Prairie Creek, Arkansas

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Population in 2010: 2,066. Population change since 2000: +11.7%
Males: 1,000  (48.4%)
Females: 1,066  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  52.8 years
Arkansas median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 72756.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,841 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Prairie Creek:

$53,841
AR:

$41,995

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $33,517 (it was $37,355 in 2000)

Prairie Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $186,699 (it was $124,600 in 2000)
Prairie Creek:

$186,699
AR:

$120,700

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $215,079; Detached houses: $223,139; Townhouses or other attached units: $141,241; In 2-unit structures: $140,262; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,388; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,821; Mobile homes: $62,696

Median gross rent in 2015: $848.

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  • Races in Prairie Creek, AR (2010)

    Prairie Creek races chart
    • 1,93293.5%White alone
    • 422.0%Hispanic
    • 271.3%American Indian alone
    • 261.3%Asian alone
    • 261.3%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Black alone
    • 20.10%Other race alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Prairie Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prairie Creek: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.9%), American (12.9%), English (7.8%), Irish (5.8%), Norwegian (5.6%), Czech (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.28 square miles.

Population density: 483 people per square mile   (low).

Prairie Creek,AR real estate house value index trend

Prairie Creek, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Prairie Creek:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

64 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.7% North America).

This place:

2.9%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,443 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,491 (0.7%)

Prairie Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (19.1 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (105.6 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (290.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Avoca, AR (2.0 miles ), Rogers, AR (2.1 miles ), Little Flock, AR (2.3 miles ), Lowell, AR (2.7 miles ), Pea Ridge, AR (2.8 miles ), Bentonville, AR (2.9 miles ), Bethel Heights, AR (3.0 miles ), Garfield, AR (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.34 N, Longitude: 94.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 479

Prairie Creek household income distribution Prairie Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Prairie Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prairie Creek, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prairie Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Prairie Creek place center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/24/1954, a category F3 tornado 11.5 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prairie Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from Prairie Creek center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from Prairie Creek center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairie Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Prairie Creek:

  • ST MARY'S HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • MEDI HOME OF ROGERS (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • NEW HOPE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • HERITAGE PARK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • ASHLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROGERS, AR)
  • BENTON CO HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ROGERS, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie Creek:

  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 7 miles; Bentonville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,634)
  • University of Arkansas (about 21 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • John Brown University (about 30 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Crowder College (about 37 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 57 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 59 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Northeastern State University (about 59 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)

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Notable location: Beaver Lake Fire Department Prairie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.1%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.0%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Arkansas average:

11.8

Prairie Creek travel time to work - commute Prairie Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Prairie Creek CDP (based on Benton County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant72,566228
Catholic16,7574
Mainline Protestant14,83943
Other4,85720
None112,320-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Benton County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Benton County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Benton County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Prairie Creek:

55.3%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prairie Creek:

53.5%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prairie Creek:

18.7%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prairie Creek:

11.7%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prairie Creek:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.2%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Prairie Creek:

58.3%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prairie Creek, AR Residents

8.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, AR  1.98% ($37,183 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.54% ($23,124)
from McDonald County, MO  0.16% ($28,943)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, AR  1.86% ($33,096 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.15% ($30,672)
to Delaware County, OK  0.14% ($38,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie Creek:

  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KREB (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BENTONVILLE/BELLA VI, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KZRA (1590 AM; 3 kW; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZAR (1390 AM; 1 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHS (1480 AM; 5 kW; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie Creek:

  • KMXF (101.9 FM; LOWELL, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMO-FM (94.3 FM; ROGERS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIGL (93.3 FM; SELIGMAN, MO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSEC (95.7 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: BENTONVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K203CE (88.5 FM; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KXNA (104.9 FM; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFAY-FM (98.3 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KAPG (88.1 FM; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKEG (92.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KBNV (90.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTCN (100.9 FM; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMCK-FM (105.7 FM; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KREB-FM (99.5 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KAYH (89.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FAMILY VISION MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBVA (106.5 FM; BELLA VISTA, AR; Owner: GAYLA JOY HENDREN)
  • K244DS (96.7 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • KKIX (103.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTHS-FM (107.1 FM; BERRYVILLE, AR; Owner: KTHS/KSCC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie Creek:

  • KFAA (Channel 51; ROGERS, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K67EO (Channel 67; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KWBS-TV (Channel 34; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • K14IT (Channel 14; BENTONVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K62DQ (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, ETC., AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K64FO (Channel 64; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KHOG-TV (Channel 29; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: KHBS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K15DR (Channel 15; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K59ES (Channel 59; HINDSVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KNJE-LP (Channel 68; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: TV-34, INC., AN ARKANSAS CORPORATION)
  • KSBN-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: TOTAL LIFE COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KVAQ-LP (Channel 20; SPRINGDALE, AR; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)
  • K09VM (Channel 9; ANDERSON, ETC., MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KFFS-CA (Channel 36; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K45EI (Channel 45; BENTONVILLE & ROGERS, AR; Owner: VICTORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K18EG (Channel 18; EUREKA SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED FOR CHRIST)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 150Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 212Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$102,9829$166,38729$137,7603$37,0408$143,6051$13,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$294,8800$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$106,2131$97,23014$146,4601$18,0601$60,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$68,8951$72,3708$173,3300$01$55,9800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$93,3400$01$178,9000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$79,3101$190,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$117,2300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0202.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

Prairie Creek compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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