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De Witt, Arkansas
City
Location in Arkansas County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Arkansas County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Arkansas
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,292
 • Density 1,266/sq mi (491/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72042
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-18790
GNIS feature ID 0048411

De Witt (or DeWitt) is a city in Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States, which also serves as the county seat of the county's southern district. The population was 3,292 at the 2010 census. Dewitt was featured as the setting for the movie Mud, released May 2013.

Geography

De Witt is located at 34°17′29″N 91°20′13″W / 34.29139°N 91.33694°W / 34.29139; -91.33694 (34.291477, -91.336983).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 169
1890 246 45.6%
1900 318 29.3%
1910 831 161.3%
1940 2,498
1950 2,843 13.8%
1960 3,019 6.2%
1970 3,728 23.5%
1980 3,928 5.4%
1990 3,553 −9.5%
2000 3,552 0.0%
2010 3,292 −7.3%
Est. 2015 3,183 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,292 people residing in the city. 74.5% were White, 21.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.1% from some other race and 1.4% from two or more races. 3.2% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,552 people, 1,419 households, and 977 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,371.7 people per square mile (529.5/km²). There were 1,552 housing units at an average density of 599.4 per square mile (231.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.93% White, 20.92% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,419 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,921, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $25,240 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,993. About 10.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.


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