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Pretty Prairie, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Pretty Prairie is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Reno County at latitude 37.7791 and longitude -98.0226. Reno County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,572 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Pretty Prairie, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pretty Prairie, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pretty Prairie indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Pretty Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Pretty Prairie, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 640
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,140
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $93,846
Average Home Value $158,946


Median Household Income $51,247
Average Household Income $57,649
Per Capita Income $23,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.42% -0.96%
Households -1.33% -0.87%
Families -0.12% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pretty Prairie, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pretty Prairie to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 265 61st
Population Density1 # 215 68th
Diversity Index2 # 430 36th
Median Household Income # 238 65th
Per Capita Income # 325 52nd

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