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 22,295 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.71% 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.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Prairie Village a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Prairie Village has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Prairie Village’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Prairie Village is a pretty powerful place. 73.42% 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 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.