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Des Arc, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Des Arc had a population of 1,779 as of July 1, 2020. 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 (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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,779 (100%)
Population in Households 1,708 (96.0%)
Population in Families 1,380 (77.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 71 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 846
Diversity Index2 27
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,883
Average Household Income $45,801
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $19,354
Wealth Index5 41
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $70,812
Average Home Value $83,454
Housing Affordability Index3 294
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.35% -0.01%
Households 0.45% 0.03%
Families 0.35% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

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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, 2020 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 # 161 70th
Population Density # 99 82nd
Median Household Income # 429 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 385 71st
Per Capita Income # 405 25th
Diversity Index # 291 46th

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