Prairie View is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,197 people and just one neighborhood, Prairie View is the 333rd largest community in Texas.
Occupations and Workforce
Prairie View is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Prairie View is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairie View who work in sales jobs (24.35%), office and administrative support (19.21%) and personal care services (10.42%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Prairie View is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Prairie View to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
One of the benefits of Prairie View is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.91 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.