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Prairie City is a township in McDonough County, in the Macomb metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Prairie City. For links to other places called Prairie City, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prairie City is 40.603N. The longitude is -90.509W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 595.
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22% of Prairie City residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie City was $13,057, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Prairie City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prairie City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $473.
McDonough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie City political report.
The average commute time for Prairie City workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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