Prairie Village is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 22,957 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Prairie Village is the 19th largest community in Kansas.
Prairie Village real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Prairie Village house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Prairie Village is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prairie Village is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairie Village who work in management occupations (17.78%), healthcare (10.84%), and business and financial occupations (10.82%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Prairie Village telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Prairie Village is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Prairie Village. 73.42% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Prairie Village in 2018 was $54,266, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,064 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Prairie Village include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Prairie Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.