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Overview

Introduction to Dumas, Arkansas

Dumas, Arkansas, in Desha county, is 37 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center) and 119 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dumas History

Dumas was first settled in 1870 by William B. Dumas, a planter and merchant. In fact, the city was named after him. The first railroad entered in the city in 1879. Originally, the main industry was timber, but eventually the area became a significant cotton growing center. The city's first Jewish settler was Gus Waterman. He also became the first mayor of the city after its incorporation. Dumas was incorporated on April 28, 1904.

Dumas and nearby Attractions

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Wilber D. Mills Park
  • Desha County Museum
  • Arkansas Post County Museum
  • Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
  • Cane Creek State Park

Things To Do In Dumas

While staying in Dumas, you can visit The Garden House and Desha County Museum. The Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area offers facilities for fishing. In the winter months, you can watch bald and golden eagles. You can also enjoy the scenic view of the Great River Road, and the ancient Native American sites along the way. Carter Shopping Center and Brookhaven Shopping Center are ideal places to shop.

Dumas Transportation

Flights can be availed from Mid Delta Regional Airport.

Dumas Higher Education

University of Arkansas At Monticello and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are the nearest universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,416
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+1,527
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$20,328
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,859
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,596

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,708
% Above Poverty Level60.3%
% Below Poverty Level39.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$588
Median House Value$58,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.1%
English8.4%
Irish1.8%
German1.3%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.5%
African0.3%
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Dumas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Desha County
Standard Zip Codes71639
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.88
Approximate Longitude-91.48

Dumas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDUMAS
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 51 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationDERMOTT 3 NE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationMONTICELLO 3 SW
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gillett794$50,208
Gould666$29,792
Mitchellville400$26,071
Tillar274$54,750
Watson191$41,250
Winchester230$23,958

Dumas Hospitals

Delta Memorial Hospital
811 Highway 65 South
(870) 382-4303

Dumas Public Schools

Central Elementary School
101 Court St
ZIP: 71639
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Dumas High School
709 Dan Gill Dr
ZIP: 71639
High
Total Enrollment 328
Dumas Junior High School
315 S College St
ZIP: 71639
Middle
Total Enrollment 335
Reed Elementary School
709 S Cherry St
ZIP: 71639
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
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