Sun Prairie, WI

Sun Prairie profile

Living in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 34,661 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sun Prairie is the 26th largest community in Wisconsin. Much of the housing stock in Sun Prairie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Sun Prairie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Sun Prairie, where the median household income is $77,139.00.

Sun Prairie real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Sun Prairie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Sun Prairie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sun Prairie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sun Prairie is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun Prairie who work in office and administrative support (12.38%), management occupations (11.68%), and sales jobs (11.08%).

Also of interest is that Sun Prairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Sun Prairie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sun Prairie, 44.73% 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 Sun Prairie in 2018 was $36,190, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,760 for a family of four. However, Sun Prairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sun Prairie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sun Prairie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sun Prairie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sun Prairie include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Sun Prairie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.