Des Arc, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Des Arc, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Des Arc had a population of 1,719 as of July 1, 2015. Des Arc ranks in the upper 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 Des Arc is located at latitude 34.9766 and longitude -91.5066 in Prairie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Arc (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Prairie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 200 feet.

The City of Des Arc (GNIS ID: 2404222) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Des Arc population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Des Arc: Bayou d'Arc, Des Argues, Desarc, Desarcs.

City of Des Arc, AR Boundary Map

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Des Arc, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,719
Population in Households 1,648
Population in Familes 1,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 838
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 722
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $74,709
Average Home Value $83,952
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,557
Average Household Income $50,096
Per Capita Income $21,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.47%
Households 0.21% -0.45%
Families 0.16% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

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Des Arc, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Arc to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 162 70th
Population Density1 # 120 78th
Diversity Index2 # 281 48th
Median Household Income # 139 74th
Per Capita Income # 134 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.