Jasper County: Strategically Located and Growing

Surrounded by Iowa’s tallgrass prairie and located near the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City is a peaceful community filled with people who are warm, welcoming, and proud to call this place home. Within Prairie City’s 1.2 square miles, the city’s Public Works and Parks and Recreation Department operate and maintain four public parks plus numerous ball diamonds and courts, including two regulation tennis courts that are lighted for nighttime use. Conveniently located on Iowa Highway 163 and positioned closely to Interstate 80, Prairie City is just 20 miles from the bustle of larger communities including Des Moines Newton, Knoxville, and Pella.

Economic Development

Prairie City offers a variety of financial tools to support local businesses such as a Downtown Revitalization Incentive Program, Voluntary Demolition Program, Tax Abatement and Exemption, and Tax Increment Financing. Click here to learn more about these programs.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020222027
Prairie City1,3891,6831,6791,663

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4165144144
5-9160148143
10-14126153149
15-1990125121
20-24619085
25-291369083
30-341206867
35-39128139144
40-44103109113
45-49119107108
50-541108679
55-59829889
60-64779488
65-69627173
70-74386266
75-79434453
80-84342328
85+302831
18+1,1631,1541,150
Median Age343636

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Population by Race

Prairie City2022
Total1,679.000
White Alone94.470
Black Alone0.480
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.770
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.480
Two or More Races3.810
Hispanic Origin3.340
Diversity Index16.200

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Growth Rate

Prairie City2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households557634642633
Housing Units573681672658
Owner Occupied Units458468
Renter Occupied Units183166
Vacant Units3025

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Home Value

Prairie City20222027
Median Home Value$173,171$236,029
Average Home Value$245,707$354,594
<$50,00021
$50,000 - $99,9993915
$100,000 - $149,99913264
$150,000 - $199,999123105
$200,000 - $249,9995668
$250,000 - $299,9993553
$300,000 - $399,9992145
$400,000 - $499,999619
$500,000 - $749,99926
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later18
2000-2009104
1990-199954
1980-198924
1970-1979141
1960-196998
1950-1959103
1940-194936
1939 or Before180

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Income
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Income

Prairie City20222027
Median Household$83,603$89,522
Average Household$100,874$111,414
Per Capita$38,384$42,268

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Household Income Base

Prairie City2022
<$15,00031
$15,000 - $24,99937
$25,000 - $34,99925
$35,000 - $49,99981
$50,000 - $74,999104
$75,000 - $99,999102
$100,000 - $149,999186
$150,000 - $199,99934
$200,000+41

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+943
In-County Residents337
Out-of-County Residents606
Drive Alone739
Carpooled72
Public Transport0
Work at Home82
Less than 5 minutes50
5-9 minutes131
10-14 minutes53
15-19 minutes36
20-24 minutes88
25-29 minutes63
30-34 minutes205
35-39 minutes71
40-44 minutes68
45-59 minutes78
60-89 minutes11
90+ minutes7
Average Travel Time25

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees285
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction34
Manufacturing6
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade20
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers2
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores17
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse34
Information1
  
Finance & Insurance8
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing4
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv13
Legal Services2
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services70
HealthCare/Social Assist31
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs25
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places25
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin28
Auto Repair/Maintenance6
Public Administration Emp11

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

Educational Attainment (25+)

Prairie City2022
Some High School17
Graduated High School309
Associates Degree158
Bachelor's Degree245
Graduate Degree52

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses44
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus3
Manufacturing Bus2
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus5
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus1
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus4
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus3
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus4
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus3
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus1
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus11
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus3

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-14

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