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Demographics

People

Total Population1,973
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+991
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,620
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,594
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,386

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,837
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$777
Median House Value$124,100

Ancestry

Irish23.3%
Dutch13.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.3%
English8.6%
Scottish5.6%
Norwegian3.2%
French Except Basque3.2%
Belgian2.8%
Italian2.3%
Swedish1.3%
Czech1%
Polish0.9%
African0.5%
Russian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
German0.2%
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Prairie City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes50228
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.59
Approximate Longitude-93.23

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)

StationNEWTON
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationANKENY
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationDES MOINES AP
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colfax1,925$62,153
Mitchellville2,271$61,513
Monroe1,875$71,250
Reasnor175$48,125
Runnells514$77,361
Swan69$36,250

Prairie City Public Libraries

Prairie City Public Library
100 E FIFTH
Prairie City, Iowa
(515) 994-2308

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Prairie City Public Schools

Pcm Middle School
407 Plainsmen Rd
ZIP: 50228
(515) 994-2686
Middle
Total Enrollment 271
Prairie City Elementary School
309 East Plainsmen Road
ZIP: 50228
(515) 994-2377
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
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