Prairie City, Illinois

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Prairie City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County McDonough
Standard Zip Codes 61470
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.621
Longitude -90.461

Prairie City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station HAVANA 4 NNE
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Prairie City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 461 100%
Male 221 47.9%
Female 240 52.1%
Under 18 132 28.6%
18+ 329 71.4%
65+ 89 19.3%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.13
White 450 97.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.9%

Estimated Prairie City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 432
Growth -29
Growth % -6.3%

Prairie City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 27.5%
US/American 27%
English 9%
Irish 8.1%
Swedish 7.1%
Dutch 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Hungarian 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Czech 2.4%
Italian 1.4%
Scottish 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Prairie City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Walnut Grove (61470)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Prairie City 461 $40,313
Avon 915 $38,819
Bardolph 253 $30,208
Bushnell 3,221 $38,450
London Mills 447 $46,786
Marietta 150 $38,750
St. Augustine 152 $35,357
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