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Prairie township, AR map Land area: 39.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 561 (all rural)
Males: 285  (50.8%)
Females: 276  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 561 (473 owner occupied, 88 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Median age of males: 35.9
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.66

Prairie township:

2.7 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,115 ($40,089 in 1999)
This township:

$47,115
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $369 (lower quartile is $281, upper quartile is $454)
Here:

$369
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,836 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Prairie township:

$104,836
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,599 - $148,107

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $158,526
Here:

$158,526
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $42,705
Here:

$42,705
State:

$38,244
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.7%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Cities in this township include: Pindall.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Prairie township: Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Nichols Cemetery (1), Kilburn Cemetery (2), Glencoe Cemetery (3), Trammell Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Branch (A), West Fork Clear Creek (B), East Fork Clear Creek (C), Dugget Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (0% naturalized citizens)

Prairie township:  0.4%
State:  2.8%

60% of Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Arkansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 324
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 182
  • South: 18
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000

Prairie township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 203
  • Two: 4
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Prairie township with a mortgage: 80 (19 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 21
  • 1970 to 1979: 40
  • 1960 to 1969: 31
  • 1950 to 1959: 18
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 113

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 104
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 40
  • 2 vehicles: 89
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 21
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (16%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Woodworkers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie township:

  • German (40.5%)
  • English (21.7%)
  • United States or American (14.1%)
  • Irish (10.4%)
  • Dutch (4.7%)
  • Norwegian (2.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 176 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 45 (18%)
  • Walked: 14 (6%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

98.8% of residents of Prairie township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 552
  • In family households: 472 (130 male householders, 26 female householders)
    139 spouses, 156 children (153 natural, 3 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 18 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 80 (38 male householders (32 living alone)), 34 female householders (34 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 73 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 66 1-person, 6 2-persons,

117 married couples with children.
20 single-parent households (9 men, 11 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

60.0%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Prairie township:

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