Prairie City, Illinois Population 2024

404

Prairie City is a city located in McDonough County Illinois. Prairie City has a 2024 population of 404. Prairie City is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -0.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 407 in 2020.

The average household income in Prairie City is $50,067 with a poverty rate of 12.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prairie City is 51.3 years, 52.8 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Prairie City Demographics

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

  • White: 79.37%
  • Two or more races: 14.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.44%
  • Asian: 3.15%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
400.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.74% (-3)
The current population of Prairie City, Illinois is 404 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 407.

Prairie City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27779.37%
Two or more races4914.04%
Black or African American123.44%
Asian113.15%
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

51.3

Total

52.8

Male

48

Female

Prairie City Adults

There are 284 adults, (89 of whom are seniors) in Prairie City.

Prairie City Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie City Sex Ratio

Female18853.87%
Male16146.13%

Prairie City Population by Age

Prairie City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1442.2987.512.5
Married663.32973
Non Family531.0277.422.6
Female142.3678.621.4
Male112.1890.99.1
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

87.5%

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 asian people with a rate of 72.73%.

Prairie City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,313

Average Earnings

$50,000

Average Male

$33,000

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

98.81% of Prairie City residents speak only English, while 1.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Prairie City Language

Prairie City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2584015.5%
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12.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.83%

Male Poverty Rate

6.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie City is White, with 15.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie City is White, with 15.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.8%.

Prairie City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50%
High School17.44%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater
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Prairie City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed16.18%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
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

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

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 45-54, 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

31

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

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

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

2.1%

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

77.94%

Born in Prairie City

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.57% of Prairie City residents were born in the United States, with 77.94% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Prairie City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029404
2028404
2027404
2026404
2025404
2024404
2023404
2022404
2021404-3-0.74%
20204075716.29%
2019350-3-0.85%
2018353-4-1.12%
2017357-8-2.19%
2016365-3-0.82%
2015368-3-0.81%
2014371-4-1.07%
2013375-1-0.27%
2012376
2011376-1-0.27%
2010377
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Prairie City Population by Year