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Welcome to Dumas ...

The city of Dumas is located in Desha County.

The pronunciation of Dumas: DOO-muss<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dumas has a population of 4,239 people<2> (see below for details).

Dumas is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Dumas: (870)

The ZIP code for Dumas: 71639<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dumas had a population of 4,706 people (or 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 (which had a count of 5,238 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dumas had an population of 4,239 people. This is a decrease of 9.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.07% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dumas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dumas and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Gillett   [Map]   690   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gould   [Map]   755   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grady   [Map]   403   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kelso   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
McGehee   [Map]   3,824   S   18 miles [29 km]
Pea Ridge   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dumas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Dumas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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>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.

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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 Dumas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dumas - 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 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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: 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     [Map].

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