Desha County AR Information


Desha County Subdivisions

Desha County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,014
Daytime Population: Workers 5,132
Daytime Population: Residents 7,172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,304
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 11,958
Population in Familes 9,780
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $31,307
Average Household Income $45,350
Per Capita Income $18,899


Total Housing Units 6,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,922 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,061 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,278 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $67,101
Average Home Value $80,861


Total Households 4,983
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,316
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.09% -1.71%
Households -0.9% -1.59%
Families -1.08% -1.72%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.91%


Desha County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desha County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 58 24th
Population Density # 63 17th
Diversity Index # 6 93rd
Median Household Income # 69 9th
Per Capita Income # 66 13th

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