Desha County, Arkansas Population 2018

Desha County, Arkansas's estimated population is 11,764 with a growth rate of -3.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Desha County, Arkansas is the 58th largest county in Arkansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201711,764-470-3.84%
201612,2343142.63%
201611,920-109-0.91%
201512,029-239-1.95%
201412,268-221-1.77%
201312,489-96-0.76%
201212,585-142-1.12%
201112,727-225-1.74%
201012,952-3,846-22.90%
199016,798-2,962-14.99%
198019,7609995.32%
197018,761-2,009-9.67%
196020,770-4,385-17.43%
195025,155-2,005-7.38%
194027,1605,34624.51%
193021,8141,5177.47%
192020,2975,02332.89%
191015,2743,76332.69%
190011,5111,18711.50%
189010,3241,35115.06%
18808,9732,84846.50%
18706,125-334-5.17%
18606,4593,548121.88%
18502,9111,31382.17%
18401,5980.00%

Desha County, Arkansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,993
Black or African American5,837
Some Other Race238
Two or More Races128
American Indian and Alaska Native24
Asian14

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Desha County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Desha County, Arkansas Median Age

39.3


Total

39.3


Male

39.3


Female

Desha County, Arkansas Adults

There are 9,090 adults, (2,080 of which are seniors) in Desha County, Arkansas.

Desha County, Arkansas Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Desha County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female

6,626

54.16%

Male

5,608

45.84%

Desha County, Arkansas Households and Families

Desha County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Desha County, Arkansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All56%44%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male45.2%54.8%
Female30.3%69.7%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Desha County, Arkansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,2242.3256
Married1,9872.9878.8
Non Family1,9271.1248.2
Female1,0823.1830.3
Male2282.6745.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Desha County, Arkansas Households

Desha County, Arkansas Education

Desha County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6057.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,30716.32%
High School Graduate3,17939.69%
Some College1,53719.19%
Associates Degree3264.07%
Bachelors Degree7269.06%
Graduate Degree3304.12%

Desha County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0783,361657
Black3,5172,553352
Hispanic32911331
Other Race1547831
Multiple Races776110
Native American24143
Asian333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Desha County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,484$28,088$19,313
Less Than High School$20,478$21,144$16,165
High School Grad$22,297$27,564$17,645
Some College$20,573$29,375$17,661
Bachelors Degree$38,750$56,042$36,400
Graduate Degree$51,810$81,161$51,050

$24,484

Average Earnings

$28,088

Average Male

$19,313

Average Female

Desha County, Arkansas Language

Desha County, Arkansas Language by Age

Desha County, Arkansas Language

95.12% of Desha County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.45% of the population.

Desha County, Arkansas Poverty

Desha County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,8332,82048.35%
White5,45154510.00%
Hispanic64244268.85%
Other2388334.87%
Multiple1286349.22%

31.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.84%

Male Poverty Rate

35.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Desha County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Desha County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 68.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Desha County, Arkansas is White, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.74%.

Desha County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.55%
Some College26.85%
High School25.02%
Bachelors or Greater9.19%

Desha County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.76%
Male Unemployed45.68%
Female Employed17.88%
Male Employed10.03%

Desha County, Arkansas Income

Desha County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,519$39,918
Families$37,250$45,835
Married Families$54,881$
Non Families$17,459$29,421

Desha County, Arkansas Marital Status

Desha County, Arkansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Desha County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

Desha County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Desha County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Desha County, Arkansas Veterans

Desha County, Arkansas Veterans by War

583

Number of Veterans

556

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam235
World War II102
Second Gulf War70
First Gulf War58
Korea31

Desha County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64183
75+161
65 to 74132
35 to 5484
18 to 3423

Desha County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3637.75%
Black2085.03%
2 or More1215.58%
Hispanic71.79%

Desha County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

16.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Desha County, Arkansas Employment Status

Desha County, Arkansas Employment by Age

53%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

Desha County, Arkansas Employment by Race

Desha County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Desha County, Arkansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Dumas47064289-417-8.86%
McGehee42113888-323-7.67%
Mitchellville360330-30-8.33%
Arkansas City366323-43-11.75%
Tillar 225221-4-1.78%
Watson211192-19-9.00%
Reed172156-16-9.30%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990