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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Prairieville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Prairieville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 33.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Prairieville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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.