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Prairie City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Prairie City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McDonough County at latitude 40.621 and longitude -90.4649. McDonough County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Prairie City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Prairie City, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Prairie City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Prairie City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Prairie City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 378
Population in Households 363
Population in Familes 311
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 372
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $86,885


Median Household Income $41,295
Average Household Income $51,559
Per Capita Income $18,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% 0.0%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 0.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Prairie City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie City to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1021 25th
Population Density1 # 1157 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1216 11th
Median Household Income # 1107 19th
Per Capita Income # 1235 10th

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