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Time Zone: Desha County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Arkansas City is the Seat for Desha County.

Desha County was founded in 1838.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Desha had a population of 13,358 people. This is a decrease of 12.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,341 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Desha represented 0.57% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,008-15.21%-2.62% since 2009
200913,358-12.93%-0.89% since 2008
200813,478-12.14%-1.73% since 2007
200015,341The Last Census

More information can be found on the Desha County Census Page for Desha County.


Below are some of the communities located in Desha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Desha County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Dumas   4,5555,23813.04% decrease  
McGehee   3,8814,57015.08% decrease  
Arkansas City   51358912.9% decrease  
Mitchellville   4724975.03% decrease  
Watson   25728810.76% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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