Prairie Village, KS
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Prairie Village is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 21,877 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Prairie Village is the 19th largest community in Kansas.

Prairie Village home prices are not only among the most expensive in Kansas, but Prairie Village real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Prairie Village is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prairie Village is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairie Village who work in management occupations (15.05%), sales jobs (14.93%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).

Of important note, Prairie Village is also a city of artists. Prairie Village has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Prairie Village’s character.

Also of interest is that Prairie Village has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Prairie Village is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Prairie Village really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Prairie Village perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Prairie Village, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Prairie Village is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.48% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Prairie Village in 2010 was $47,274, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,096 for a family of four.

The people who call Prairie Village home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prairie Village residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prairie Village include Irish, English, European, and French .

The most common language spoken in Prairie Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.