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Desha County, AR Public Records

District Court - McGehee Dept.
PO Box 11
McGehee, AR 71654 www.cityofmcgehee.com/court.htm
Hours: 8AM-N 1PM-4:30PM; Closed 4th T of each month for court CST
P: 870-222-3859
F: 870-222-6659
Couriers: 2412 Hwy. 65 N
McGehee, AR 71654
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Online payments now accepted at www.myfinepayment.com or payments by phone to: Court Solutions at 770-213-4231 or 877-591-8768.
Dumas Local District Court
PO Box 157
Dumas, AR 71639-2226
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 870-382-6972
F: 870-382-1106
Couriers: 149 E Waterman
Dumas, AR 71639
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Circuit Court
PO Box 309
Arkansas City, AR 71630 deshacounty.arkansas.gov/officials
Hours: 8AM-4PM CST
P: 870-877-2411
F: 870-877-3407
Couriers: 604 President St
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Domestic Relations, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Probate records are handled by the County Clerk, who can be reached thru the number above. Probate docket info on limited cases is free at https://caseinfo.aoc.arkansas.gov/cconnect/PROD/public/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx.

Desha County, AR Vital Records

Contact the Desha County Office of the Recorder/County Circuit Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Desha County
Recorder/County Circuit Clerk
604 President St
Arkansas City, AR 71630 deshacounty.arkansas.gov/index
8AM-4PM CST
Phone: 870-877-2411
Fax: 870-877-3407
Recorded Documents

Desha County Vital Certificates

Desha County Vital Certificates

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Desha County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 764.99 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,358
  • Females: 53.3%
  • White: 49.9%
  • Black/African American: 48.3%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 46.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,983
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 29.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 65.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.57
Housing Units (2000): 6,663
Homeownership Rate (2000): 63.5%
Migration Flow to Desha County, AR from (2007-2008):

Desha County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $217,718
  • Construction: $7,222
  • Retail Trade: $14,775
  • Professional and Technical Services: $5,184
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $6,322
  • Retail Trade: $14,775
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,203
  • Manufacturing: $58,890
  • Farms: $15,275
  • Government: $46,493
Employed (2000): 5,477
Unemployed (2000): 527
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,565
Local Government Employment (2007): 773
Local Government Revenue (2007): $45,683 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $24,631 (thou. dol.)

Desha County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 204
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.9
Deaths (2007): 158
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8

Desha County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 46
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 5
  • Robbery: 8
  • Aggravated Assault: 33
Property Crimes (2008): 297
  • Burglary: 80
  • Larceny-Theft: 207
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 10

Desha County Genealogy Records