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Prescott, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Prescott is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nevada County at latitude 33.8043 and longitude -93.3912. Nevada County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Prescott, but most people and references simply refer to it as Prescott, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Prescott indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Prescott, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,182
Population in Households 3,032
Population in Familes 2,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density1 489
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 687 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 598 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $51,163
Average Home Value $68,076


Median Household Income $26,090
Average Household Income $37,476
Per Capita Income $15,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.82% -0.88%
Households -0.67% -0.85%
Families -0.76% -0.99%
Median Household Income   3.93%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 96 82nd
Population Density1 # 247 55th
Diversity Index2 # 44 92nd
Median Household Income # 502 7th
Per Capita Income # 483 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.