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East Prairie, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of East Prairie had a population of 2,987 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

East Prairie, MO Housing Affordability Index is 197
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

East Prairie, MO Wealth Index is 32
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,987 (100%)
Population in Households 2,951 (98.8%)
Population in Families 2,330 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 36 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,311
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,022
Average Household Income $40,936
Per Capita Income $16,905
Wealth Index4 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 683 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 536 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $74,377
Housing Affordability Index3 197
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,219
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 793
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.66% -0.74%
Households -0.64% -0.77%
Families -0.7% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

East Prairie, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Prairie to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 206 80th
Population Density # 93 91st
Diversity Index # 448 57th
Median Household Income # 988 5th
Per Capita Income # 969 6th

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