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Prairie Grove is a town in Arkansas with a population of 5,493. Prairie Grove is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Prairie Grove offers residents a rural 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
5,493

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
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
    152
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    304
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,043.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Prairie Grove

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,914
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.