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The City of Des Arc had a population of 1,883 as of July 1, 2022. 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 34.977 and longitude -91.4951 in Prairie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Arc 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 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, 2022)


Total Population 1,883 (100%)
Population in Households 1,789 (95.0%)
Population in Families 1,437 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 94 ( 5.0%)
Population Density 896
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $39,837
Average Household Income $59,130
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,778
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $66,774
Average Home Value $79,946
Housing Affordability Index3 299


Total Households 756
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 487
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 -0.51% -0.50%
Households -0.64% -0.51%
Families   -0.58%
Median Household Income   4.60%
Per Capita Income   3.21%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%

Des Arc, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Arc 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 # 150 76th
Population Density # 79 88th
Median Household Income # 447 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 551 88th
Per Capita Income # 445 29th
Diversity Index # 321 49th

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