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.
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 (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.
Residents of Prairieville by-and-large get to work each day by driving: 92.47% use their own cars for their daily commute, making it a very car-oriented town. While Prairieville may be a convenient place for driving around town, the negative aspect of this is that places that are suitable for walking or bicycling to and from work or stores may be few and far between. In general, car-oriented communities emphasize roads and convenience of driving, but not have a lot of walking-friendly areas to get from home to work, and tend not to have a lot of public transportation options.
Being a small town, Prairieville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Prairieville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.