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Prairie township, AR map Land area: 29.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,526 (8% urban, 92% rural)
Males: 1,771  (50.2%)
Females: 1,755  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,516 (3,017 owner occupied, 499 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

31%


Races in Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.4%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.68

Prairie township:

2.7 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,637 ($39,917 in 1999)
This township:

$46,637
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $388 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $440)
Here:

$388
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,827 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Prairie township:

$94,827
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,736 - $125,245

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,221
Here:

$133,221
State:

$146,298

In 2-unit structures: $39,461
Here:

$39,461
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $36,029
Here:

$36,029
State:

$38,244
Population density: 119 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

10.2%
Whole state:

15.8%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Goshen Fire Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Prairie township include: Zion Church (A), Mount Vernon Church (B), Oakland Church (C), Salem Church (D), Sons Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hester Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Broccardo Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (20% naturalized citizens)

Prairie township:  0.3%
State:  2.8%

66% of Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Arkansas.

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

  • This state: 1060
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 110
  • South: 7
  • West: 38

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Prairie township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

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Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 417
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • Mobile homes: 64

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,800


Housing units in Prairie township with a mortgage: 147 (5 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 128

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 18
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 77
  • 1960 to 1969: 44
  • 1950 to 1959: 28
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 234

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 94
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9 or more rooms: 49

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 99
  • 3 bedrooms: 193
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 82
  • 2 vehicles: 143
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 61
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie township:

  • German (38.4%)
  • United States or American (15.1%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • Irish (10.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.2%)
  • Welsh (4.0%)
  • Swedish (3.8%)

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

  • Mexico (50%)
  • Vietnam (30%)
  • Germany (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 490 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 80 (13%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

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97.7% of residents of Prairie township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,196
  • In family households: 1,035 (302 male householders, 48 female householders)
    317 spouses, 305 children (294 natural, 0 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 161 (59 male householders (41 living alone)), 72 female householders (67 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 40 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 165 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 15 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 108 1-person, 20 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

769 married couples with children.
80 single-parent households (19 men, 61 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: 10
Here:

25.0%
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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