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Location of Damascus in Faulkner County and Van Buren County, Arkansas.
|Counties||Van Buren, Faulkner|
|• Total||1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)|
|• Land||1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|• Density||205.16/sq mi (79.20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
1980 missile incident
Damascus was the site of a nuclear "Broken Arrow" incident on September 18–19, 1980 when a Titan missile exploded, although no radiation was spread as a result of the explosion.
Damascus is located at United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 km² (1.9 mi²), all land.(35.3673020, -92.4096005). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census there were 306 people, 137 households, and 90 families in the town. The population density was 61.2/km2 (158.3/mi²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 31.4/km2 (81.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.98% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 137 households 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.7% of households were one person and 19.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.81.
The age distribution was 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median household income was $28,977 and the median family income was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $16,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,342. About 1.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.
Public education for elementary and secondary school students in all parts of Damascus is available from the South Side School District.
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