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People

Total Population 508
Male Share of the Population 53.3%
Female Share of the Population 46.7%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 165
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,972
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.1%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $48,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.1%
Irish 10.2%

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

Prairie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 62261, 62277
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.083
Longitude -90.095

Prairie 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 KASKASKIA RIV NAV LOCK
Distance 10.5 miles
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
Station FESTUS
Distance 20.9 miles
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
Station FARMINGTON
Distance 26.3 miles
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Modoc (62261)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 409 $54,063
Ellis Grove 439 $61,033
Evansville 671 $50,625

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

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