Dardenne Prairie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 12,890 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dardenne Prairie is the 68th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Dardenne Prairie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Dardenne Prairie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Dardenne Prairie, where the median household income is $118,341.00.
Dardenne Prairie real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Dardenne Prairie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Dardenne Prairie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dardenne Prairie is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dardenne Prairie who work in management occupations (18.65%), sales jobs (15.90%), and office and administrative support (10.78%).
Also of interest is that Dardenne Prairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Dardenne Prairie 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 city’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, Dardenne Prairie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Dardenne Prairie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.95 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Dardenne Prairie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Dardenne Prairie, 48.17% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Dardenne Prairie in 2010 was $43,400, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,600 for a family of four.
The people who call Dardenne Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dardenne Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dardenne Prairie include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dardenne Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.