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 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 93.66% 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 (15.96%), sales jobs (14.05%), and office and administrative support (9.92%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Prairie Village is a pretty powerful place. 67.98% of the adults in Prairie Village have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Prairie Village in 2010 was $47,619, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,476 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 Polish.

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