North Prairie, Wisconsin

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North Prairie, Wisconsin

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High Points

North Prairie strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy North Prairie Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy North Prairie People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% North Prairie Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% North Prairie College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of North Prairie, Wisconsin

Comparing North Prairie to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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North Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53153
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.934
Longitude -88.405

North Prairie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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North Prairie Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,571 100%
Male 782 49.8%
Female 789 50.2%
Under 18 469 29.9%
18+ 1,102 70.1%
65+ 82 5.2%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.22
White 1,558 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.1%

Estimated North Prairie Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,938
Growth 367
Growth % 23.4%

North Prairie 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 47.6%
Polish 11.3%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.5%
Norwegian 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 3.3%
Italian 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Dutch 2.3%
Swedish 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Swiss 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Slovene 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Prairie 1,571 $70,781
Delafield 6,472 $71,955
Dousman 1,584 $53,409
Eagle 1,707 $62,500
Mukwonago 6,162 $64,354
Palmyra 1,766 $50,192
Wales 2,523 $77,468
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