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McGehee, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of McGehee is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Desha County at latitude 33.6279 and longitude -91.3956. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The formal official name is the City of McGehee, but most people and references simply refer to it as McGehee, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for McGehee indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of McGehee (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

City of McGehee, AR Boundary Map


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McGehee, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,083
Population in Households 4,034
Population in Familes 3,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 604
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 1,683
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,095
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 745 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $68,493
Average Home Value $84,755


Median Household Income $25,174
Average Household Income $38,772
Per Capita Income $16,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.77% -0.81%
Households -0.54% -0.69%
Families -1.09% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


McGehee, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McGehee to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 85th
Population Density1 # 205 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 56 90th
Median Household Income # 511 6th
Per Capita Income # 450 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.