Prairie City, Iowa Population 2024

1,719

Prairie City is a city located in Jasper County Iowa. Prairie City has a 2024 population of 1,719. Prairie City is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 1.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,696 in 2020.

The average household income in Prairie City is $98,758 with a poverty rate of 3.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prairie City is 36.7 years, 36.4 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Prairie City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Prairie City was:

  • White: 97.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,387.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.36% (23)
The current population of Prairie City, Iowa is 1,719 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,696.

Prairie City, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,71597.33%
Two or more races331.87%
Black or African American120.68%
Asian20.11%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Prairie City Population by Race

Prairie City Population Pyramid 2024

Prairie City Median Age

36.7

Total

36.4

Male

37.3

Female

Prairie City Adults

There are 1,200 adults, (204 of whom are seniors) in Prairie City.

Prairie City Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie City Sex Ratio

Female91151.7%
Male85148.3%

Prairie City Population by Age

Prairie City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6642.6469.330.7
Married3993.281.218.8
Non Family1591.0767.332.7
Female912.8624.275.8
Male153.0746.753.3
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prairie City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Prairie City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prairie City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 35.71%.

Prairie City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,037

Average Earnings

$67,545

Average Male

$43,578

Average Female

Prairie City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prairie City Language

99.02% of Prairie City residents speak only English, while 0.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Prairie City Language

Prairie City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,698563.3%
Multiple3326.06%
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3.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.88%

Male Poverty Rate

4.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie City is Multiple, with 6.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie City is White, with 3.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 4.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.45%.

Prairie City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.52%
High School6.12%
Some College4.89%
Bachelors or Greater
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Prairie City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.27%
Male Employed0.91%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Prairie City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prairie City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.9%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prairie City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prairie City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prairie City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

94

Number of Veterans

79

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Prairie City Veterans by War

count

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Prairie City Veterans by Age

count

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Prairie City Veterans by Race

Prairie City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.6%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76%

Labor Force Participation

71.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prairie City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79%

Born in Prairie City

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.21% of Prairie City residents were born in the United States, with 79% having been born in Iowa. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Prairie City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,73940.23%
20281,73540.23%
20271,73140.23%
20261,72740.23%
20251,72340.23%
20241,71940.23%
20231,71540.23%
20221,71140.23%
20211,707110.65%
20201,696-20-1.17%
20191,716-8-0.46%
20181,724-3-0.17%
20171,727170.99%
20161,710120.71%
20151,698110.65%
20141,687140.84%
20131,67340.24%
20121,669-1-0.06%
20111,670-8-0.48%
20101,678
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Prairie City Population by Year