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Prairie is a township in Bates County, in the Kansas City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Prairie. For links to other places called Prairie, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prairie is 38.081N. The longitude is -94.223W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 153.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie was $13,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Prairie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prairie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Bates County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie political report.
The average commute time for Prairie workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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