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Damascus, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Damascus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Buren County at latitude 35.3673 and longitude -92.4103. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Damascus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Damascus, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Damascus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Damascus: Hutto.

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Damascus, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 382
Population in Households 382
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 197
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $91,935
Average Home Value $112,292


Median Household Income $41,233
Average Household Income $53,436
Per Capita Income $20,913
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.13%
Families 1.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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 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 # 345 36th
Population Density1 # 417 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 332 39th
Median Household Income # 144 74th
Per Capita Income # 167 69th

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