Demographics

People

Total Population2,204
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+1,086
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.6%
Median Earnings25+$43,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,092

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,259
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$783
Median House Value$132,500

Ancestry

German30.2%
Irish14.8%
Dutch12.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.5%
English8.3%
Scottish6.8%
Belgian2.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian2%
Italian1.8%
Swiss1.3%
Czech1%
Swedish1%
Polish0.9%
African0.5%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
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Prairie City Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyJasper 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
Colfax1,915$66,250
Mitchellville2,304$73,125
Monroe1,743$77,273
Reasnor138$51,500
Runnells515$90,500
Swan68$0

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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