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Damascus, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Damascus had a population of 381 as of July 1, 2016. Damascus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Damascus is located at latitude 35.3673 and longitude -92.4103 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Damascus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Damascus are located in Van Buren County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Faulkner County.

The Town of Damascus (GNIS ID: 2406351) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Damascus is located within Township of Barnett, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Damascus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Damascus: Hutto.

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Damascus, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 381
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $95,690
Average Home Value $138,017


Median Household Income $38,937
Average Household Income $51,864
Per Capita Income $20,118
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.05%
Households -0.1% 0.0%
Families 0.89% -0.18%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Damascus, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damascus to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 343 36th
Population Density1 # 415 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 330 39th
Median Household Income # 195 64th
Per Capita Income # 253 53rd

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