Prairieville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,569 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prairieville is the 16th largest community in Louisiana. Much of the housing stock in Prairieville was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Prairieville economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Prairieville, where the median household income is $95,750.00.
Prairieville real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Prairieville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Prairieville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Prairieville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairieville who work in management occupations (13.94%), sales jobs (12.61%), and office and administrative support (9.96%).
Prairieville 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 town’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, Prairieville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Prairieville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Prairieville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Prairieville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.31% of adults in Prairieville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Prairieville in 2010 was $34,371, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,484 for a family of four. However, Prairieville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Prairieville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Prairieville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prairieville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prairieville include German, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Prairieville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.