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Prairie County Statistics

Facts

Land area648.0 square miles
Population Density13.4 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)8,374
Population change-3.9%
Under 5 years of age4.9%
Under 1820.8%
65 and over21.8%
Females50.8%
White86.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race1
Asian0.1%
Two or more races1%
Black or African American12.2%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school79%
Had a bachelor degree or higher9.3%
Veterans824

Households and Housing

Households3,737
Persons per household2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more90.2%
Median household income$34,855
The Per capita income$18,137
Live below the poverty line21.2%
Housing units4,465
Multi-unit structures8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$72,400
Residents owning their homes72.9%

Business Facts

Total number of firms572
Women-owned firms9.3%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$39,496
Retail sales per capita$4,481
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$28,389
Source US Census Data