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The Town of Damascus had a population of 375 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Damascus is located at latitude 35.3673 and longitude -92.4096 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Damascus 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 692 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 has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Damascus: Hutto.

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Damascus, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 375 (100%)
Population in Households 375 (100.0%)
Population in Families 314 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 201
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $47,899
Average Household Income $68,402
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $27,014
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $144,444
Average Home Value $166,750
Housing Affordability Index3 175


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.82% -0.32%
Households -0.66% -0.15%
Families   -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   4.25%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.20%

Damascus, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damascus to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 331 47th
Population Density # 396 37th
Median Household Income # 289 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 297 48th
Per Capita Income # 291 54th
Diversity Index # 407 35th

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