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Des Arc, Arkansas - Basic Facts

Des Arc is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Des Arc.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Prairie County at latitude 34.977 and longitude -91.4951. Prairie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 200 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Des Arc (see map) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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, 2014)


Total Population 1,731
Population in Households 1,660
Population in Familes 1,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 843
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 725
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $82,353
Average Home Value $97,318


Median Household Income $41,953
Average Household Income $50,868
Per Capita Income $21,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% -0.37%
Households 0.36% -0.33%
Families 0.4% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 160 71st
Population Density1 # 119 78th
Diversity Index2 # 278 49th
Median Household Income # 131 76th
Per Capita Income # 126 77th

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