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Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,072

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 167

Female householder, no husband present : 397

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,034

Householder not living alone : 198


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 136

Female householder and female partner : 13

Female householder and male partner : 35

All other households : 3,684


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,732

Renter-occupied housing units : 340

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 98

Renter-occupied housing units : 69

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 212

Renter-occupied housing units : 185

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 615

Renter-occupied housing units : 617


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Less than $10,000 : 553

$10,000 to $14,999 : 262

$15,000 to $19,999 : 333

$20,000 to $24,999 : 425

$25,000 to $29,999 : 240

$30,000 to $34,999 : 357

$35,000 to $39,999 : 246

$40,000 to $44,999 : 184

$45,000 to $49,999 : 185

$50,000 to $59,999 : 322

$60,000 to $74,999 : 292

$75,000 to $99,999 : 289

$100,000 to $124,999 : 110

$125,000 to $149,999 : 38

$150,000 to $199,999 : 17

$200,000 or more : 15


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Total : 4,988


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Occupied : 3,868

Vacant : 1,120


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Built 2005 or later : 39

Built 2000 to 2004 : 197

Built 1990 to 1999 : 548

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,051

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,015

Built 1960 to 1969 : 828

Built 1950 to 1959 : 490

Built 1940 to 1949 : 261

Built 1939 or earlier : 559


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Utility gas : 1,402

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 495

Electricity : 1,687

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 36

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 202

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 38

No fuel used : 8


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Less than $10,000 : 128

$10,000 to $14,999 : 78

$15,000 to $19,999 : 68

$20,000 to $24,999 : 164

$25,000 to $29,999 : 97

$30,000 to $34,999 : 109

$35,000 to $39,999 : 127

$40,000 to $49,999 : 92

$50,000 to $59,999 : 203

$60,000 to $69,999 : 266

$70,000 to $79,999 : 339

$80,000 to $89,999 : 138

$90,000 to $99,999 : 138

$100,000 to $124,999 : 307

$125,000 to $149,999 : 104

$150,000 to $174,999 : 166

$175,000 to $199,999 : 27

$200,000 to $249,999 : 38

$250,000 to $299,999 : 16

$300,000 to $399,999 : 17

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 35

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 12

Home equity loan only : 45

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 13

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,082

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,505


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Prairie County, Arkansas)

Built 2005 or later : $8,800

Built 2000 to 2004 : $71,300

Built 1990 to 1999 : $69,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $63,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $59,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $79,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $71,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $66,200


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Prairie County, Arkansas: 68.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Arkansas: 67.6%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Prairie County, Arkansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 5 5 $422,247
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $422,247
2000        
  Single Family 4 4 $245,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $245,000
2001        
  Single Family 2 2 $88,531
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $88,531
2002        
  Single Family 5 5 $445,409
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $445,409
2003        
  Single Family 9 9 $848,411
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 10 $533,800
  Total

10 19 $1,382,211
2004        
  Single Family 2 2 $250,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $250,000
2005        
  Single Family 7 7 $790,470
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

7 7 $790,470
2006        
  Single Family 5 5 $213,975
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $213,975


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Prairie County, AR): $29,990
Median Household Income In 2000 (Arkansas): $32,182


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Prairie County): $50,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Arkansas): $67,400


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Prairie County, Arkansas

Utility Gas: 37.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 21.4%
Electricity: 35.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 5.9%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Prairie County, Arkansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 12.21%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 87.79%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Prairie County): $336
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Arkansas): $453
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Prairie County): $494


(updated 2010)



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