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The City of Prairie Home had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie Home is located at latitude 38.8136 and longitude -92.5906 in Cooper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairie Home (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cooper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Prairie Home (GNIS ID: 2396267) 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 Prairie Home is located within Township of Prairie Home, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cooper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairie Home population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Prairie Home, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 285
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $68,115
Per Capita Income $25,015


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $163,889
Average Home Value $178,906


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 91
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 0.21% 0.28%
Households 0.1% 0.33%
Families 0.83% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Prairie Home, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie Home to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 643 38th
Population Density # 547 47th
Diversity Index # 538 49th
Median Household Income # 388 61st
Per Capita Income # 407 61st

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