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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,824
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+11,617
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.1%
Median Earnings25+$52,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,630
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,243
Median House Value$228,900

Ancestry

German27.6%
Irish19.4%
English18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
Italian5.2%
Polish4.6%
French Except Basque4.4%
Scottish3.8%
Swedish3.3%
Russian1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Czech1.3%
Welsh1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Danishn1%
Croatian0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Arab0.2%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Prairie Village Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66208, 66207, 66202, 66204, 66206
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-94.63

Prairie Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationHILLSDALE LAKE
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,964$136,838
Leawood33,763$167,702
Mission9,490$70,222
Mission Hills3,582$250
Overland Park183,775$99,464

Prairie Village Private Schools

Highlawn Montessori School
3531 Somerset Dr
ZIP: 66208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Kansas City Christian School
4801 W 79th St
ZIP: 66208
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 422
Monarch Montessori School
7501 Belinder Ave
ZIP: 66208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St Ann School
7241 Mission Rd
ZIP: 66208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 435
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