Prairie Village, KS
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Living in Prairie Village


Prairie Village is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 22,389 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 93.40% 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 (18.25%), sales jobs (10.23%), and healthcare (9.80%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Prairie Village is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Prairie Village’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 72.38% 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 $52,477, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,908 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 French.