Prairie County AR Information


Prairie County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,349
Daytime Population: Workers 2,353
Daytime Population: Residents 4,770
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 8,218
Population in Familes 6,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $38,396
Average Household Income $48,820
Per Capita Income $21,134


Total Housing Units 4,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,604 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 959 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 940 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $84,912
Average Home Value $108,554


Total Households 3,563
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,424
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 -0.59% -0.81%
Households -0.46% -0.73%
Families -0.64% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.23%


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, 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 # 68 11th
Population Density # 67 12th
Diversity Index # 54 29th
Median Household Income # 33 57th
Per Capita Income # 37 52nd

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