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Welcome to Dierks ...

The pronunciation of Dierks: 'dare-ricks' by locals, 'derks' by non-locals<1>

The city of Dierks is located in Howard County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dierks has a population of 1,102 people<2> (see below for details).

Dierks was incorporated in 1907.

The community of Dierks was originally named Hardscrabble.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Dierks: Named after Herman Dierks (1863-1946), who was the co-founder and president of the Dierks Lumber and Coal Company.

Dierks is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dierks is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Dierks: 71833<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dierks had a population of 1,133 people (which is 8.22% of the total population of Howard County). This makes Dierks the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dierks represents 0.04% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,133 people, the population of Dierks decreased 7.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,230 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dierks had an population of 1,102 people. This is a decrease of 2.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.41% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dierks.

Communities near Dierks ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dierks and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Daisy   [Map]   110   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
De Queen   [Map]   6,591   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gillham   [Map]   156   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grandfield   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grannis   [Map]   576   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dierks.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dierks. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dierks. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dierks. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dierks:

Websites for Dierks ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dierks ...

Looking for more information about Dierks? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dierks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dierks.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dierks. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dierks.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dierks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dierks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dierks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Dierks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dierks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dierks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dierks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dierks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1223, Longitude: -94.0181     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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