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Prairie County, AR


Designated Market Area: Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
USDA County Type (2015): Farming
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 8,069   ( 646 from 2010)
Land area: 647.5 square miles
Population density: 12.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:6,884 85.31% 7.8%
Black:84110.42% 20.7%
Indian:360.45% 38.5%
Asian:150.19% 200.0%
2+ races:1091.35% 51.4%
Hispanic:1842.28% 127.2%
Total non-White:1,18514.69% 4.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:162 9.8
Deaths:34120.6
Net Migration: -34-2.1
Net Immigration: 00.0
Change in White population:-586 -6.7
Change in Non-White pop.:-60 -0.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
8,715
7,47085.71%
1,06112.17%
260.30%
50.06%
720.83%
810.93%
1,24514.29%

2000
9,539
8,06084.50%
1,30413.67%
330.35%
160.17%
460.48%
770.81%
1,47915.50%

1990
9,518
8,16285.75%
1,29113.56%
430.45%
00.00%
n/a
220.23%
1,35614.25%

1980
10,140
8,62285.03%
1,39313.74%
220.22%
150.15%
n/a
880.87%
1,51814.97%

1970
10,249
8,50883.01%
1,71416.72%
60.06%
40.04%
n/a
110.11%
1,741 16.99%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
909 9.5
1,05811.1
-766-8.0
50.1
-590 -6.2
-234 -2.5
1990's
NumberRate
1,129 11.9
1,18812.5
-281-3.0
90.1
-102 -1.1
123 1.3
1980's
NumberRate
1,286 12.7
1,080 10.7
-745 -7.3
n/a
-460 -4.5
-162 -1.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-669 -6.5
n/a
114 1.1
-223 -2.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Prairie County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
46.5
1,645 20.4%
6,424 79.6%
1,943 24.1%
3,314
2.43
2,065 62.3%
1,595 77.2%
154 7.5%
1,249 37.7%

2010
NumberPercent
44.5
1,878 21.5%
6,837 78.5%
1,717 19.7%
3,685
2.33
2,539 68.9%
1,938 76.3%
210 8.3%
1,146 31.1%

2000
NumberPercent
39.8
2,278 23.9%
7,261 76.1%
1,653 17.3%
3,869
2.43
2,764 71.4%
2,178 78.8%
233 8.4%
1,105 28.6%

1990
NumberPercent
36.1
2,471 26.0%
7,047 74.0%
1,583 16.6%
3,643
2.59
2,734 75.0%
2,246 82.2%
184 6.7%
909 25.0%

1980
NumberPercent
32.5
3,081 30.4%
7,059 69.6%
1,498 14.8%
3,665
2.77
2,834 77.3%
2,498 88.1%
145 5.1%
831 22.7%

2022 Housing Data for Prairie County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units4,105 
Median Value$87,200 
Occupied3,31480.7%
Vacant79119.3%
Owned2,56277.3%
Rented75222.7%
Median Rent$645 
Single-Family Units2,91070.9%
    Detached2,90170.7%
    Attached90.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units1283.1%
Mobile Homes88421.5%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Prairie County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001725.2%
$10,000 to $14,9991574.7%
$15,000 to $19,9992006.0%
$20,000 to $24,9993019.1%
$25,000 to $29,9992096.3%
$30,000 to $34,9991665.0%
$35,000 to $39,9991925.8%
$40,000 to $44,9991795.4%
$45,000 to $49,9991464.4%
$50,000 to $59,9991775.3%
$60,000 to $74,9992617.9%
$75,000 to $99,99952815.9%
$100,000 to $124,9992808.4%
$125,000 to $149,999762.3%
$150,000 to $199,9991354.1%
$200,000 or more1354.1%
Median Household Income47,045 
Per Capita Income29,018 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state95 
Compared to U.S.73 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2758.3%
Public Assistance421.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps40012.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed3,16365.6%
Unemployed1422.9%
In Armed Forces90.2%
Total Labor Force3,31468.7%
Not in Labor Force1,50731.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,09191654.4%
Non-Profit4335410.8%
Self-Employed46010082.1%
Local Government11216540.4%
State Government9617136.0%
Federal Government0330.0%
Total Private + Self1,5511,01660.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.25172325.8%
Total1,8021,73950.9%
Pct. Govt.16.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts54115.2%
Sales and Office Occupations83223.4%
Professional, Technical58116.3%
Service Occupations59016.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1093.1%
All others1,01728.6%
White Collar 54.9%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance48513.6%
Retail trade41211.6%
Manufacturing37910.6%
Educational services3539.9%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3098.7%
Construction2918.2%
Public administration2156.0%
Transportation and warehousing2156.0%
Other services1945.4%
Finance and insurance1604.5%
Professional, scientific, technical1514.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1052.9%
Wholesale trade962.7%
Accommodation and food services641.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing511.4%
Utilities381.1%
Information220.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation140.4%
Management70.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Prairie County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1401.70%
Puerto Rican00.00%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American00.00%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic310.38%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Hmong170.21%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English7,70898.7%
Spanish981.3%
German, other Germanic70.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish1,11713.6%
German1,06713.0%
English6878.4%
American5576.8%
Dutch3754.6%
Scotch-Irish1792.2%
Eastern European750.9%
Italian690.8%
Scottish580.7%
Czechoslovakian450.5%
Czech400.5%
Swedish370.5%
French170.2%
British160.2%
Polish150.2%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen8,20299.8%
Not a citizen150.2%
Native8,20199.8%
Foreign-born160.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Prairie County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
392 6.5%472 7.9%2,516 42.0%1,656 27.6%596 9.9%362 6.0%
  Average years of education: 12.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 392 6.5%
9-12 Years 472 7.9%
H.S. Grad or GED 2,516 42.0%
Some College 1,656 27.6%
Bach. Degree 596 9.9%
Grad Degree 362 6.0%
Average years of education: 12.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Prairie County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 4,375 4,093 282 6.4% 6.8%
1991 4,374 3,967 407 9.3% 7.3%
1992 3,989 3,461 528 13.2% 7.0%
1993 3,903 3,505 398 10.2% 6.1%
1994 4,187 3,902 285 6.8% 5.4%
1995 4,191 3,946 245 5.8% 4.9%
1996 4,026 3,657 369 9.2% 5.2%
1997 3,836 3,499 337 8.8% 5.1%
1998 3,830 3,550 280 7.3% 5.1%
1999 4,002 3,778 224 5.6% 4.5%
2000 4,406 4,216 190 4.3% 4.2%
2001 4,382 4,187 195 4.5% 4.8%
2002 4,495 4,269 226 5.0% 5.3%
2003 4,495 4,264 231 5.1% 5.8%
2004 4,369 4,141 228 5.2% 5.6%
2005 4,273 4,016 257 6.0% 5.3%
2006 4,455 4,201 254 5.7% 5.2%
2007 4,376 4,121 255 5.8% 5.4%
2008 4,369 4,123 246 5.6% 5.4%
2009 4,276 3,944 332 7.8% 7.7%
2010 3,964 3,613 351 8.9% 7.9%
2011 3,916 3,591 325 8.3% 7.9%
2012 3,842 3,563 279 7.3% 7.3%
2013 3,827 3,564 263 6.9% 7.1%
2014 3,841 3,624 217 5.6% 5.9%
2015 3,744 3,571 173 4.6% 5.0%
2016 3,656 3,516 140 3.8% 4.0%
2017 3,700 3,548 152 4.1% 3.7%
2018 3,558 3,422 136 3.8% 3.7%
2019 3,610 3,456 154 4.3% 3.5%
2020 3,608 3,415 193 5.3% 6.1%
2021 3,536 3,404 132 3.7% 4.1%
2022 3,546 3,441 105 3.0% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com