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De Queen, Arkansas
—  City  —
Location in Sevier County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°2′24″N 94°20′31″W / 34.04°N 94.34194°W / 34.04; -94.34194
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Sevier
Area
 - Total 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 - Land 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,765
 - Density 1,011.4/sq mi (389.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71832
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-18490
GNIS feature ID 0066997
Website www.dequeenarkansas.us

De Queen is a city in Sevier County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 5,765 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Sevier County[1].

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Geography

De Queen is located at 34°2′24″N 94°20′31″W / 34.04°N 94.34194°W / 34.04; -94.34194 (34.039994, -94.341964)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,765 people, 1,913 households, and 1,377 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,024.7 people per square mile (395.4/km²). There were 2,108 housing units at an average density of 374.7/sq mi (144.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.40% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 2.38% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 23.07% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 38.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,913 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males. For every cat, there was 1.6 dogs.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,707, and the median income for a family was $31,582. Males had a median income of $21,542 versus $17,367 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,968. About 21.3% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.7% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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