Des Arc, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Des Arc, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Des Arc had a population of 1,627 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,627
Population in Households 1,556
Population in Familes 1,254
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 793
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $41,013
Average Household Income $51,931
Per Capita Income $22,516


Total Housing Units 802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $80,028
Average Home Value $88,448


Total Households 679
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.65% -0.69%
Households -0.61% -0.69%
Families -0.75% -0.88%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2018 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 # 168 69th
Population Density # 125 77th
Diversity Index # 280 48th
Median Household Income # 216 60th
Per Capita Income # 215 60th

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