Desha County Information

Desha in Arkansas occupies 820 square miles and has a 2006 population of 14,181, a change from a 2000 population of 15,341 and 16,798 in 1990. 13.8% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 10.4% percent is 25-35, and 12.2% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 113 acts of violent crime reported in Desha in 2004, a change from 112 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 590 people: 9.5% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 8.1%.

Read more about Desha, Arkansas in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyDesha 
StateArkansas 
Land Area820 sq. milesRanked 1,129 of 3,140
Population 200614,181Ranked 2,155 of 3,140
Population 200514,263 
Population 200015,341Ranked 2,069 of 3,140
Population 199016,798Ranked 1,860 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion52.1% 
African American46.8% 
Asian American.4% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.7% 
Population 5 to 1414.1% 
Population 15 to 2413.8% 
Population 25 to 3410.4% 
Population 35 to 4412.2% 
Population 45 to 5415.3% 
Population 55 to 6412.2% 
Population 65 to 747.3% 
Population 75 and up6.9% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes113112
Murders / Manslaughters3 
Forcible Rapes5 
Robberies7 
Aggravated Assaults98 
Total Property Crimes359672
Burglaries155 
Larceny Thefts189 
Motor Vehicle Thefts15 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population6,2006,319
Unemployed Population590511
Unemployment Rate9.5%8.1%

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