Prairie strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):
Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Prairie to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):
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|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
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|Portion of People Married|
|People Above Poverty|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Short Commute Times|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|People Living Alone|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Nearest Large City||39 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri|
|Standard Zip Codes||62261, 62277|
|Phone Area Codes||618|
|Time Zone||Central (-6 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||KASKASKIA RIV NAV LOCK|
|Jan Temp||22 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||45 to 68 F|
|Jul Temp||68 to 91 F|
|Oct Temp||46 to 71 F|
|Annual Precip||39.6 inches|
|Jan Temp||18 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||41 to 67 F|
|Jul Temp||64 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||42 to 70 F|
|Annual Precip||39.9 inches|
|Jan Temp||18 to 39 F|
|Apr Temp||43 to 67 F|
|Jul Temp||66 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||44 to 69 F|
|Annual Precip||42.7 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.16|
|American Indian & Alaskan||2||0.3%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||0||0%|
|Est. 2005 Population||589|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||25.6%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||8.7%|
According to the US Postal Service, Prairie, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Modoc (62261)
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