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Prairie County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2019: 8,239 (all rural); it was 9,539 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,254
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,477
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,833
Renter-occupied apartments: 954 (it was 1,061 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 646 sq. mi.

Water area: 29.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Prairie County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.3%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Prairie County, AR (2019)
    • 6,93084.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,03512.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1461.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 450.5%Two or more races
    • 330.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 170.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Males: 4,103  (49.8%)
Females: 4,136  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Prairie County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,874 ($29,990 in 1999)
This county:

$43,874
Arkansas:

$48,952

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $369 (lower quartile is $231, upper quartile is $509)
This county:

$369
State:

$576


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $71,830 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Prairie:

$71,830
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,927 - $120,381

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $121,336
Here:

$121,336
State:

$183,629

Mobile homes: $77,488
Here:

$77,488
State:

$68,924

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $872
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 131

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 15

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 32
  • Auto thefts: 11
Prairie County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $42,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $59,000
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Prairie, AR residents
Average permit cost in Prairie, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $467 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $483 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Prairie, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Prairie, AR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Prairie, AR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.1%
Prairie County:

14.1%
Arkansas:

16.2%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 91.4% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.1 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 49.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.5 years old, Black residents: 40.7 years old, American Indian residents: 85.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 40.1 years old, Other race residents: 38.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Prairie County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $571 a month.

Cities in this county include: Des Arc, Hazen, De Valls Bluff, Fredonia (Biscoe), Ulm.

Prairie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Guadalupe County, New Mexico , Chester County, South Carolina , Hardin County, Tennessee , Latimer County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

5.7%

Unemployment by year in Prairie, AR
County total employment by year in Prairie, AR
County average yearly wages by year in Prairie, AR

Current college students: 167
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (43.2% naturalized citizens)

Prairie County:

0.2%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 112000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 61980 to 1989
  • 41970 to 1979
  • 20Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.8%

Prairie County marital status for males Prairie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,196
  • One, attached: 25
  • Two: 62
  • 3 or 4: 97
  • 5 to 9: 79
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 1,071
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Prairie County with a mortgage: 1,085 (11 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,739

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

53.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Prairie County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,24822
Mainline Protestant7605
Black Protestant1781
Catholic1761
None4,353-
Prairie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Prairie County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Prairie County:

11.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Prairie County:

10.6%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Prairie County:

29.7%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Prairie County:

Average size of farms: 714 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $148,419
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $245.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $119,839
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.00%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 77.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,264
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.63
Corn for grain: 2236 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 32785 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1100 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 129240 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 112 acres

Earthquake activity:

Prairie County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 440% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 89.1 miles away from Prairie County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the county 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 154.9 miles away from Prairie County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 299.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4518, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 2017 - May 19, 2017, FEMA Id: 4318, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to March 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4270: May 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 4270, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1872: February 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1872, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1861: December 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 02, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1793: September 18, 2008, FEMA Id: 1793, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Prairie County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winds: 2, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prairie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,623 (72.9%)
  • Carpooled: 173 (7.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 49 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 93 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 288 (12.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (56%)
  • Iraq (39%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie County


  • American (9%)
  • English (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Czechoslovakian (1%)
  • Czech (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
124 people in nursing homes
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,817.

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.74% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($28,779 average AGI)
0.73% relocated from other states ($6,624 average AGI)
Prairie County:

0.73%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lonoke County, AR  1.32% ($32,694 average AGI)
from Arkansas County, AR  0.73% ($38,750)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.75% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($33,045 average AGI)
0.73% relocated to other states ($3,484 average AGI)
Prairie County:

0.73%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lonoke County, AR  1.57% ($31,442 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.95% ($36,231)
to White County, AR  0.81% ($31,591)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Prairie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Prairie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Prairie County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prairie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Prairie County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prairie County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prairie County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Prairie County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Prairie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,914 (1,482 aged, 432 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 216 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Prairie County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (246)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (97)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (21)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)
  • Congestive heart failure (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,239
  • Male householders: 1,866 (608 living alone), Female householders: 1,927 (650 living alone)
  • 1,848 spouses (1,844 opposite-sex spouses), 123 unmarried partners, (109 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,828 children (1,685 natural, 18 adopted, 122 stepchildren), 173 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 30 parents, 74 foster children, 103 other relatives, 43 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 136

Size of family households: 1,267 2-persons, 538 3-persons, 391 4-persons, 206 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,255 1-person, 67 2-persons, 2 4-persons.

950 married couples with children.
456 single-parent households (157 men, 299 women).

98.8% of residents of Prairie speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,363,000 ($8,422 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,202,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,321,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,443,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,509,000
Federal grants: $13,422,000
Federal procurement contracts: $434,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,234,000 ($3,326,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $357,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,983,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,503,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 550
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 595
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -364
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Prairie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • 1402014 or later
  • 2022010 to 2013
  • 6092000 to 2009
  • 7311990 to 1999
  • 5631980 to 1989
  • 8081970 to 1979
  • 5461960 to 1969
  • 4281950 to 1959
  • 1751940 to 1949
  • 3781939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • 101 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 1233 rooms
  • 4614 rooms
  • 6765 rooms
  • 6266 rooms
  • 2947 rooms
  • 2898 rooms
  • 2819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • 71 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 1383 rooms
  • 2884 rooms
  • 2485 rooms
  • 1156 rooms
  • 997 rooms
  • 398 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • 10no bedroom
  • 921 bedroom
  • 5992 bedrooms
  • 1,7023 bedrooms
  • 3534 bedrooms
  • 485+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie County, Arkansas
  • 7no bedroom
  • 1471 bedroom
  • 3402 bedrooms
  • 4203 bedrooms
  • 604 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 66no vehicle
  • 8081 vehicle
  • 1,1002 vehicles
  • 4803 vehicles
  • 2044 vehicles
  • 1535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 145no vehicle
  • 5391 vehicle
  • 2272 vehicles
  • 693 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.3% of Prairie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Arkansas.

Prairie County:

89.3%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 6,785
  • Other state: 1,357
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 380
  • South: 684
  • West: 261
Year householders moved into unit in Prairie County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Prairie County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.3%Electricity
  • 29.7%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 53
Here:

7.5%
Arkansas:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

4.8%
Arkansas:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

5.0%
Arkansas:

17.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Prairie County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $203,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,384,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $387,000
    Central Staff Services: $284,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000
    General - Other: $221,000
    Libraries: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    General Public Buildings: $25,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000
    Other: $16,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $397,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,437,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $254,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $172,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,446,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $252,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $594,000
    Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,444,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,206,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000

Prairie County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $203,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,384,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $387,000
    Central Staff Services: $284,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000
    General - Other: $221,000
    Libraries: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    General Public Buildings: $25,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000
    Other: $16,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $397,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,437,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $254,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $172,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,446,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $252,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $594,000
    Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,444,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,206,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000

Prairie County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $203,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,384,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $387,000
    Central Staff Services: $284,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000
    General - Other: $221,000
    Libraries: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    General Public Buildings: $25,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000
    Other: $16,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $397,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,437,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $254,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $172,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,446,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $252,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $594,000
    Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,444,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,206,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000

Prairie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $203,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,384,000
    Police Protection: $1,058,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $387,000
    Central Staff Services: $284,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000
    General - Other: $221,000
    Libraries: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000
    General Public Buildings: $25,000
    Health - Other: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000
    Other: $16,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $397,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,437,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,248,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $254,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $172,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,446,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $252,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $594,000
    Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,444,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,206,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 354
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 303
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 194
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 91
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 160
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 136
Most common first names in Prairie County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9372.0 years
John9174.3 years
William9173.7 years
Mary7075.6 years
George5577.9 years
Robert4773.6 years
Charles3473.3 years
Willie2776.9 years
Henry2579.4 years
Roy2374.2 years
Most common last names in Prairie County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4475.4 years
Jones2979.0 years
White2973.6 years
King2969.4 years
Williams2575.7 years
Taylor2475.1 years
Johnson2476.5 years
Rogers2278.1 years
Raper2177.8 years
Hill1975.7 years
Businesses in Prairie County, AR
NameCountNameCount
Lane Furniture1Super 81
Rodeway Inn1True Value2
Subway1

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