Hughes is a town in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,441 at the 2010 census, a decline from 1,867 in 2000.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.92%) is water.
It is about 37 miles (60 km) from Memphis, Tennessee.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,867 people, 682 households, and 493 families residing in the town. The population density was 869.8 people per square mile (335.3/km2). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 355.0/sq mi (136.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 29.41% White, 67.76% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 682 households, out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families.