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Prairie Grove is a town in Arkansas with a population of 5,187. Prairie Grove is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Prairie Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Prairie Grove and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Prairie Grove are highly rated.
About Prairie Grove...
Population
5,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$683
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Prairie Grove Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    217.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    308.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,959.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Prairie Grove

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,250
National
$55,322
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Prairie Grove Reviews

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I love the small town feel. There are always amazing events taking place in town. Yard sales always! So many little antique shops that always have new stuff to shop for. Everyone is super nice and easy to chit chat with. The new town center has added a great safe place for the younger kids to hangout out at. I wish they didn't close down the Walmart or had another type of groceries store. Also another place to eat at instead of Mexican food. Other then that its a great place and its nice.
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Just like any other small town. The city is run by good ole boys. If you haven’t lived here your whole life be prepared to go with what these boys say or you will be treated like a leper. This town is growing like crazy right now and the city and schools are not planning properly. I think once they work out the issues they have with the growth and If they’d shake up some of the old leadership it would be a much better community.
Just sit back kiddies, drink the bleach water and keep your mouth shut. That’s what’s a good little citizen would do.
Prairie Grove is a small quiet town, the older folk tend to be friendly and the people in their 20's-30's are generally quiet and keep to themselves. The biggest complaint I have is the prices of housing, plus the amount of drug addicts in the town is going a little rampant.