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Prairie City
Location of Prairie City in McDonough County, Illinois.
Location of Prairie City in McDonough County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County McDonough
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 407
 • Density 403.77/sq mi (155.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61470
Area code(s) 309
FIPS code 17-61548
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Prairie City is a village in McDonough County, Illinois, United States. The population was 379 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Prairie City is located at 40°37′15″N 90°27′49″W / 40.62083°N 90.46361°W / 40.62083; -90.46361 (40.620740, -90.463582).

According to the 2010 census, Prairie City has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all land.

State Highway 41 passes through Prairie City.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 770
1870 1,078 40.0%
1880 944 −12.4%
1890 812 −14.0%
1900 818 0.7%
1910 719 −12.1%
1920 638 −11.3%
1930 531 −16.8%
1940 574 8.1%
1950 500 −12.9%
1960 613 22.6%
1970 630 2.8%
1980 580 −7.9%
1990 497 −14.3%
2000 461 −7.2%
2010 379 −17.8%
2020 407 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Per the 2010 US Census, Prairie City had 379 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 371 White (97.9%), 5 Black (1.3%), 1 Asian (0.3%), & 1 from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino population included 1 person (0.3%).

Of the 135 households 43 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80 were married couples living together, 5 (3.7%) had a female householder with children & no husband present, and 34 were non-families. 25 households were one person and 37 had someone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 78.1% over the age of 18 and 19.3% 65 or older. The median age was 43.5 years. The gender ratio was 50.1% male & 49.9% female. Among 135 occupied households, 121 were owner-occupied & 14 were renter-occupied.[1]

At the 2000 census there were 461 people, 155 households, and 119 families in the town. The population density was 455.2 people per square mile (176.2/km2). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 168.8 per square mile (65.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.61% White, 1.08% Asian, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87%.

Of the 155 households 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.4% of households were one person and 11.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13.

The age distribution was 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median household income was $36,875, and the median family income was $40,313. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $21,389 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,269. About 21.2% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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