|— City —|
Location in Nevada County and the state of Arkansas
|- Total||6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)|
|- Land||6.5 sq mi (16.9 km2)|
|- Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||325 ft (99 m)|
|- Density||567.1/sq mi (218.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0053784|
Prescott is a city in Nevada County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 3,686 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Nevada County. Chris Moon painted the town mural of the Locomotive.
Prescott is located at .(33.802614, -93.381884)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,686 people, 1,421 households, and 912 families residing in the city. The population density was 564.9 people per square mile (218.3/km²). There were 1,643 housing units at an average density of 251.8/sq mi (97.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.31% White, 44.49% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.17% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,421 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,612, and the median income for a family was $28,665. Males had a median income of $27,384 versus $17,289 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,515. About 27.5% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.7% of those under age 18 and 39.6% of those age 65 or over.