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Des Arc, Missouri
Village
Location of Des Arc, Missouri
Location of Des Arc, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Iron
Area
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
551 ft (168 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 177
 • Estimate 
(2012)
173
 • Density 842.9/sq mi (325.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63636
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-19198
GNIS feature ID 0716847

Des Arc is a village in Iron County, Missouri, United States. The population was 177 at the 2010 census.

History

Des Arc was laid out in 1871. According to folk etymology, Des Arc, meaning "the bend", was so named from a big bend in the railroad at the town site. However, the State Historical Society of Missouri believes the name may be a corrupton of aux arcs, the origin of the name Ozarks. A post office called Des Arc has been in operation since 1871.

Geography

Des Arc is located at 37°17′03″N 90°38′06″W / 37.284235°N 90.635063°W / 37.284235; -90.635063.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 94
1890 413 339.4%
1900 180 −56.4%
1910 287 59.4%
1920 167 −41.8%
1930 152 −9.0%
1940 399 162.5%
1950 376 −5.8%
1960 275 −26.9%
1970 222 −19.3%
1980 237 6.8%
1990 173 −27.0%
2000 187 8.1%
2010 177 −5.3%
Est. 2015 166 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 177 people, 68 households, and 46 families residing in the village. The population density was 842.9 inhabitants per square mile (325.4/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 409.5 per square mile (158.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.92% White, 1.69% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, and 2.82% from two or more races.

There were 68 households of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the village was 40.1 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 187 people, 74 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density was 889.6 people per square mile (343.8/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 404.4 per square mile (156.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.93% White, 0.53% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 74 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,461. About 26.6% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under the age of 18 and 20.0% of those 65 or over.

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