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McGehee is a city in Desha County.
One tradition says the community was named for settler Benjamin McGehee; another says it was named for Abner McGehee.
The latitude of McGehee is 33.628N. The longitude is -91.399W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,310.
Sections below provide additional information and links about McGehee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Desha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71654 ZIP code.
4% of McGehee residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McGehee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McGehee was $14,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of McGehee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in McGehee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.
Libraries in McGehee include McGehee Branch Library ... View libraries
Desha County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McGehee political report.
The average commute time for McGehee workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in McGehee include Best Western.
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