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 $95,807.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Prairieville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.12%), sales jobs (12.10%), and office and administrative support (11.59%).
Because of many things, Prairieville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Prairieville 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Prairieville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Prairieville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Prairieville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.35 minutes every day commuting to work.
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: 38.61% of adults in Prairieville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Prairieville in 2010 was $34,302, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,208 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.