East Prairie, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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East Prairie, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of East Prairie had a population of 3,050 as of July 1, 2018. 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 36.7798 and longitude -89.3856 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.

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


Total Population 3,050
Population in Households 3,013
Population in Familes 2,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 2,359
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $31,419
Average Household Income $43,942
Per Capita Income $18,321


Total Housing Units 1,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $70,819
Average Home Value $100,446


Total Households 1,244
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 811
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.71%
Households -0.48% -0.73%
Families -0.51% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 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 # 201 81st
Population Density # 91 91st
Diversity Index # 505 52nd
Median Household Income # 935 9th
Per Capita Income # 895 13th

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