Prairie County AR Information

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Prairie County Subdivisions

Prairie County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,606
Population in Households 8,475
Population in Familes 7,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,690
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,511
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,640 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,050 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 832 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $75,279
Average Home Value $93,068
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,579
Average Household Income $46,955
Per Capita Income $20,278
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.57%
Households 0.03% -0.51%
Families -0.21% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 53 31st
Median Household Income # 22 73rd
Per Capita Income # 24 69th

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

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