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Desha County, AR
The county was named for Capt. Benjamin Desha, landowner

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The estimated population in 2004 was 14,665. This was a decrease of  -4.41% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$24,121
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Desha County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Desha County was $18,804. This was an increase of 11.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 61% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Arkansas City

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4% of Desha County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Desha County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Desha County include Banks Cemetery, Barnett Cemetery, Bates Cemetery, Beasley Cemetery, Bogue Cemetery, Bogue Pilgrim Cemetery, Bowie Cemetery, Curtis Hall Cemetery, Gentry Cemetery, Gum Grove Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Desha County include Arkansas City, Dumas, McGehee, Mitchellville, Pickens, Reed, Rohwer, Snow Lake, Watson ... View communities

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School districts in Desha County include Arkansas City Schools District, Delta Special Schools District, Dumas Schools District, Mcgehee Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Desha County include Arkansas City Branch Library, Dumas Branch Library, McGehee Branch Library ... View libraries

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Desha County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Desha County political report.

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Hotels in Desha County include Best Western, Dumas-Days Inn, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

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