DeWitt, Arkansas

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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
Coordinates: 34°17′29″N 91°20′13″W / 34.29139°N 91.33694°W / 34.29139; -91.33694Coordinates: 34°17′29″N 91°20′13″W / 34.29139°N 91.33694°W / 34.29139; -91.33694
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 1,300/sq mi (490/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.[1] Dewitt was featured as the setting for the movie Mud, released May 2013.

Geography[edit]

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).[2]

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

Demographics[edit]

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] −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2014 Estimate[5]

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[6] 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.

Education[edit]

De Witt is the center of the Dewitt School District and is home to DeWitt High School, DeWitt Middle School, DeWitt Elementary School, and Gillett Elementary School. Their mascot is the Dragons, and their school colors are blue and gold. DeWitt High School houses grades 9 through 12. DeWitt Middle School houses grades 6 through 8, and both DeWitt Elementary and Gillett Elementary provide kindergarten through 5th grade.

Notable people[edit]

  • Wayne DuMond, American criminal convicted of murder and rape. His parole was an issue in the presidential campaign of Mike Huckabee.
  • Bobby Capps, Member of the rock band, 38 Special.
  • Frank Glasgow Tinker, American flying Ace with 8 victories. He was the first American fighter pilot to down a Nazi Messerschmitt Bf-109, during the Spanish Civil War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Witt city, Arkansas". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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