Prairie City, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairie City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Prairie City had a population of 359 as of July 1, 2015. Prairie City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie City is located at latitude 40.621 and longitude -90.4649 in McDonough County. 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. McDonough County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of Prairie City (GNIS ID: 2399018) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Prairie City is located within Township of Prairie City, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDonough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairie City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Prairie City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 359
Population in Households 344
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $61,029
Average Home Value $85,870


Median Household Income $40,923
Average Household Income $53,064
Per Capita Income $19,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.03% -0.51%
Households -1.01% -0.31%
Families -0.77% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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, 2015 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 # 1038 24th
Population Density1 # 1166 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1221 11th
Median Household Income # 1110 19th
Per Capita Income # 1242 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.