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Prairie Grove, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Prairie Grove had a population of 4,987 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie Grove is located at latitude 35.9861 and longitude -94.3034 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairie Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,165 feet.

The City of Prairie Grove (GNIS ID: 2404567) 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 Prairie Grove is located within Township of Prairie Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prairie Grove: Prairiegrove.

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


Total Population 4,987
Population in Households 4,987
Population in Familes 4,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 622
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,877
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,370
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 507 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $155,477
Average Home Value $174,069


Median Household Income $44,837
Average Household Income $60,995
Per Capita Income $22,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.96%
Households 2.0% 1.91%
Families 2.18% 1.76%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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 Grove, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie Grove 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 # 65 88th
Population Density1 # 193 64th
Diversity Index2 # 287 47th
Median Household Income # 107 80th
Per Capita Income # 113 79th

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