Prairie City, IL Population

Population: 461. Estimated population in July 2020: 432 (-6.3% change)
Males: 221 (47.9%), Females: 240 (52.1%)

McDonough County

Zip code: 61470

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $36,875
Median house value: $26,900

Races in Prairie City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (15.0%), United States (12.4%), English (5.9%), Welsh (5.6%), Irish (5.2%), Swedish (3.3%).

Elevation: 667 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Map of Prairie City, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Prairie City

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie City village

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-8.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Prairie City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Prairie City:

  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 47 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; Abbreviation: BRL)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 55 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 56 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Prairie City:

  • MACOMB MUNI (about 15 miles; MACOMB, IL; Abbreviation: MQB)
  • GALESBURG MUNI (about 22 miles; GALESBURG, IL; Abbreviation: GBG)
  • MONMOUTH MUNI (about 23 miles; MONMOUTH, IL; Abbreviation: C66)

Amtrak station near Prairie City:

  • 19 miles: MACOMB (120 E. CALHOUN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prairie City:

  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 53 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 61 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 63 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)

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