Prairie County, Arkansas Population 2024

8,019

Prairie County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 8,019 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Prairie County, Arkansas is the 66th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 8,726 and has seen a growth of -8.1% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,894-25-0.32%
20287,919-25-0.31%
20277,944-25-0.31%
20267,969-25-0.31%
20257,994-25-0.31%
20248,019-25-0.31%
20238,044-25-0.31%
20228,069-25-0.31%
20218,094-152-1.84%
20208,2461531.89%
20198,093-7-0.09%
20188,100-163-1.97%
20178,263-4-0.05%
20168,267-44-0.53%
20158,311-44-0.53%
20148,355-26-0.31%
20138,381-107-1.26%
20128,488-116-1.35%
20118,604-122-1.4%
20108,726
19909,518-622-6.13%
198010,140-109-1.06%
197010,249-266-2.53%
196010,515-3,253-23.63%
195013,768-1,536-10.04%
194015,3041170.77%
193015,187-2,260-12.95%
192017,4473,59425.94%
191013,8531,97816.66%
190011,8755014.4%
189011,3742,93934.84%
18808,4352,83150.52%
18705,604-3,250-36.71%
18608,8546,757322.22%
18502,097-5,797-73.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.31% (-25)
County Seat
2020 Population
8,246
Area
648 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.75% (-227)
Founded
November 25, 1846

Prairie County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,97084.82%
Black or African American86610.54%
Two or more races2653.23%
Other race951.16%
Asian170.21%
Native American40.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Prairie County, Arkansas Population by Race

Prairie County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Prairie County, Arkansas Median Age

46.5

Total

44.3

Male

49

Female

Prairie County, Arkansas Adults

There are 6,572 adults, (1,943 of whom are seniors) in Prairie County, Arkansas.

Prairie County, Arkansas Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female4,08949.76%
Male4,12850.24%

Prairie County, Arkansas Population by Age

Prairie County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3142.4377.322.7
Married1,5953.0688.511.5
Non Family1,2491.1869.230.8
Female3703.4459.240.8
Male1004.416733
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3.14

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

77.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prairie County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prairie County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prairie County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Prairie County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,488

Average Earnings

$46,111

Average Male

$31,471

Average Female

Prairie County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prairie County, Arkansas Language

98.66% of Prairie County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 1.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Prairie County, Arkansas Language

Prairie County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,7655247.75%
Black78918022.81%
Multiple2647929.92%
Other951010.53%
Hispanic17074.12%
Native44100%
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9.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.72%

Male Poverty Rate

10.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie County, Arkansas is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.63%.

Prairie County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.74%
High School10.91%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.37%
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Prairie County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed24.51%
Female Unemployed6%
Male Employed5.2%
Female Employed3.76%
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Prairie County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prairie County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prairie County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prairie County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prairie County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

519

Number of Veterans

509

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Prairie County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Prairie County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Prairie County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Prairie County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.15%

Born in Prairie County, Arkansas

99.81%

Native Born

0.19%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.81% of Prairie County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 82.15% having been born in Arkansas. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prairie County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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