Introduction to Prairie Village, Kansas

Prairie Village, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 1 mile NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,072 people resided in Prairie Village.

Prairie Village History

Prairie Village was established in the year 1941. This was initiated with the decision of J. C. Nichols to develop his native Johnson County. In 1949, Prairie Village was deemed to be the best planned community in America according to the National Association of Home Builders. The city was officially recognized in 1951.

Prairie Village and nearby Attractions

  • Highland Village Shopping Center
  • Hillcrest Church
  • Prairie View Park
  • Wonderscope Children's Museum

Things To Do In Prairie Village

The Johnson County Museum of History and the Wonderscope Children's Museum are popular among the residents of Prairie Village. The religious minded can visit the Hillcrest Church. Tourists pick up stuff from the Highland Village Shopping Center and the Trailwood Shopping Center. Parks like Prairie View Park and Windsor Park come with various recreational facilities and are major tourist attractions.

Prairie Village Transportation

Kansas City International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Prairie Village Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities in proximity to Prairie Village including the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.


Total Population 21,730
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,728
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.5%
Median Earnings25+ $51,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,000


Median Family Income $103,603
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 34.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,171
Median House Value $208,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 17.8%
Irish 18.8%

Prairie Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66202, 66204, 66206, 66207, 66208
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.991
Longitude -94.644

Prairie Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Overland (66202, 66204, 66206, 66207, 66208)

Shawnee Mission (66202, 66204, 66206, 66207, 66208)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairway 3,946 $135,938
Leawood 32,842 $158,087
Mission 9,451 $69,940
Mission Hills 3,555 $250
Overland Park 178,945 $93,677

Prairie Village Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
9100 W 74TH STREET
(913) 676-2184
Emergency Service: Yes

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