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Overview

Introduction to De Queen, Arkansas

De Queen, Arkansas, in Sevier county, is 93 miles S of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center) and 166 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city contains a population of approximately 5,765.

De Queen History

De Queen was founded in the late 1880s. It was named after Jan DeGeoijen, the Dutch railroad investor. The city was originally served by the Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad. It is the county seat of Sevier County, which was established on October 17, 1827, and was named after Ambrose Sevier, U.S. Senator from Arkansas.

De Queen and nearby Attractions

  • Sevier County Historical Society Museum
  • Cossatot River State Park
  • Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Beavers Bend State Park
  • Museum of the Red River
  • Old Washington Historic State Park

Things To Do In De Queen

De Queen is home to Sevier County Historical Society Museum, which provides publications of interest. Another "must see" destination of the city is the De Queen Historical Museum. One can enjoy shopping at the Town North Shopping Center. You can also enjoy wildlife observation, camping, fishing, hunting, and photography at Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The Gillham Lake offers facilities for fishing, boating, picnicking, skiing, and camping.

De Queen Transportation

Air transportation is available from Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field.

De Queen Higher Education

Cossatot Technical College is the local college. Westark College, Southern Arkansas University-Main Campus, Bossier Parish Community College, and many other colleges and universities also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 6,678
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,609
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,460
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,632

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,583
% Above Poverty Level 70.2%
% Below Poverty Level 29.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $532
Median House Value $70,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 2.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Queen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles S of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Sevier
Standard Zip Codes 71832
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.037
Longitude -94.341

De Queen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DEQUEEN
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station NASHVILLE
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station MENA
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ben Lomond 108 $33,750
Gillham 265 $34,306
Grannis 600 $41,513
Horatio 1,117 $42,083
Lockesburg 824 $46,429
Winthrop 131 $54,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Queen Hospitals

DE QUEEN MEDICAL CENTER, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1306 WEST COLLIN RAYE DRIVE
(870) 584-4111
Emergency Service: Yes

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De Queen High Schools

DEQUEEN HIGH SCHOOL
1803 W. COULTER DRIVE
870-642-2426
Serves 357 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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