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The 2000 Census showed that Drew County had a population of 18,723 people. This represented 0.7% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Drew had a population of 18,624 people. This is a decrease of 0.53% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201018,509-1.14%-0.62% since 2009
200918,624-0.53%-0.15% since 2008
200818,652-0.38%-0.22% since 2007
200718,693-0.16%-0.64% since 2006
200618,814+0.49%+0.53% since 2005
200418,693-0.16%+0.39% since 2003
200318,620-0.55%+0.72% since 2002
200218,486-1.27%-1.23% since 2001
200018,723The Last Census

Drew County had 8,287 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Drew County has a total area<3> of 835 square miles [2,164 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.47 square miles [19.35 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Drew County had a population density of 22.61 people per square mile [8.73 people/km²], making it the state's 53rd most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Drew County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Drew and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Drew County QuickFact (QF-05043).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Drew County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Drew County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AshleyQF-05003   S21,94124,209-9.37%
BradleyQF-05011   W11,79012,600-6.43%
ChicotQF-05017   SE11,82314,117-16.25%
ClevelandQF-05025   NW8,4368,571-1.58%
DeshaQF-05041   NE13,35815,341-12.93%
LincolnQF-05079   N13,55314,492-6.48%

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Census QuickFact for Drew County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Drew. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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