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Prairie City, Iowa

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Welcome to Prairie City ...

The city of Prairie City is located in Jasper County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Prairie City has a population of 1,729 people<1> (see below for details).

Prairie City is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Prairie City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Prairie City is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Prairie City: 50228<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prairie City had a population of 1,680 people. This makes Prairie City the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Prairie City represents 0.06% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 182nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,680 people, the population of Prairie City increased 23.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,365 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Prairie City had an population of 1,729 people. This is an increase of 2.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prairie City.

Communities Also Named Prairie City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Prairie City - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Missouri (3), Oregon and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Prairie City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prairie City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie City. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Prairie City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prairie City ...

Looking for more information about Prairie City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Prairie City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prairie City.

Communities near Prairie City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the West (W) of Prairie City

Located in Polk County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Prairie City

Located in Polk County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Prairie City

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Prairie City

Located in Polk County

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Prairie City

Located in Polk County

Carlisle   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Prairie City

Located in Warren County

Mitchellville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Prairie City

Located in Polk County

Colfax   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Prairie City

Monroe   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Prairie City

Pleasantville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Prairie City

Located in Marion County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Prairie City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prairie City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Prairie City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prairie City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prairie City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5985, Longitude: -93.2352     [Map].

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