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The City of Dumas had a population of 4,314 as of July 1, 2017. Dumas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dumas is located at latitude 33.8848 and longitude -91.4863 in Desha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dumas (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Desha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 167 feet.

The City of Dumas (GNIS ID: 2403515) 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 Dumas is located within Township of Randolph, a minor civil division (MCD) of Desha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dumas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,314
Daytime Population: Workers 2,175
Daytime Population: Residents 2,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 4,314
Population in Familes 3,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,328
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $33,932
Average Household Income $47,284
Per Capita Income $19,169


Total Housing Units 2,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 801 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $60,571
Average Home Value $77,668


Total Households 1,764
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,205
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 -1.19% -1.85%
Households -0.97% -1.74%
Families -1.11% -1.86%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Dumas, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dumas to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 76 86th
Population Density # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 32 94th
Median Household Income # 372 31st
Per Capita Income # 378 30th

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