Dumas is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 4,323 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dumas is the 70th largest community in Arkansas.
When you are in Dumas, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.84% of Dumas’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dumas is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dumas who work in office and administrative support (9.40%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.66%), and management occupations (8.29%).
The population of Dumas has a very low overall level of education: only 9.93% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Dumas in 2010 was $21,626, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,504 for a family of four. However, Dumas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dumas also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.97% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dumas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dumas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dumas residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dumas include German, Irish, Dutch, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Dumas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.