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Dyess, Arkansas
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Dyess, Arkansas

Dyess is a town located in Mississippi County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 515.


Dyess is located at 35°35'25" North, 90°12'52" West (35.590224, -90.214523)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 515 people, 177 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density is 205.0/km² (528.5/mi²). There are 204 housing units at an average density of 81.2/km² (209.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.10% White, 2.14% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.99% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 9.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 177 households out of which 49.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% are non-families. 19.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.36.

In the town the population is spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $25,000, and the median income for a family is $26,447. Males have a median income of $22,500 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,047. 25.1% of the population and 25.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.6% are under the age of 18 and 37.7% are 65 or older.