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Des Arc, Arkansas

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Welcome to Des Arc ...

The city of Des Arc is located in Prairie County and is the County Seat for Prairie County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Des Arc has a population of 1,630 people<1> (see below for details).

Des Arc is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Des Arc lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Des Arc: (870)

The ZIP code for Des Arc: 72040<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Des Arc had a population of 1,717 people (which is 19.7% of the total population of Prairie County). This makes Des Arc the county's most populous community.

The population of Des Arc represents 0.06% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,717 people, the population of Des Arc decreased 11.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,933 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Des Arc had an population of 1,630 people. This is a decrease of 5.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.68% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Des Arc.

Communities near Des Arc ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Des Arc and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Brinkley   [Map]   2,714   E   18 miles [29 km]
Carlisle   [Map]   2,182   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cotton Plant   [Map]   587   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
De Valls Bluff   [Map]   569   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   335   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Garner   [Map]   285   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Des Arc.

Communities Also Named Des Arc ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Des Arc - it's located in Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Des Arc.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Des Arc. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Des Arc. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Des Arc. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Des Arc:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Des Arc ...

Looking for more information about Des Arc? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Des Arc, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Des Arc.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Des Arc. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Des Arc.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Des Arc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Des Arc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Des Arc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Des Arc. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Des Arc) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Des Arc. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Des Arc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Des Arc. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9768, Longitude: -91.5065     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Des Arc have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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