Damascus, Arkansas Population 2024

393

Damascus is a city located in Faulkner County and Van Buren County Arkansas. Damascus has a 2024 population of 393. Damascus is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 2.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 385 in 2020.

The average household income in Damascus is $68,901 with a poverty rate of 22.35%. The median age in Damascus is 46.3 years: 46.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Damascus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Damascus was:

  • White: 81.16%
  • Two or more races: 17.17%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
211.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.08% (8)
The current population of Damascus, Arkansas is 393 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 385.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29381.16%
Two or more races6217.17%
Black or African American51.39%
Other race10.28%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Damascus Population by Race

Damascus Population Pyramid 2024

Damascus Median Age

46.3

Total

46.6

Male

42.6

Female

Damascus Adults

There are 298 adults, (87 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female17147.37%
Male19052.63%

Damascus Population by Age

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1362.6577.222.8
Married683.1288.211.8
Non Family411.180.519.5
Female2544060
Male221000

3.29

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Damascus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade145.15%
Associates Degree279.93%
Bachelors Degree4315.81%
Graduate Degree186.62%
High School Graduate13650%
Less Than 9th Grade51.84%
Some College2910.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Damascus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23021158
2+ Races34341
Hispanic552
Black550
Other Race110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 40%.

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,000$61,806$37,321
Graduate Degree$56,875$0$55,625
High School Graduate$47,750$55,750$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$47,188$60,694$35,000
Some College$38,750$72,083$31,250

$47,188

Average Earnings

$60,694

Average Male

$35,000

Average Female

Damascus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Damascus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Damascus Language

99.42% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 0.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Damascus Language

Damascus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple624674.19%
White2883411.81%

22.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.89%

Male Poverty Rate

27.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Multiple, with 74.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 11.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.12%.

Damascus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.11%
High School35.29%
Some College3.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Damascus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,750$81,623
Households$62,083$68,901
Married Families$87,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,036$39,422

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Damascus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Damascus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Damascus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War6
Vietnam1
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Damascus Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 649
75+7
18 to 344
35 to 542
65 to 740

Damascus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White218.71%
Hispanic240%
2+ Races11.96%

Damascus Veterans by Race

Damascus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.9%

Labor Force Participation

41.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.67%

Born in Damascus

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 78.67% having been born in Arkansas. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Damascus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202940320.5%
202840120.5%
202739920.5%
202639720.51%
202539520.51%
202439320.51%
202339100%
202239151.3%
202138610.26%
202038510.26%
201938441.05%
201838000%
2017380-1-0.26%
2016381-4-1.04%
2015385-4-1.03%
201438930.78%
2013386-4-1.03%
2012390-1-0.26%
2011391-4-1.01%
201039500%

Damascus Population by Year