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 380 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Prairie City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 380
Daytime Population: Workers 56
Daytime Population: Residents 251
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 313
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $38,916
Average Household Income $58,035
Per Capita Income $21,225


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $68,125
Average Home Value $95,588


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% -0.32%
Households 0.0% -0.3%
Families 0.14% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Prairie City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie City to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1018 26th
Population Density # 1157 15th
Diversity Index # 1256 9th
Median Household Income # 1215 11th
Per Capita Income # 1202 12th

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