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Welcome to Dumas ...

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

The pronunciation of Dumas: DOO-muss<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Dumas, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dumas has a population of 4,062 people<3> (see below for details).

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 within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Dumas: 71639<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dumas had an population of 4,062 people. This is a decrease of 13.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.45% 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 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.

Communities Also Named Dumas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Gould
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
  • Gillett
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Grady
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Tillar
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
    • Tillar is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
  • Watson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Winchester
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester is located in Drew County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
  • Reed
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
    • Reed is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
  • Pea Ridge
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
    • Pea Ridge is located in Desha County
  • Warrenton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton is located in Lincoln County

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.

Adding Dumas to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dumas was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Dumas post office opened in 1879.

We also found Dumas on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dumas.

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

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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