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McGehee is a city in Desha County.

One tradition says the community was named for settler Benjamin McGehee; another says it was named for Abner McGehee.

The latitude of McGehee is 33.628N. The longitude is -91.399W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,310.


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Median household income
Local
$21,909
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our McGehee demographic reports
McGehee is south of the point where the Arkansas River empties into the Mississippi.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Owl Fest - Oct. 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check McGehee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Great River Road

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Sections below provide additional information and links about McGehee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Desha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71654 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of McGehee residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McGehee ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McGehee was $14,191, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of McGehee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in McGehee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.


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Libraries in McGehee include McGehee Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Desha County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McGehee political report.

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The average commute time for McGehee workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in McGehee include Best Western.

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