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The City of Pretty Prairie had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Pretty Prairie, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 650
Daytime Population: Workers 254
Daytime Population: Residents 313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 567
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 629
Population in Familes 544
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,133
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $53,222
Average Household Income $71,238
Per Capita Income $29,215


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $101,724
Average Home Value $140,119


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.68% -0.5%
Households -0.72% -0.63%
Families -0.07% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 2017 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 # 264 61st
Population Density # 210 69th
Diversity Index # 462 31st
Median Household Income # 246 63rd
Per Capita Income # 154 77th

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