Prairie Creek, Arkansas

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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
Coordinates: 36°20′27″N 94°3′42″W / 36.34083°N 94.06167°W / 36.34083; -94.06167Coordinates: 36°20′27″N 94°3′42″W / 36.34083°N 94.06167°W / 36.34083; -94.06167
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.35 sq mi (11.28 km2)
 • Land4.35 sq mi (11.27 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,404 ft (428 m)
 • Total290
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code05-57125
GNIS feature ID0058424

Prairie Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,066 at the 2010 census.[3] It is a lakefront community adjacent to Beaver Lake and Rogers within the Northwest Arkansas region.


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).[4]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] 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.

Human resources

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is provided by Rogers School District.

The primary law enforcement agency in Prairie Creek is the Benton County Sheriff's Office. The Prairie Creek Substation opened on Highway 12 in 2017.[7]


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

The community is home to the Prairie Creek Marina on Beaver Lake. The marina has over 500 boat slips.[8]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Eley, Ashton (June 23, 2017). "Benton County Sheriff's Office opens Prairie Creek substation". Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. WEHCO Media. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  8. ^ Gergeni, Matt (September 30, 2003). "Prairie Creek Marina adds 124 new boat-rental slips". Benton County Daily Record. WEHCO Media. p. 2. Retrieved May 11, 2020 – via Newsbank.