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Desha County, Arkansas

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Population:

  • Total Population: 15,341
  • Males: 7,138
  • Females: 8,203

Ethnicity:

  • White: 7,634
  • Black/African American: 7,062
  • Hispanic: 350
  • Native American/Eskimo: 66
  • Asian: 121
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 13
  • 2 or more: 95

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (13,670)
  2. Spanish (370)
  3. French (20)
  4. Japanese (10)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 318

  1. Mexico (183)
  2. Pakistan (50)
  3. Germany (23)
  4. India (22)
  5. Romania (12)
  6. Philippines (8)
  7. Canada (8)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (5,254)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (1,163)
  3. American Baptist Association, The (563)
  4. Assemblies of God (541)
  5. Baptist Missionary Association of America (383)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 7,497
    • Sensory: 652
    • Physical: 1,764
    • Mental: 972
    • Self-care: 634
    • Go outside home: 1,813
    • Employment: 1,570

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 371

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 5,922
    • Utility gas: 2,806
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,017
    • Electricity: 1,975
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 3
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 88
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 19
    • No fuel used: 14

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 9,245
    • No vehicle: 1,327
    • 1 or more vehicle: 7,918

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 247
    • No High School: 1,176
    • Some High School: 1,928
    • High School: 3,443
    • Some College: 1,516
    • Associate's Degree: 204
    • College Degree: 810
    • Master's Degree: 163
    • Professional Degree: 87
    • Doctoral Degree: 0

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 5,922
    • Owners with phone: 3,455
    • Owners without phone: 305
    • Renters with phone: 1,757
    • Renters without phone: 405

    10 closest counties:

    1. Lincoln County, Arkansas
    2. Drew County, Arkansas
    3. Chicot County, Arkansas
    4. Bolivar County, Mississippi
    5. Arkansas County, Arkansas
    6. Washington County, Mississippi
    7. Ashley County, Arkansas
    8. Jefferson County, Arkansas
    9. Sunflower County, Mississippi
    10. Bradley County, Arkansas

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    71630, 71639, 71654, 71662, 71666, 71670, 71674, 72379

    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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