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Desha County, Arkansas

PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: (870) 877-2426
Fax: (870) 877-2531

On southeastern border of AR, southeast of Pine Bluff; organized Dec 12, 1838 from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Capt. Benjamin Desha (?-1835), officer in the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 819.52 (land 764.99; water 54.53) Population per square mile: 18.80
Population 2005: 14,358 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.40%; 1990-2000 -8.70% Population 2000: 15,341 (White 49.60%; Black or African American 46.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,446; median household $24,121; Population below poverty level: 28.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,542-$21,078
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Born in the Delta, a recent contribution to this literary enterprise, is Margaret Jones Bolsterli's memoir of her early years in Desha County, Arkansas, in the Delta near the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers.
Army Corps of Engineers Montgomery Point Lock and Dam Project, located at the White River Entrance Channel at the Mississippi River-Mile 599, in Desha County, Arkansas.