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Desha County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2016: 12,315 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 15,341 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,504
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,667
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,760
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,150 (it was 2,162 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 765 sq. mi.

Water area: 54.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Desha County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Desha County, Arkansas:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (47.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (45.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,654  (45.9%)
Females: 6,661  (54.1%)
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Desha County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Desha County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,770 ($24,121 in 1999)

This county:

$27,770
Arkansas:

$44,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$344
State:

$535


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $63,209 (it was $42,400 in 2000)
Desha:

$63,209
Arkansas:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,751 - $93,841
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $783
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 56

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 14
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $33,000
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $504 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $398 (0.7%)

Desha County household income distribution in 2009 Desha County home values distribution Desha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.3%
Desha County:

29.3%
Arkansas:

17.2%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 59.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for other race residents, 46.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.6 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 39.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 37.2 years old, American Indian residents: 46.6 years old, Asian residents: 13.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 33.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Desha County is $345 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dumas, McGehee, Arkansas City, Mitchellville, Watson, Reed.

Desha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Chaves County, New Mexico , Chattooga County, Georgia , Fayette County, Alabama , Newberry County, South Carolina , Oconee County, Georgia , Wilbarger County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 457
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 325 (21.0% naturalized citizens)

Desha County:

2.6%
Whole state:

4.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 20
  • 2000 to 2009: 133
  • 1990 to 1999: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 61
  • 1970 to 1979: 33
  • Before 1970: 27
Note: State values scaled to Desha County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.4%

Desha County marital status for males Desha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,400
  • One, attached: 56
  • Two: 299
  • 3 or 4: 309
  • 5 to 9: 344
  • 10 to 19: 79
  • 20 or more: 27
  • Mobile homes: 828

Housing units in Desha County with a mortgage: 950 (12 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,963

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Desha County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,17332
Black Protestant1,38010
Mainline Protestant8567
Catholic822
Other341
None4,483-
Desha County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Desha County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Desha County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Desha County:

12.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Desha County:

33.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Desha County:

Average size of farms: 1078 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $271,326
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $284.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $236,903
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.02%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $238,790
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 67.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.95
Corn for grain: 1372 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 19208 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 74764 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 85818 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Desha County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Desha County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 109.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from Desha County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to March 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4270: May 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 4270, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1354: December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 08, 2001, Emergency Declared EM-3159: December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1011: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1011, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 12, 1991 to May 11, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-907: May 30, 1991, FEMA Id: 907, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 01, 1990 to June 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-865: May 15, 1990, FEMA Id: 865, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 13, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-673: December 13, 1982, FEMA Id: 673, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Desha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (88%)
  • India (5%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Other Southern Africa (2%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Desha County (%):

  • American (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Desha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,099 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 461 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 117 (2.4%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 98 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 57 (1.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Desha County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 128 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,261.

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.10% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($17,721 average AGI)
1.49% relocated from other states ($5,825 average AGI)
Desha County:

1.49%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Drew County, AR  0.68% ($21,552 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.65% ($25,607)
from Chicot County, AR  0.49% ($24,762)
from Jefferson County, AR  0.44% ($21,684)
from Lincoln County, AR  0.44% ($26,684)


7.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.42% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($23,733 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($7,871 average AGI)
Desha County:

1.85%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Drew County, AR  0.87% ($51,368 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.85% ($23,432)
to Jefferson County, AR  0.66% ($25,897)
to Lincoln County, AR  0.53% ($27,826)
to Chicot County, AR  0.43% ($28,158)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.43% ($20,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Desha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Desha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Desha County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Desha County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,542 (1,934 aged, 608 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 294 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Desha County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (644)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (170)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (117)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (98)
  • Congestive heart failure (64)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (53)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (52)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (44)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (42)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,315
  • In family households: 9,996 (1,531 male householders, 1,729 female householders)
    1,946 spouses, 3,486 children (3,321 natural, 63 adopted, 107 stepchildren), 593 grandchildren, 163 brothers or sisters, 69 parents, 304 other relatives, 191 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,228 (927 male householders (839 living alone)), 1,054 female householders (965 living alone)), 246 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 91

Size of family households: 1,457 2-persons, 858 3-persons, 614 4-persons, 226 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,805 1-person, 145 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 18 4-persons.

1,146 married couples with children.
1,235 single-parent households (38 men, 1,197 women).

95.0% of residents of Desha speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $157,960,000 ($10,771 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,532,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,354,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,095,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,154,000
Federal grants: $43,244,000
Federal procurement contracts: $14,726,000 ($14,194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,387,000 ($5,497,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $763,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,657,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,064,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,228
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 900
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,341
Here -93 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Desha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.88 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 19
  • 2010 to 2013: 35
  • 2000 to 2009: 479
  • 1990 to 1999: 799
  • 1980 to 1989: 934
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,615
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,003
  • 1950 to 1959: 607
  • 1940 to 1949: 273
  • 1939 or earlier: 487
Note: State values scaled to Desha population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Desha County population
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 88
  • 4 rooms: 275
  • 5 rooms: 811
  • 6 rooms: 765
  • 7 rooms: 489
  • 8 rooms: 151
  • 9+ rooms: 250
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 208
  • 4 rooms: 617
  • 5 rooms: 814
  • 6 rooms: 480
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Desha County population
  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 66
  • 2 bedrooms: 562
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 436
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 186
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,066
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,006
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Desha County population
  • no vehicle: 194
  • 1 vehicle: 827
  • 2 vehicles: 1,194
  • 3 vehicles: 520
  • 4 vehicles: 104
  • 5+ vehicles: 30
  • no vehicle: 555
  • 1 vehicle: 1,115
  • 2 vehicles: 540
  • 3 vehicles: 157
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Desha County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Arkansas.

Desha County:

88.2%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,431
  • Other state: 2,513
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 924
  • South: 1,235
  • West: 297

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Desha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.2%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (49.5%)
  • Utility gas (40.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

3.3%
Arkansas:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 123
Here:

11.4%
Arkansas:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

4.5%
Arkansas:

16.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Desha County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,732,000
    Regular Highways: $1,115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $551,000
    Financial Administration: $321,000
    General Public Buildings: $276,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $210,000
    Libraries: $172,000
    Health - Other: $58,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,135,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,934,000

Desha County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,399,000
    All Other: $188,000
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $177,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $166,000
    Interest Earnings: $80,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000
    General Local Government Support: $341,000
    All Other: $235,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,468,000
    Property: $1,106,000

Desha County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $563,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,000

Desha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,760,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 776
  • Number of aged recipients: 115
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 661
  • Number of recipients under 18: 137
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 407
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 232
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 343
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 308
Desha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Desha County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Desha County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18871.8 years
Mary14579.8 years
John13075.0 years
William12973.5 years
Willie11777.0 years
Robert8873.0 years
George6474.4 years
Annie6381.6 years
Charles4669.6 years
Henry4475.6 years
Most common last names in Desha County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12476.5 years
Williams11075.1 years
Jones8678.0 years
Johnson8276.1 years
Jackson6979.4 years
Brown6673.3 years
Harris4675.1 years
Davis3972.4 years
Mitchell3971.8 years
Martin3876.7 years
Businesses in Desha County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In2
Circle K1Subway2
Days Inn1True Value1
Econo Lodge1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block2Walmart1
McDonald's1