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People

Total Population 1,848
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 863
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,157

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,750
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $764
Median House Value $123,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 22.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Prairie City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 50228
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.599
Longitude -93.235

Prairie City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWTON
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colfax 1,848 $61,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Library
Prairie City Public Library
"203 EAST JEFFERSON, BOX 113"
Prairie City, Iowa
(515) 994-2308

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