Prairie County AR Information


Prairie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,593
Population in Households 8,462
Population in Familes 6,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 3,674
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,652 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,022 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 831 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $81,200
Average Home Value $102,555


Median Household Income $36,850
Average Household Income $46,016
Per Capita Income $19,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.5%
Households -0.05% -0.39%
Families -0.3% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Prairie County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents 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 # 68 11th
Population Density1 # 67 12th
Diversity Index2 # 54 29th
Median Household Income # 36 53rd
Per Capita Income # 43 44th

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