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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Prairie City is a town in Iowa with a population of 2,006. Prairie City is in Jasper County. Living in Prairie City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prairie City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Prairie City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Prairie City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    349.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    349.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Prairie City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,917
National
$55,322
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Prairie City Reviews

3 reviews
The town of Prairie City is such a great town to be raised in! Someone is always wondering how you are doing or if they don't see you for awhile they wonder if you are okay. We watch out for one another. There are a ton of young families yet a good balance of older couples to make for a well rounded childhood.
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Prairie City is a very family friendly town. All your neighbors know you and everyone is always looking out for each other. One thing I like about this town is having a couple different restaurant choices, when most small towns have nothing. We also have a grocery store. I dislike Prairie City because the east side of town has horrible traffic so it makes my drive to work seem very long.
Being a resident I enjoy the small town vibe. Everyone supports each other, and its like one big family.