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Arkansas City Commercial District
Location of Arkansas City in Desha County, Arkansas.
|• Total||0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)|
|• Land||0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||135 ft (41 m)|
|• Density||764.23/sq mi (294.89/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0076190|
Arkansas City is a town in Desha County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 366 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Desha County. Arkansas City's historic Commercial District, located at Desoto Avenue and Sprague Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land. It sits entirely in the Delta Lowlands sub-region of the Arkansas Delta.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||162||43.09%|
|Hispanic or Latino||7||1.86%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 376 people, 174 households, and 140 families residing in the city.
The McGehee School District serves Arkansas City.
Previously the Arkansas City School District served Arkansas City. The district had two schools, Arkansas City Elementary School and Arkansas City High School. In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts. On July 1, 2004, the Arkansas City district merged into the McGehee district. After the acquisition, the McGehee district continued to operate the Arkansas City campus as a K-6 school. By October 2005 the district no longer operated the Arkansas City facility.
- John H. Johnson, founder of an international media and cosmetics empire that includes Ebony and Jet.
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