Prairie City, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prairie City, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Prairie City Census Designated Place had a population of 23 as of July 1, 2017. Prairie City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie City is located at latitude 45.5361 and longitude -102.8172 in Perkins County. The formal boundaries for the Prairie City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Perkins County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,841 feet.

The Prairie City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584566) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Prairie City Census Designated Place is located within Township of Strool, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairie City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Prairie City, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 9
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 23
Population in Familes 20
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $90,602
Per Capita Income $29,297


Total Housing Units 14 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $103,571


Total Households 9
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.85%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 5.75% 0.0%
Median Household Income   12.67%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Prairie City, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie City to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 365 7th
Population Density # 376 4th
Diversity Index # 294 25th
Median Household Income # 309 21st
Per Capita Income # 138 65th

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