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People

Total Population 1,862
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 698
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,583
% Above Poverty Level 79.6%
% Below Poverty Level 20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $411
Median House Value $65,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.6%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Des Arc Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles E of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Prairie
Standard Zip Codes 72040
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.976
Longitude -91.495

Des Arc Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DES ARC
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 47 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Station CLARENDON
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station CABOT 4 SW
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Des Arc, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Childress (72040)

Four Mile Corner (72040)

Hayley (72040)

Little Dixie (72040)

Sand Hill (72040)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cotton Plant 587 $35,625
De Valls Bluff 622 $28,667
Georgetown 83 $60,417
Griffithville 156 $30,625
Hazen 1,478 $45,046
West Point 210 $44,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Des Arc High Schools

DES ARC HIGH SCHOOL
620 MAIN STREET
870-256-4166
A Title I School.
Serves 326 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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