East Prairie, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Prairie, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of East Prairie had a population of 3,020 as of July 1, 2017. East Prairie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Prairie is located at latitude 36.7789 and longitude -89.3841 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 305 feet.

The City of East Prairie (GNIS ID: 2394606) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of East Prairie is located within Township of Saint James, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Prairie 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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East Prairie, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,020
Daytime Population: Workers 1,166
Daytime Population: Residents 1,914
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,983
Population in Familes 2,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 2,336
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $31,624
Average Household Income $43,027
Per Capita Income $18,097


Total Housing Units 1,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 694 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 548 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $66,917
Average Home Value $102,161


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 809
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 -0.69% -0.64%
Households -0.56% -0.57%
Families -0.61% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

East Prairie, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Prairie to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 201 81st
Population Density # 89 91st
Diversity Index # 490 52nd
Median Household Income # 917 11th
Per Capita Income # 876 15th

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