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Prescott, Arkansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Prescott had a population of 3,027 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Prescott, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,027
Daytime Population: Workers 2,264
Daytime Population: Residents 1,891
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 2,877
Population in Familes 2,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density2 465
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $27,661
Average Household Income $44,451
Per Capita Income $18,686


Total Housing Units 1,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 553 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $70,250
Average Home Value $81,050


Total Households 1,210
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 792
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.17% -1.21%
Households -1.21% -1.25%
Families -1.33% -1.4%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 2017 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 # 102 81st
Population Density # 253 53rd
Diversity Index # 36 93rd
Median Household Income # 495 9th
Per Capita Income # 400 26th

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