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. Prairieville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Unlike some towns, Prairieville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Prairieville are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
One downside of living in Prairieville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Prairieville, the average commute to work is 33.79 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Prairieville is a very car-oriented town. This is because most people -92.47% - drive by car to work every day, and few people choose alternative modes of transportation, such as public transit, cycling, or walking. In general, car-oriented communities have a layout that emphasizes streets, highways, and ease of parking, and sometimes this can be to the detriment of human-scale priorities such as walkability alongside roads, and public spaces. For example, strip malls are something you will find in Prairieville.
Being a small town, Prairieville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.