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Dyer, Arkansas
Outskirts of Dyer with Arkansas River in the background, July 2005
Outskirts of Dyer with Arkansas River in the background, July 2005
Location of Dyer in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Location of Dyer in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 2.94 sq mi (7.62 km2)
 • Land 2.94 sq mi (7.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
430 ft (131 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 772
 • Density 262.50/sq mi (101.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72935
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-20200
GNIS feature ID 0076832

Dyer is a city in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Dyer is located in southeastern Crawford County at 35°29′40″N 94°8′19″W / 35.49444°N 94.13861°W / 35.49444; -94.13861 (35.494532, -94.138541), in the Arkansas River valley. U.S. Route 64 passes through the community, leading west 5 miles (8 km) to Alma and 13 miles (21 km) to Van Buren, the county seat, and east 5 miles (8 km) to Mulberry. Interstate 40 passes through the northern part of Dyer but does not have a direct exit for the city; the nearest access is from Exit 20 in the western part of Mulberry.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Dyer has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 343
1910 433 26.2%
1920 609 40.6%
1930 425 −30.2%
1940 513 20.7%
1950 398 −22.4%
1960 450 13.1%
1970 486 8.0%
1980 608 25.1%
1990 502 −17.4%
2000 585 16.5%
2010 876 49.7%
2020 772 −11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Dyer racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 669 86.66%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 9 1.17%
Native American 9 1.17%
Asian 4 0.52%
Other/Mixed 44 5.7%
Hispanic or Latino 37 4.79%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 772 people, 277 households, and 211 families residing in the city.

History

The town of Dyer was named after Joel Dyer, owner of the stagecoach relay station on the Wire Road.

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