Desha, Arkansas Population 2024

555

Desha is a city located in Independence County and Izard County Arkansas. Desha has a 2024 population of 555. Desha is currently declining at a rate of -16.54% annually and its population has decreased by -50.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,130 in 2020.

The average household income in Desha is $64,571 with a poverty rate of 12.37%. The median age in Desha is 59 years: 56.3 years for males, and 60.3 years for females.

Desha Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Desha was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
244.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-50.88% (-575)
The current population of Desha, Arkansas is 555 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,130.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White775100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Desha Population by Race

Desha Population Pyramid 2024

Desha Median Age

59

Total

56.3

Male

60.3

Female

Desha Adults

There are 641 adults, (257 of whom are seniors) in Desha.

Desha Age Dependency

101.8

Age Dependency Ratio

66.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Desha Sex Ratio

Female38649.81%
Male38950.19%

Desha Population by Age

Desha Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3752.0787.712.3
Married1952.71000
Non Family1671.0580.219.8
Male135.540100
Female0000

2.64

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

87.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Desha Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade589.49%
Associates Degree437.04%
Bachelors Degree12019.64%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate22036.01%
Less Than 9th Grade538.67%
Some College11719.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Desha Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Desha Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White611500120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.64%.

Desha Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,882$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,338$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$55,582$0$0
Overall$33,882$42,083$0
Some College$0$0$0

$33,882

Average Earnings

$42,083

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Desha Earnings by Educational Attainment

Desha Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Desha Language

89.36% of Desha residents speak only English, while 10.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.64% of the population.

Desha Language

Desha Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7449212.37%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.47%

Male Poverty Rate

13.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Desha

The race most likely to be in poverty in Desha is White, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Desha is White, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.17%.

Desha Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.04%
High School19.55%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Desha Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed27.04%
Female Employed9.12%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Desha Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Desha Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$79,074$89,049
Households$73,477$64,571
Married Families$79,275$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,927$33,593

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Desha Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Desha Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Desha Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Desha Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Desha Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

31

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam16
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Desha Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7431
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Desha Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White314.84%

Desha Veterans by Race

Desha Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Desha Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Desha Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Desha Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Desha Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.16%

Born in Desha

89.55%

Native Born

10.45%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

10.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.55% of Desha residents were born in the United States, with 53.16% having been born in Arkansas. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Desha Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024555-110-16.54%
2023665-110-14.19%
2022775-110-12.43%
2021885-245-21.68%
20201,13000%

Desha Population by Year