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The City of Pretty Prairie had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pretty Prairie is located at latitude 37.7791 and longitude -98.0226 in Reno County. 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. Reno County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,572 feet.

The City of Pretty Prairie (GNIS ID: 2396275) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pretty Prairie is located within Township of Albion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Reno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pretty Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pretty Prairie, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 661
Population in Households 639
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,153
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $98,649
Average Home Value $139,881


Median Household Income $52,954
Average Household Income $68,193
Per Capita Income $27,624
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.43%
Households -0.72% -0.54%
Families 0.08% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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, 2016 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 # 263 61st
Population Density1 # 205 70th
Diversity Index2 # 460 32nd
Median Household Income # 221 67th
Per Capita Income # 163 76th

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