Morning Star Church   (38) Mount Olive Church   (39) Mount Pleasant Church   (40) Mount Zion Church   (41) New Bethel Baptist Church   (42) New Canaan Church   (43) New Hope Church   (44) New Light Church   (45) New Salem Church   (46) Northside Baptist Church   (47) Oak Grove Church   (48) Oak Grove Methodist Episcopal Zion Church   (49) Oems Free Gift Church   (50) Orange Chapel   (51) Palestine Church   (52) Pleasant Green Church   (53) Pleasant Valley Church   (54) Providence Church   (55) Rankin Chapel Baptist Church   (56) Richland Baptist Church   (57) Saint Andrew Church   (58) Saint James Church   (59) Saint John Church   (60) Saint Lake Church   (61) Saint Marys Church   (62) Saint Stevens Church   (63) Seven Star Church   (64) Sims Chapel   (65) Sixteenth Section Missionary Baptist Church   (66) Snow Lake Baptist Church   (67) Sweet Home Baptist Church   (68) Tillar Baptist Church   (69) Tillar United Methodist Church   (70) True Vine Church   (71) Union Chapel   (72) United Pentecostal Church   (73) Watson Chapel   (74) West Dumas Church Of God In Christ   (75) Williamson Chapel   (76) Zion Chapel  

Civil


(1) City Of Arkansas City   (2) City Of Dumas   (3) City Of Mcgehee   (4) City Of Mitchellville   (5) City Of Tillar   (6) City Of Watson   (7) Desha County   (8) Town Of Reed   (9) Township Of Bowie   (10) Township Of Clayton   (11) Township Of Franklin   (12) Township Of Halley   (13) Township Of Jefferson   (14) Township Of Mississippi   (15) Township Of Prairie Historical   (16) Township Of Railroad Historical   (17) Township Of Randolph   (18) Township Of Red Fork   (19) Township Of Richland   (20) Township Of Silver Lake  

Crossing


(1) Ross Ferry Historical  

Dam


(1) Dam Number 2   (2) Frenchie Lake Dam   (3) Paradise Lake Dam   (4) Seven Devils Swamp Dam   (5) Walnut Lake Dam  

Flat


(1) Big Island   (2) Brushy Lakebed   (3) Snow Lakebed   (4) Tarblue Lakebed  

Gut


(1) Big Slough   (2) Boggy Bayou   (3) Carter Bayou   (4) Carter Slough   (5) Cessions Towhead Chute   (6) Chicot Bayou   (7) Chute Of Island 69   (8) Clay Bayou   (9) Coon Bayou   (10) Crazy Bayou   (11) Cypress Bayou   (12) Dry Bayou   (13) Dry Slough   (14) Eugene Bayou   (15) Gibson Brake   (16) Hobson Chute   (17) Hogpen Slough   (18) Horsehead Slough   (19) Johns Bayou   (20) Knowlton Bayou   (21) Little Bayou Macon   (22) Little Boggy Bayou   (23) Little Wagon Bayou   (24) Middle Coon Bayou   (25) Mills Bayou   (26) Mills Slough   (27) Mud Slough   (28) Outer Chute   (29) Prices Bayou   (30) Red Slough   (31) Sanders Lake Bayou   (32) Sandy Bayou   (33) Sixmile Bayou   (34) Wells Bayou   (35) Zellner Brake  

Hospital


(1) Delta Memorial Hospital   (2) Mcgehee - Desha County Hospital  

Island


(1) Archer Island   (2) Beulah Island Number 74   (3) Caulk Island   (4) Choctaw Bar Island   (5) Choctaw Island Number 78   (6) Chute Of Island Number 73   (7) Georgetown Towhead   (8) Goat Island   (9) Island Number 69   (10) Island Number 71   (11) Island Number 81   (12) Island Number 82   (13) Montgomery Island   (14) Montgomery Towhead   (15) Mud Island  

Lake


(1) Alligator Lake   (2) Austin Brake   (3) Bar Lake   (4) Bear Lake   (5) Bear Lake Historical   (6) Bear Pond   (7) Belcoe Lake   (8) Big Lake   (9) Big Round Lake   (10) Billy Moore Lake   (11) Blue Hole   (12) Bobs Blue Hole   (13) Bobtail Lake   (14) Callie Lake   (15) Clear Lake   (16) Cocklebur Lake   (17) Deep Lake   (18) Double Cabin Lake   (19) Eagles Nest Lake   (20) Echubby Lake   (21) Elbow Lakes   (22) Eunice Chute   (23) Fishing Bayou Waterhole   (24) Graddy Blue Hole   (25) Grindle Hole   (26) Half Moon Lake   (27) Hog Pen Hole   (28) Hole In The Wall Lake   (29) Jefferson Lake   (30) John Smith Lake   (31) Kate Adams Lake   (32) Lake Beulah   (33) Lake Boggy Bayou   (34) Lake Cheatham   (35) Lake Defiance   (36) Lake Dumond   (37) Lake Isaacs   (38) Lake Lenox   (39) Lake Paradise   (40) Lake Whittington   (41) Little Clear Lake   (42) Little Jefferson Lake   (43) Long Lake   (44) Lower Swan Lake   (45) Minnie Anderson Old River   (46) Mixture Lake   (47) Moody Old River   (48) Moon Lake   (49) Mound Lake   (50) Mud Lake   (51) Old Old River   (52) Old River Lake   (53) Owens Lake   (54) Oxbow Lake   (55) Ozark Lake   (56) Paradise Bayou   (57) Pelican Lake   (58) Pothole Lake   (59) Prairie Lakes   (60) Prices Lake   (61) Red Fork Lake   (62) Rosemary Lake Historical   (63) Silver Lake   (64) Smith Lake   (65) Snow Lake Historical   (66) Swan Lake   (67) Tarblue Lake Historical   (68) Timber Lake   (69) Upper Old River Lake   (70) Walnut Lake   (71) Webfoot Lake   (72) Whitehill Lake  

Levee


(1) Arkansas City Yellow Bend Revetment   (2) Below Knowlton Dikes   (3) Big Island Revetment   (4) Cypress Bend Revetment   (5) Henrico Dikes   (6) Henrico Revetment   (7) Laconia Circle Levee   (8) Montgomery Towhead Dikes   (9) Pair O Dice Revetment   (10) Scrubgrass Bend Revetment   (11) White River Landing Dikes  

Locale


(1) Brookhaven Shopping Center   (2) Carter Shopping Center   (3) Caulk Landing Historical   (4) Chicot Landing Historical   (5) Cooks Ramp   (6) Delta Country Club   (7) Desoto Landing   (8) Dewey Landing   (9) Eunice Landing   (10) Gaines Landing   (11) Holly Ridge Landing   (12) Hopedale Landing   (13) Laconia Landing   (14) Mccloud Landing   (15) Napoleon Landing   (16) O Neal Landing   (17) Ozark Landing   (18) Pendleton Ferry   (19) Point Comfort Landing   (20) Rohwer War Relocation Center Historical   (21) Rose Landing   (22) Rosemary Landing Historical   (23) Scrubgrass Campground   (24) White River Landing  

Park


(1) Memorial Park   (2) Menard-hodges Site   (3) Morgan Point Recreation Area   (4) Notrebes Bend Recreation Area   (5) Pendleton Recreation Area   (6) Stephens Park   (7) Wiley A Mcgehee Park  

Populated Place


(1) Arkansas City   (2) Back Gate   (3) Benzal   (4) Beulah Island Landing   (5) Bogota Historical   (6) Cominto   (7) Deerfield   (8) Dewey   (9) Duce   (10) Dumas   (11) Elmwood   (12) Halley   (13) Henrico Historical   (14) Jersey Point   (15) Kelso   (16) Knowlton   (17) Kurdo Historical   (18) Laconia   (19) Lacy Historical   (20) Littles Historical   (21) Lorays   (22) Lucca Landing   (23) Masonville   (24) Mcarthur   (25) Mcgehee   (26) Medford Historical   (27) Medina   (28) Mills   (29) Mitchellville   (30) Mozart   (31) Oaklawn   (32) Old Piney Historical   (33) Omega   (34) Osotouy Historical   (35) Pea Ridge   (36) Pendleton   (37) Pickens   (38) Point Comfort   (39) Red Fork   (40) Reed   (41) Reedville   (42) Rohwer   (43) Selma   (44) Sixteenth Section   (45) Snow Lake   (46) Stimson   (47) Tillar   (48) Trippe Junction   (49) Wargo Landing   (50) Watson   (51) White River   (52) Yancopin   (53) Zellner Historical  

Post Office


(1) Dumas Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Frenchie Lake   (2) Lake Paradise   (3) Pool Two   (4) Seven Devils Lake   (5) Seven Devils Swamp  

School


(1) Arkansas City Elementary School   (2) Arkansas City High School   (3) B C Prewitt Elementary School   (4) Bailey School   (5) Bogue Pilgrim School   (6) Central Elementary School   (7) Delta Elementary School   (8) Delta High School   (9) Desha Central High School   (10) Dumas High School   (11) Dumas Junior High School   (12) Great Rivers Voc-tech School   (13) Loggy Bayou School Historical   (14) Mcgehee Elementary School   (15) Mcgehee High School   (16) Mcgehee Primary School   (17) New Cane School Historical   (18) New Hope School   (19) Reed Elementary School   (20) Reedville School Historical   (21) Selma Junior High School   (22) Selma School Historical   (23) Wolff Project School  

Stream


(1) Ables Creek   (2) Arkansas River   (3) Atkins Slough   (4) Bolivar Chute   (5) Casper Branch   (6) Chinquapin Creek   (7) Cypress Creek   (8) Dayton Bayou   (9) Deep Bayou   (10) Dixon Bayou   (11) Fourmile Creek   (12) Little Cutoff Creek   (13) Little Cypress Bayou   (14) Mayhorn Bayou   (15) Mills Creek   (16) Mixture Bayou   (17) Oak Log Bayou   (18) Oakwood Bayou   (19) Old White River   (20) Opossum Fork   (21) Ozark Chute   (22) Piney Creek   (23) Pres Allen Branch   (24) Red Fork Bayou   (25) Rube Bayou   (26) Sandy Creek   (27) Sixmile Bayou   (28) Sutton Bayou   (29) Troublesome Branch   (30) White River   (31) Whittaker Branch   (32) Willow Slough  

Swamp


(1) Black Lake   (2) Brush Top Lake   (3) Brushy Lake   (4) Coono Brake   (5) Cottonwoods Slough   (6) Curry Brake   (7) Cypress Brake   (8) Dads Lake   (9) Davis Lake   (10) Dead Lake   (11) Fishing Bayou   (12) Garland Lake   (13) Jerden Brake   (14) Jimmie Lake   (15) La Grues Lake   (16) Loggy Bayou   (17) Long Lake   (18) Northern Brake   (19) Open Lake   (20) Paw Paw Brake   (21) Piling Brake   (22) Poff Brake   (23) River Lake   (24) Round Pond   (25) Sanders Lake   (26) Section Brake   (27) Skinner Lake   (28) Swan Deer Brake   (29) Swan Deer Lake   (30) Tillar Brake   (31) Willow Lake   (32) Yancopin Lake  

Tower


(1) Kdda-am Dumas   (2) Kvsa-am Mcgehee   (3) Kxfe-fm Dumas  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Desha County, Arkansas

71639 (pop. 7,561) 71654 (pop. 5,231) 71670 (pop. 1,626)
71674 (pop. 961) 71630 (pop. 667) 72379 (pop. 85)
71666 (pop. 77)    


Counties Nearby Desha County, Arkansas

Lincoln County, AR  (pop. 13,753) 24.4 Miles
Drew County, AR  (pop. 18,699) 25.7 Miles
Chicot County, AR  (pop. 12,279) 33.3 Miles
Arkansas County, AR  (pop. 19,385) 39.7 Miles
Jefferson County, AR  (pop. 74,611) 48.1 Miles
Ashley County, AR  (pop. 21,491) 48.7 Miles
Bradley County, AR  (pop. 11,967) 49.1 Miles



Area Code(s) in Desha County, Arkansas

870



Elevation in Desha County, Arkansas is 144.0 ft. (44.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Desha County, Arkansas

Lat: 33.789358 N        Long: -91.350302 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Desha County, Arkansas need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Arkansas

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.07 6.95 5.10 7.08 0.00 6.70
  Total Electric Industry 8.07 6.95 5.10 7.08 0.00 6.70
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.10 6.95 5.05 6.83 0.00 6.69
  Total Electric Industry 8.10 6.95 5.05 6.83 0.00 6.69
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.11 5.02 6.77 0.00 6.71
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.11 5.02 6.77 0.00 6.71
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.27 7.04 4.85 6.93 0.00 6.62
  Total Electric Industry 8.27 7.04 4.85 6.93 0.00 6.62
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.07 6.88 4.60 6.46 0.00 6.35
  Total Electric Industry 8.07 6.88 4.60 6.46 0.00 6.35
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.98 6.83 4.51 6.65 0.00 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.98 6.83 4.51 6.65 0.00 6.27
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.77 6.74 4.47 6.58 0.00 6.15
  Total Electric Industry 7.77 6.74 4.47 6.58 0.00 6.15
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.80 6.78 4.45 6.61 0.00 6.15
  Total Electric Industry 7.80 6.78 4.45 6.61 0.00 6.15
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.51 5.90 4.16 5.98 0.00 5.78
  Total Electric Industry 7.51 5.90 4.16 5.98 0.00 5.78
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.43 5.82 4.12 6.26 0.00 5.68
  Total Electric Industry 7.43 5.82 4.12 6.26 0.00 5.68
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.93 4.20 6.39 0.00 5.77
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.93 4.20 6.39 0.00 5.77
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.72 6.19 4.43 6.91 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.72 6.19 4.43 6.91 0.00 6.05
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.25 5.68 4.01 6.52 0.00 5.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.25 5.68 4.01 6.52 0.00 5.61
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.54 4.04 0.00 0.00 5.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.54 4.04 0.00 0.00 5.57
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 5.64 4.16 0.00 0.00 5.67
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 5.64 4.16 0.00 0.00 5.67
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.00 6.18 4.74 0.00 0.00 6.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.00 6.18 4.74 0.00 0.00 6.30
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.85 6.96 5.24 0.00 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 8.85 6.96 5.24 0.00 0.00 6.99

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Desha County, Arkansas

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 119   (2.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 163   (3.1%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 188   (3.6%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 727   (14.0%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 827   (15.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 805   (15.5%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 964   (18.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 462   (8.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 70   (1.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 144   (2.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 99   (1.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 43   (0.8%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 315   (6.1%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 275   (5.3%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 3,928

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 436

In 3-person carpool : 136

In 4-person carpool : 20

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 3

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 36

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 6

Bicycle : 29

Walked : 154

Other means : 344

Worked at home : 242


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Less than 5 minutes : 569

5 to 9 minutes : 1,047

10 to 14 minutes : 959

15 to 19 minutes : 618

20 to 24 minutes : 671

25 to 29 minutes : 164

30 to 34 minutes : 462

35 to 39 minutes : 110

40 to 44 minutes : 22

45 to 59 minutes : 144

60 to 89 minutes : 163

90 or more minutes : 163


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Desha County, Arkansas)

With Social Security income : 2,012

No Social Security income : 3,757


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Desha County, Arkansas)

With retirement income : 677

No retirement income : 5,092


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Less than $10,000 : 507

$10,000 to $14,999 : 385

$15,000 to $19,999 : 289

$20,000 to $24,999 : 432

$25,000 to $29,999 : 294

$30,000 to $34,999 : 244

$35,000 to $39,999 : 156

$40,000 to $44,999 : 133

$45,000 to $49,999 : 211

$50,000 to $59,999 : 245

$60,000 to $74,999 : 357

$75,000 to $99,999 : 334

$100,000 to $124,999 : 258

$125,000 to $149,999 : 60

$150,000 to $199,999 : 89

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $32,080


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Desha County, Arkansas

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 679  (23.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 337  (11.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 324  (11.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 282  (9.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 486  (16.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 666  (26.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 613  (24.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 780  (30.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 4  (0.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 11  (0.4%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Desha County, Arkansas

Employed: 5,610
Unemployed: 590



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Desha County, Arkansas

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 25.9%
  • Other: 74.1%



Water Usage In Desha County, Arkansas

Ground Water

 
Fresh 328.85 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 328.85 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 85.66 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 85.66 Mgal/d





There are 440 Farms In Desha County, Arkansas


(updated 2008)



Banks In Desha County, Arkansas

Mcgehee Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $592.4k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 5

The First National Bank Of Mcgehee - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $104.4k
    Industry Specialization: Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

Merchants And Farmers Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $218.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Bank Of Star City - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $94.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 5

Simmons First Bank Of South Arkansas - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $188.7k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 5

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Desha County, Arkansas

  • Greenville Municipal


    (about 29.8 miles in Metcalfe, Mississippi; Airport Code: GLH)

  • Greenville Mid Delta


    (about 29.8 miles in Metcalfe, Mississippi; Airport Code: GLH)

  • Mid Delta Regional


    (about 29.8 miles in Metcalfe, Mississippi; Airport Code: GLH)

  • Grider Field


    (about 42.9 miles in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Airport Code: PBF)

  • Stuttgart Municipal


    (about 57.5 miles in Ulm, Arkansas; Airport Code: SGT)

  • Fletcher Field


    (about 59.5 miles in Lyon, Mississippi; Airport Code: CKM)

  • Byerley


    (about 67.2 miles in Lake Providence, Louisiana; Airport Code: FVI)

  • Greenwood/Leflore


    (about 75.4 miles in Greenwood, Mississippi; Airport Code: GWO)

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton Nat Adams Field


    (about 81.9 miles in College Station, Arkansas; Airport Code: LIT)

  • Harrell Field


    (about 82.1 miles in Camden, Arkansas; Airport Code: CDH)

  • Adams Field


    (about 82.2 miles in Little Rock, Arkansas; Airport Code: LIT)

  • Tunica Municipal


    (about 84.2 miles in Tunica, Mississippi; Airport Code: UTM)

  • North Little Rock Municipal


    (about 88.7 miles in North Little Rock, Arkansas; Airport Code: JZV)

  • Grenada Municipal


    (about 89.1 miles in Grenada, Mississippi; Airport Code: MS1)

  • Little Rock AFB


    (about 90.1 miles in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas; Airport Code: LRF)

  • South Arkansas Regional at Goodwin Field


    (about 93.0 miles in Smackover, Arkansas; Airport Code: ELD)

  • Goodwin Field


    (about 93.1 miles in Smackover, Arkansas; Airport Code: ELD)

  • El Dorado Airport


    (about 93.1 miles in Smackover, Arkansas; Airport Code: ELD)

  • Delhi Municipal


    (about 95.6 miles in Delhi, Louisiana; Airport Code: DQO)

  • Monroe Regional


    (about 96.9 miles in Monroe, Louisiana; Airport Code: MLU)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Desha County, Arkansas

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

75.56%

Carpooled

18.54%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.09%

Walked

1.87%

Other Means

1.33%

Worked At Home

2.60%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Desha County, Arkansas, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,533

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 212

Female householder, no husband present : 1,262

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,667

Householder not living alone : 95


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 14

Female householder and female partner : 2

Female householder and male partner : 168

All other households : 5,585


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,864

Renter-occupied housing units : 669

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 146

Renter-occupied housing units : 66

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 472

Renter-occupied housing units : 790

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 877

Renter-occupied housing units : 885


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Less than $10,000 : 1,054

$10,000 to $14,999 : 592

$15,000 to $19,999 : 522

$20,000 to $24,999 : 569

$25,000 to $29,999 : 348

$30,000 to $34,999 : 441

$35,000 to $39,999 : 265

$40,000 to $44,999 : 216

$45,000 to $49,999 : 264

$50,000 to $59,999 : 334

$60,000 to $74,999 : 369

$75,000 to $99,999 : 368

$100,000 to $124,999 : 265

$125,000 to $149,999 : 60

$150,000 to $199,999 : 89

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Total : 6,907


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Occupied : 5,769

Vacant : 1,138


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Built 2005 or later : 32

Built 2000 to 2004 : 128

Built 1990 to 1999 : 885

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,034

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,868

Built 1960 to 1969 : 1,237

Built 1950 to 1959 : 616

Built 1940 to 1949 : 383

Built 1939 or earlier : 724


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Utility gas : 1,989

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,021

Electricity : 2,604

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 100

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 55

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Less than $10,000 : 298

$10,000 to $14,999 : 82

$15,000 to $19,999 : 193

$20,000 to $24,999 : 182

$25,000 to $29,999 : 136

$30,000 to $34,999 : 150

$35,000 to $39,999 : 162

$40,000 to $49,999 : 380

$50,000 to $59,999 : 340

$60,000 to $69,999 : 435

$70,000 to $79,999 : 243

$80,000 to $89,999 : 165

$90,000 to $99,999 : 132

$100,000 to $124,999 : 201

$125,000 to $149,999 : 98

$150,000 to $174,999 : 27

$175,000 to $199,999 : 38

$200,000 to $249,999 : 33

$250,000 to $299,999 : 19

$300,000 to $399,999 : 14

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 31

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 38

Home equity loan only : 18

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,490

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,813


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Desha County, Arkansas)

Built 2005 or later : $97,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $28,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $36,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $56,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $59,500

Built 1960 to 1969 : $55,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $54,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $45,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $33,100


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Desha County, Arkansas: 67.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Arkansas: 67.6%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Desha County, Arkansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 18 18 $1,193,488
  Two Family 2 4 $192,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

20 22 $1,385,488
2000        
  Single Family 15 15 $1,167,220
  Two Family 6 12 $438,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $73,500
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

22 31 $1,678,720
2001        
  Single Family 9 9 $624,300
  Two Family 1 2 $73,000
  Three and Four Family 4 13 $447,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

14 24 $1,144,300
2002        
  Single Family 3 3 $394,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $100,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 9 $494,000
2003        
  Single Family 25 25 $1,960,130
  Two Family 1 2 $88,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

26 27 $2,048,130
2004        
  Single Family 6 6 $434,320
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $434,320
2005        
  Single Family 3 3 $355,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $355,000
2006        
  Single Family 1 1 $50,000
  Two Family 1 2 $100,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 3 $150,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Desha County, AR): $24,121
Median Household Income In 2000 (Arkansas): $32,182


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Desha County): $42,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Arkansas): $67,400


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Desha County, Arkansas

Utility Gas: 47.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 17.2%
Electricity: 33.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Desha County, Arkansas

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Desha County): $354
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Arkansas): $453
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Desha County): $482


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Desha County, Arkansas are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Desha County, Arkansas

Southeast Arkansas Hha


     Address: 900 South Third Street, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 6/15/1977

Delta Memorial Hospital Hha


     Address: 803 Highway 65 South, Dumas, Arkansas 71639
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 4/8/1991

Desha County Health Unit


     Address: 751 Highway 65 South, Dumas, Arkansas 71639
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 6/12/1987

Lincoln County Health Unit


     Address: 101 West Wiley Street, Star City, Arkansas 71667
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Aaa Southeast Ar Lincoln Co


     Address: 700 South Lincoln, Star City, Arkansas 71667
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 2/11/1982

Hospitals Close To Desha County, Arkansas

Mcgehee Desha County Hospital


     Address: 900 South Third Street, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Delta Memorial Hospital


     Address: 300 East Pickens, Dumas, Arkansas 71639
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Drew Memorial Hospital


     Address: 778 Scogin Drive, Monticello, Arkansas 71655
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Bolivar Medical Center


     Address: Hwy 8 E, Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Chicot Memorial Hospital


     Address: 2729 Highway 65 & 82 South, Lake Village, Arkansas 71653
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Nursing Homes Close To Desha County, Arkansas

Golden Livingcenter - Mcgehee


     Address: 700 Mark Drive, Mcgehee, Arkansas 71654
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 47
     Percent Occupied: 39%

Murphy Health And Rehabilitation Center Of Dumas


     Address: 960 East Bowles, Dumas, Arkansas 71639
     Ownership: For Profit - Partnership
     Number of Residents: 53
     Percent Occupied: 66%

Star City Nursing Center, Pllc


     Address: 505 East Victory, Star City, Arkansas 71667
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 48
     Percent Occupied: 55%

Gardner Nursing Center


     Address: 702 No Drew St, Star City, Arkansas 71667
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 85
     Percent Occupied: 81%

Golden Livingcenter - Monticello


     Address: 1194 N Chester St, Monticello, Arkansas 71655
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 83
     Percent Occupied: 68%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Desha County, Arkansas

Name: Grand Gulf
Address: PO Box 756; Port Gibson, MS 39150
Distance: 131 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Desha County, Arkansas

    Retired Workers: 2,170
    Disabled Workers: 780
    Widowers Workers: 505
    Spouses Workers: 195
    Children Workers: 475


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Desha County, Arkansas


Charges


Hospital Public: $6,399,000
Solid Waste Management: $35,000
All Other: $188,000


State Intergovernmental


General Support: $341,000
Highways: $733,000
All Other: $235,000


Current Operations


Financial Administration: $321,000
Judicial And Legal Services: $210,000
Central Staff Services: $551,000
General Public Buildings: $276,000
Health Services - Other: $58,000
Own Hospitals: $5,732,000
Regular Highways: $1,115,000
Libraries: $172,000
Police Protection: $791,000
Welfare - Other: $17,000
Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000


General


Interest On Debt: $13,000


Intergovernmental To Local Nec


General: $1,135,000


Tax


Property: $1,106,000
Total General Sales: $2,468,000


Miscellaneous


Interest Earnings: $80,000
Fines & Forfeits: $166,000
General Revenue, Nec: $177,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $4,760,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $4,934,000
Ong Term Debt Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,000
Ong Term Debt Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpo: $165,000


Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding


Unspecified Public Purpose: $563,000


(updated 2006)



Desha County, Arkansas Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 61.35%
  • Bush & Cheney 37.21%
  • Other 1.44%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Desha County, Arkansas citizens.

Relocation to Desha County, AR

5.93 % of Desha County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $21,630

Arkansas Average 7.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Desha County, AR (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Drew County , AR 0.56 % ($31,308 AGI )
  • Lincoln County , AR 0.56 % ($16,885 AGI )
  • Pulaski County , AR 0.56 % ($18,346 AGI )
  • Chicot County , AR 0.52 % ($28,292 AGI )
  • Jefferson County , AR 0.39 % ($19,944 AGI )
  • Orleans Parish , LA 0.30 % ($16,643 AGI )

Relocation away from Desha County, AR

7.21 % of Desha County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $25,831

Arkansas Average 7.29 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Desha County, AR (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Drew County , AR 0.98 % ($27,739 AGI )
  • Pulaski County , AR 0.94 % ($25,886 AGI )
  • Jefferson County , AR 0.75 % ($19,114 AGI )
  • Lincoln County , AR 0.45 % ($27,524 AGI )
  • Chicot County , AR 0.41 % ($16,737 AGI )
  • Faulkner County , AR 0.30 % ($46,500 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Arkansas

Low Bracket: $3,699 (1.00%)
High Bracket: $31,000 (7.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Arkansas

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Desha County, Arkansas is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Desha County, Arkansas


On 04/24/1973, a tornado touched down 2.98 miles from the center of Desha County, Arkansas. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 10/28/1955, a tornado touched down 4.67 miles from the center of Desha County, Arkansas. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 03/27/1972, a tornado touched down 4.87 miles from the center of Desha County, Arkansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 12/18/2002, a tornado touched down 5.69 miles from the center of Desha County, Arkansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/20/1958, a tornado touched down 7 miles from the center of Desha County, Arkansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from less than $50.



Storms In Desha County, Arkansas

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
07/09/2007, 07:00 am 0 0 $15K $150K
01/27/1994, 04:00 pm 0 0 $5M --
         
Lightning        
12/13/1901, 08:45 pm 0 0 $50K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
11/05/1994, 06:35 am 0 0 $50K --
06/07/1994, 10:00 pm 0 0 $50K --
08/05/1993, 05:30 pm 0 0 $5K --
08/05/1993, 05:15 pm 0 0 $50K --
08/02/1993, 01:10 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/02/1993, 12:35 pm 0 0 $50K --
04/13/1991, 06:25 pm 0 1 -- --
         



Tornados In Desha County, Arkansas

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2007-10-17 5 440 1 0 1 $200K --
  2005-09-24 7 40 1 0 0 -- --
  2002-12-18 -- 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  2002-12-18 9 50 1 0 0 -- --
  2001-02-24 6 100 2 0 2 $50K --
  2001-02-24 3 200 2 0 0 -- --
  1991-07-13 -- 23 -- 0 0 -- --
  1981-05-16 7 33 2 0 5 $250K --
  1979-12-23 2 50 1 0 0 $250K --
  1978-12-03 7 33 2 0 0 $250K --
  1973-04-24 -- 33 1 0 2 $25K --
  1972-03-01 1 300 2 0 0 $250K --
  1958-04-20 -- 33 1 0 0 -- --
  1956-05-24 -- 33 1 0 0 $3K --



Hurricanes And Storms In Desha County, Arkansas

  • Tropical Depression: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 30 Knots



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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Desha County, Arkansas directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Arkansas

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
5,864 6,426 7,612 8,099 9,219 10,151 8,996 11,474 12,919 13,813


(updated 2014)



Jails in Desha County, Arkansas


  • Dumas City Jail


    149 East Waterman, Dumas, AR 71639
    Capacity: 78
    Confined: 31
    Avg. Population: 27
    Year Built: 2000


(updated 2006)



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