McGehee, Arkansas Population 2024

3,454

McGehee is a city located in Desha County Arkansas. McGehee has a 2024 population of 3,454. McGehee is currently declining at a rate of -2.81% annually and its population has decreased by -10.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,847 in 2020.

The average household income in McGehee is $55,907 with a poverty rate of 33.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in McGehee is 36.4 years, 36.3 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

McGehee Demographics

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

  • White: 48.24%
  • Black or African American: 43.36%
  • Two or more races: 7.48%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
519.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.22% (-393)
The current population of McGehee, Arkansas is 3,454 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,847.

McGehee, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,83948.24%
Black or African American1,65343.36%
Two or more races2857.48%
Other race350.92%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

McGehee Population by Race

McGehee Population Pyramid 2024

McGehee Median Age

36.4

Total

36.3

Male

36.8

Female

McGehee Adults

There are 2,644 adults, (602 of whom are seniors) in McGehee.

McGehee Age Dependency

86.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.2

Child Dependency Ratio

McGehee Sex Ratio

Female1,82947.98%
Male1,98352.02%

McGehee Population by Age

McGehee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4422.655.544.5
Married4443.028218
Non Family4331.1244.855.2
Female2894.126.673.4
Male2762.760.139.9
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McGehee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

McGehee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McGehee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.53%.

McGehee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,594

Average Earnings

$42,296

Average Male

$27,457

Average Female

McGehee Earnings by Educational Attainment

McGehee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McGehee Language

96.37% of McGehee residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.86% of the population.

McGehee Language

McGehee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,64276946.83%
White1,74129717.06%
Multiple28516256.84%
Hispanic19913869.35%
Other35411.43%
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33.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.42%

Male Poverty Rate

45.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McGehee

The race most likely to be in poverty in McGehee is Hispanic, with 69.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McGehee is Other, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.79%.

McGehee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.13%
High School20.9%
Some College19.78%
Bachelors or Greater8.31%
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McGehee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed24.67%
Male Employed3.74%
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McGehee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McGehee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McGehee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

McGehee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McGehee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

McGehee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McGehee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

212

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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McGehee Veterans by War

count

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McGehee Veterans by Age

count

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McGehee Veterans by Race

McGehee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

McGehee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

McGehee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McGehee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McGehee 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

81.85%

Born in McGehee

99.61%

Native Born

0.39%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.61% of McGehee residents were born in the United States, with 81.85% having been born in Arkansas. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

McGehee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,954-100-3.27%
20283,054-100-3.17%
20273,154-100-3.07%
20263,254-100-2.98%
20253,354-100-2.9%
20243,454-100-2.81%
20233,554-100-2.74%
20223,654-100-2.66%
20213,754-93-2.42%
20203,8471514.09%
20193,696-43-1.15%
20183,739-87-2.27%
20173,826-52-1.34%
20163,878-40-1.02%
20153,918-82-2.05%
20144,000-28-0.7%
20134,028-39-0.96%
20124,067-49-1.19%
20114,116-75-1.79%
20104,191-379-8.29%
20004,570-427-8.55%
19904,997-674-11.89%
19805,67198821.1%
19704,6832355.28%
19604,44859415.41%
19503,8541915.21%
19403,6631755.02%
19303,488
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McGehee Population by Year