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Des Arc, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Des Arc had a population of 1,578 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Des Arc is located within Township of White River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prairie County.

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, 2017.

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

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Des Arc, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,578
Daytime Population: Workers 958
Daytime Population: Residents 929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,887
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,507
Population in Familes 1,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 769
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $38,967
Average Household Income $49,247
Per Capita Income $21,406


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $78,548
Average Home Value $87,061


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.16% -0.92%
Households -1.12% -0.9%
Families -1.17% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Des Arc, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Arc to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 167 69th
Population Density # 127 77th
Diversity Index # 282 48th
Median Household Income # 223 59th
Per Capita Income # 221 59th

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