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Prairie Grove, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Prairie Grove had a population of 5,197 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prairie Grove: Prairiegrove.

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


Total Population 5,197
Daytime Population: Workers 1,424
Daytime Population: Residents 2,520
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,944
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 5,197
Population in Familes 4,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 649
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $44,802
Average Household Income $61,334
Per Capita Income $23,178


Total Housing Units 2,211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,454 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 506 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $161,724
Average Home Value $181,469


Total Households 1,960
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,434
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 2.39% 2.07%
Households 2.33% 2.02%
Families 2.52% 1.95%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 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 # 64 88th
Population Density # 181 67th
Diversity Index # 291 46th
Median Household Income # 117 79th
Per Capita Income # 144 74th

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