Prairie County Information

Prairie in Arkansas occupies 676 square miles and has a 2006 population of 8,927, a change from a 2000 population of 9,539 and 9,518 in 1990. 12.1% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 11.4% percent is 25-35, and 13.3% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 24 acts of violent crime reported in Prairie in 2004, a change from 28 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 264 people: 6% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.3%.

Read more about Prairie, Arkansas in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyPrairie 
StateArkansas 
Land Area676 sq. milesRanked 1,506 of 3,140
Population 20068,927Ranked 2,528 of 3,140
Population 20059,031 
Population 20009,539Ranked 2,487 of 3,140
Population 19909,518Ranked 2,432 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion84.8% 
African American14.5% 
Asian American.2% 
Native American.4% 
Pacific Islander% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.6% 
Population 5 to 1411.8% 
Population 15 to 2412.1% 
Population 25 to 3411.4% 
Population 35 to 4413.3% 
Population 45 to 5415% 
Population 55 to 6413.2% 
Population 65 to 749.3% 
Population 75 and up8.4% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2428
Murders / Manslaughters2 
Forcible Rapes2 
Robberies  
Aggravated Assaults20 
Total Property Crimes106125
Burglaries40 
Larceny Thefts52 
Motor Vehicle Thefts14 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population4,4054,405
Unemployed Population264191
Unemployment Rate6%4.3%

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