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Prairie Grove is a village in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Prairie Grove is 42.278N. The longitude is -88.26W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,470.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prairie Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60012 ZIP code.
24% of Prairie Grove residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie Grove was $36,234, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Prairie Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prairie Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $675. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,940.
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie Grove political report.
The average commute time for Prairie Grove workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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