East Prairie is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 3,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, East Prairie is the 187th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Prairie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Prairie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Prairie who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), personal care services (10.59%), and management occupations (7.89%).
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.
The citizens of East Prairie have a very low rate of college education: just 8.93% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in East Prairie in 2010 was $11,970, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,880 for a family of four. East Prairie also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 German, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in East Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.