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Desha County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2019: 11,780 (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: 15 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Desha County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.7%), Manufacturing (13.7%), Retail trade (12.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Desha County, AR (2019)
    • 5,55246.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,29444.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7436.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1631.4%Two or more races
    • 520.4%Asian alone
    • 220.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 10.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Males: 5,572  (47.3%)
Females: 6,208  (52.7%)
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Average household size:
Desha County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,800 ($24,121 in 1999)
This county:

$32,800
Arkansas:

$48,952

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $347 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $425)
This county:

$347
State:

$576


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $74,921 (it was $42,400 in 2000)
Desha:

$74,921
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,779 - $119,419
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $923
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

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
Desha County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $265,000
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $137,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Desha, AR residents
Average permit cost in Desha, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $565 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $407 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Desha, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Desha, AR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Desha, AR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.7%
Desha County:

27.7%
Arkansas:

16.2%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.8 years old
(Males: 38.5 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 40.5 years old, American Indian residents: 61.6 years old, Asian residents: 15.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 37.3 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Desha, AR
County total employment by year in Desha, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Desha, AR

Current college students: 457
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 447 (23.8% naturalized citizens)

Desha County:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2262010 or later
  • 1272000 to 2009
  • 501990 to 1999
  • 611980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

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: 4,452
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 245
  • 3 or 4: 371
  • 5 to 9: 212
  • 10 to 19: 70
  • 20 to 49: 87
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 906
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Desha County with a mortgage: 1,214 (19 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,024

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

53.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Desha County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 357% greater 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) earthquake occurred 109.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 330.7 miles away from Desha 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Severe Storms And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 12, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4556-AR: July 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Arkansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4518, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arkansas Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 21, 2019, FEMA Id: 4441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Desha County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Desha

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,345 (87.2%)
  • Carpooled: 424 (8.5%)
  • Bus: 8 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 41 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 111 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 40 (0.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (74%)
  • India (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Yemen (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Other Southern Africa (2%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Desha County


  • American (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $42,896.

5.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.49% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($23,142 average AGI)
0.83% relocated from other states ($5,197 average AGI)
Desha County:

0.83%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Drew County, AR  0.85% ($34,229 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, AR  0.61% ($15,280)
from Chicot County, AR  0.54% ($22,182)
from Jefferson County, AR  0.51% ($22,667)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.51% ($27,857)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.29% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($23,556 average AGI)
0.92% relocated to other states ($5,128 average AGI)
Desha County:

0.92%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Drew County, AR  0.87% ($30,472 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.80% ($20,788)
to Lincoln County, AR  0.77% ($28,625)
to Chicot County, AR  0.58% ($36,750)

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 2019: 12.8

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 population in Desha County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Desha County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Desha County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (858)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (37)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (12)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,780
  • Male householders: 2,450 (747 living alone), Female householders: 2,780 (769 living alone)
  • 2,202 spouses (2,202 opposite-sex spouses), 187 unmarried partners, (187 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,148 children (2,769 natural, 194 adopted, 188 stepchildren), 564 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 34 parents, 0 foster children, 68 other relatives, 225 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 83

Size of family households: 1,563 2-persons, 1,013 3-persons, 482 4-persons, 311 5-persons, 183 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,513 1-person, 114 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 42 4-persons, 6 6-persons.

1,154 married couples with children.
1,177 single-parent households (127 men, 1,050 women).

93.1% of residents of Desha speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (21% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 37% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (35% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 31% don't speak English at all).

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:

4.5

Year house built in Desha County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Desha County, Arkansas
  • 1422014 or later
  • 372010 to 2013
  • 6962000 to 2009
  • 7791990 to 1999
  • 8811980 to 1989
  • 1,7231970 to 1979
  • 7831960 to 1969
  • 5231950 to 1959
  • 3261940 to 1949
  • 4371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Desha County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Desha County, Arkansas
  • 21 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 543 rooms
  • 2364 rooms
  • 1,1065 rooms
  • 5266 rooms
  • 6987 rooms
  • 2548 rooms
  • 3209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
  • 241 room
  • 492 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 6614 rooms
  • 6535 rooms
  • 2776 rooms
  • 1077 rooms
  • 528 rooms
  • 489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Desha County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Desha County, Arkansas
  • 2no bedroom
  • 891 bedroom
  • 4872 bedrooms
  • 2,1413 bedrooms
  • 3954 bedrooms
  • 965+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Desha County, Arkansas
  • 24no bedroom
  • 2031 bedroom
  • 8252 bedrooms
  • 8843 bedrooms
  • 964 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 224no vehicle
  • 8591 vehicle
  • 1,4022 vehicles
  • 5253 vehicles
  • 1734 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Desha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 588no vehicle
  • 7821 vehicle
  • 5382 vehicles
  • 1083 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.3% 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, 80% lived in Arkansas.

Desha County:

85.3%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 9,209
  • Other state: 2,077
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 428
  • South: 1,291
  • West: 318
Year householders moved into unit in Desha County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Desha County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.9%Electricity
  • 39.5%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 34.5%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

1.3%
Arkansas:

8.4%

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

1.3%
Arkansas:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

23.4%
Arkansas:

17.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Desha County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,201,000
    Other: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Police Protection: $1,180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,045,000
    Central Staff Services: $634,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000
    General - Other: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,384,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,060,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
    Other: $175,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,929,000
    Property: $1,992,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000

Desha County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,201,000
    Other: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Police Protection: $1,180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,045,000
    Central Staff Services: $634,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000
    General - Other: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,384,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,060,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
    Other: $175,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,929,000
    Property: $1,992,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000

Desha County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,201,000
    Other: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Police Protection: $1,180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,045,000
    Central Staff Services: $634,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000
    General - Other: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,384,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,060,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
    Other: $175,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,929,000
    Property: $1,992,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000

Desha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,201,000
    Other: $140,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $11,264,000
    Regular Highways: $1,339,000
    Police Protection: $1,180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,045,000
    Central Staff Services: $634,000
    Financial Administration: $490,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $158,000
    General - Other: $143,000
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $75,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,384,000
    Other - Libraries: $243,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $173,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,165,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,060,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
    Other: $175,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,929,000
    Property: $1,992,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000

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
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