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Prairie Creek, Arkansas
View of Beaver Lake from Prairie Creek, Arkansas
View of Beaver Lake from Prairie Creek, Arkansas
Location in Benton County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Benton County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Land 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,404 ft (428 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,066
 • Density 430/sq mi (166.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 05-57125
GNIS feature ID 0058424

Prairie Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,066 at the 2010 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Prairie Creek is located at 36°20′27″N 94°3′42″W / 36.34083°N 94.06167°W / 36.34083; -94.06167 (36.340915, -94.061603).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,849 people, 832 households, and 607 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 432.3 people per square mile (166.8/km²). There were 914 housing units at an average density of 213.7/sq mi (82.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.35% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 832 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,000, and the median income for a family was $61,709. Males had a median income of $52,969 versus $30,852 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,355. About 2.3% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Prairie Creek Marina, Beaver Lake Arkansas
Prairie Creek Marina, Prairie Creek Park on Beaver Lake. Prairie Creek, Arkansas.

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