East Prairie is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,954 people and just one neighborhood, East Prairie is the 204th largest community in Missouri.
East Prairie is a blue-collar town, with 36.88% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, East Prairie is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Prairie who work in sales jobs (15.62%), healthcare suport services (12.04%), and office and administrative support (8.13%).
East Prairie is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In East Prairie, just 8.70% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Prairie in 2018 was $17,627, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,508 for a family of four.
East Prairie is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Prairie include English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and German.
The most common language spoken in East Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 22.1% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.4% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Missouri, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Missouri.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 4.0% have Dutch ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in East Prairie are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 37.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 32.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.5%), and 18.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in East Prairie, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report Scottish roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (4.0%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (82.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.3%) and 5.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.