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The City of Prescott had a population of 3,215 as of July 1, 2016. Prescott ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 33.8043 and longitude -93.3912 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2404569) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Prescott is located within Township of Missouri, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prescott population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Prescott, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,215
Population in Households 3,066
Population in Familes 2,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,291
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 842
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 694 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 597 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $63,993
Average Home Value $76,987


Median Household Income $24,845
Average Household Income $41,397
Per Capita Income $17,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.38%
Households -0.38% -0.39%
Families -0.58% -0.58%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Prescott, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 82nd
Population Density1 # 246 55th
Diversity Index2 # 38 94th
Median Household Income # 509 6th
Per Capita Income # 425 21st

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