Prairie Village, Kansas is a town with slightly more than 22,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in Prairie Village, and 78% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,303 a month, exceeding the state average by $436 a month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Prairie Village has an average commute time of about 22 minutes. Many residents (49%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used much. Few commuters walk to work.
There are five primary industries in Prairie Village: scientific, healthcare, retail, education, and finance. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 13% of the city's population works in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $100K, the ninth-highest average income of any municipality in Kansas, Prairie Village workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Prairie Village's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Prairie Village has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 15% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 31% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.