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McGehee, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of McGehee had a population of 4,101 as of July 1, 2015. McGehee ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McGehee is located at latitude 33.6279 and longitude -91.3956 in Desha County. 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. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The City of McGehee (GNIS ID: 2405049) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of McGehee is located within Township of Bowie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Desha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McGehee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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McGehee, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,101
Population in Households 4,052
Population in Familes 3,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 606
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,690
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,093
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,031 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 930 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 759 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $80,492
Average Home Value $99,704


Median Household Income $26,727
Average Household Income $39,557
Per Capita Income $16,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.48%
Households -0.36% -0.36%
Families -0.91% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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, 2015 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 # 79 86th
Population Density1 # 202 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 57 90th
Median Household Income # 502 7th
Per Capita Income # 427 21st

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