Prairie Village 90 Exceptional
Prairie Village Livability #1 ranked city in Kansas#270 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Prairie Village Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Prairie Village Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than Kansas
Prairie Village
1099% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Prairie Village cost of living
A Prairie Village Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Kansas
Total crime
1,29150% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7850% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
22%Year over year crime is up
Prairie Village crime
B+ Prairie Village Employment Household income is 55% higher than Kansas
Median household income
$83,20050% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,20465% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%56% lower than the US average
Prairie Village employment
A- Prairie Village Housing Home value is 69% higher than Kansas
Median home value
$228,90024% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24331% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%22% higher than the US average
Prairie Village real estate or Prairie Village rentals
A+ Prairie Village Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Kansas
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Prairie Village K-12 schools
B Prairie Village User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Prairie Village
Overall user rating
73% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
86% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Prairie Village, KS

      Prairie Village, Kansas is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,824 residents. In Prairie Village, there are 3,514 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Prairie Village is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Prairie Village might be a good fit as 82% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Prairie Village could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Kansas if you know where to search. The best areas in Prairie Village and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Kansas and national averages.

      With a livability score of 90 out of 100, Prairie Village is ranked #40 in the United States and #2 in Kansas. Clearly, Prairie Village is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Prairie Village also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Prairie Village ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+), employment (B+) and housing (A-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Prairie Village, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      The average school test scores in Prairie Village are 65%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Prairie Village can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Prairie Village is real estate affordability. The median home price for Prairie Village homes is $228,900, which is 69.2% higher than the Kansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Prairie Village, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 12% higher than the Kansas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Prairie Village are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Prairie Village homes comes in at 9.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.6%.

      Prairie Village transportation information

      StatisticPrairie VillageKansasNational
      Average one way commute21min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.6%82.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home7.5%4.2%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)5354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)6711

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      Source: The Prairie Village, KS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).