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Welcome to Dumas ...

The city of Dumas is located in Desha County<1>.

The pronunciation of Dumas: DOO-muss<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dumas has a population of 4,046 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dumas.

Dumas is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Dumas is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Dumas: 71639<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dumas had an population of 4,046 people. This is a decrease of 14.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dumas had a population of 4,706 people (which is 36.18% of the total population of Desha County). This makes Dumas the county's most populous community.

The population of Dumas represents 0.16% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,706 people, the population of Dumas decreased 10.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,238 people).

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

Adding Dumas to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Dumas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Dumas elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dumas on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dumas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Dumas - they are located in Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dumas.

Communities near Dumas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dumas.

  • McGehee [Desha County]
  • Gould [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
  • Gillett [Arkansas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
    • Gillett [Arkansas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillett<7>
  • Grady [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
    • Grady [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Watson [Desha County]
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Pea Ridge [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Desha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Kelso [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dumas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dumas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dumas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dumas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dumas. See our Newspapers Page for Dumas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dumas ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dumas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Desha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dumas. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dumas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dumas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Dumas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dumas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dumas) 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 Dumas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dumas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dumas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8878, Longitude: -91.4887    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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