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Keiser, Arkansas
Keiser historical marker at City Hall
Keiser historical marker at City Hall
Location of Keiser in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Location of Keiser in Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
230 ft (70 m)
 • Total 751
 • Density 2,024.26/sq mi (780.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-36310
GNIS feature ID 0058010

Keiser is a city in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 759 at the 2010 census.


Keiser is located at 35°40′28″N 90°5′46″W / 35.67444°N 90.09611°W / 35.67444; -90.09611 (35.674411, -90.096084).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 452
1950 522 15.5%
1960 516 −1.1%
1970 688 33.3%
1980 962 39.8%
1990 805 −16.3%
2000 808 0.4%
2010 759 −6.1%
2020 751 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 759 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 5.1% Black, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from some other race and 0.9% from two or more races. 1.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 808 people, 303 households, and 230 families living in the city. The population density was 2,239.3 people per square mile (866.6/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 925.7/sq mi (358.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.45% White, 4.46% Black or African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.99% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 2.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 303 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,517, and the median income for a family was $36,940. Males had a median income of $27,679 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,769. About 10.4% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Keiser has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Rivercrest School District (formerly the Southern Mississippi County School District), which includes the Rivercrest (formerly Southern Mississippi County) Elementary School at Keiser. Students graduate from Rivercrest High School located near Wilson.

The Keiser school district merged into the South Mississippi district in 1968.

Notable people

Ed Bruce - country music songwriter and singer. He is known for penning the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"

• Narvel Felts – country music singer-songwriter (active 1957–1988); recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

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