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Population in 2012: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 

Males: 82  (47.6%)
Females: 91  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 63636

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,502 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
Des Arc:

$26,502
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,327

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,579 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Des Arc:

$36,579
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $62,636; Detached houses: $69,556; Mobile homes: $31,500

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  • White alone - 168 (94.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Des Arc: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.4%), Irish (21.5%), English (12.3%), United States (3.7%), French (2.7%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 555 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 823 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Des Arc:

  • High school or higher: 59.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Arc village:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Des Arc, Missouri as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Des Arc to the number of sex offenders is 58 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $433 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (95.4 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (352.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Annapolis, MO (2.5 miles ), Piedmont, MO (3.1 miles ), Greenville, MO (3.9 miles ), Mill Spring, MO (3.9 miles ), Ellington, MO (4.3 miles ), Centerville, MO (4.6 miles) , Arcadia, MO (4.6 miles ), Ironton, MO (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 90.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+8.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (13%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (14%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14%)
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)


Average climate in Des Arc, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Des Arc-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/24/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Des Arc village center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 tornado 28.9 miles away from the village center killed 7 people and injured 75 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Des Arc-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Des Arc center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Des Arc center
On 10/21/1999 at 08:18:00, a magnitude 3.9 (3.3 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 12.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Des Arc:

  • CLARK'S MOUNTAIN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PIEDMONT, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Des Arc:

  • Three Rivers Community College (about 37 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,091)
  • Mineral Area College (about 40 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 62 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Jefferson College (about 68 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 78 miles; Rolla, MO; FT enrollment: 5,765)
  • East Central College (about 81 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 84 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)

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Notable location: Southern Iron County Fire Protection District Des Arc Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Iron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3]

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 9.38. This is significantly better than average.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

37.99
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0493
U.S.:

0.1072
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.41
U.S.:

3.63


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.2%

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Des Arc, MO

Des Arc compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Des Arc travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Des Arc village (based on Iron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.00%
Here44.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents56.6%10.6%7.8%7.0%4.4%
Congregations33.3%9.1%6.1%18.2%6.1%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.7%2.2%1.6%4.1%
Congregations6.1%3.0%3.0%3.0%12.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Iron County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Iron County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Iron County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

10.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

32.3%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,500
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,500


8.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Francois County, MO  1.75% ($20,817 average AGI)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.73% ($34,520)
from Washington County, MO  0.55% ($20,368)


8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Francois County, MO  2.06% ($25,507 average AGI)
to Madison County, MO  0.55% ($32,684)
to Washington County, MO  0.46% ($21,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Des Arc:

  • KPWB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PIEDMONT, MO; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Des Arc:

  • KPWB-FM (104.9 FM; PIEDMONT, MO; Owner: HUNT BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KYLS-FM (95.9 FM; IRONTON, MO; Owner: DOCKINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUL (106.7 FM; ELLINGTON, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KBIY (91.3 FM; VAN BUREN, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKLR-FM (94.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KDBB (104.3 FM; BONNE TERRE, MO; Owner: MKS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Des Arc fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 1975 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0ZPF, Licensee ID: L01249534
    Grant Date: 02/23/2007, Expiration Date: 02/23/2017, Certifier: John H Motes
    Registrant: John H Motes, 1162 N Front St, Des Arc, MO 63636


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9

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