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Welcome to Prairie City ...

The city of Prairie City is located in Grant County<1>.

The location of Prairie City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prairie City has a population of 871 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Prairie City.

Prairie City is 3,530 feet [1,076 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Prairie City is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Prairie City lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Prairie City, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Prairie City: (541) and (458)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prairie City had an population of 871 people. This is a decrease of 4.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prairie City had a population of 909 people (or 12.21% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Prairie City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Prairie City represents 0.02% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 909 people, the population of Prairie City decreased 15.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,080 people).

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, Iowa, Kansas (3), Missouri (3) and South Dakota.

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

Communities near Prairie City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Prairie City.

  • John Day [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Day
    • John Day [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Prairie City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,669 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Day have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Day
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for John Day<7>
  • Canyon City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon City
    • Canyon City [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Prairie City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon City<7>
  • Bates [Grant County]
  • Austin [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Galena [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Prairie City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Susanville [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
      • Susanville [Grant County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Prairie City
    • Greenhorn [Baker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhorn
      • Greenhorn [Baker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhorn
    • Mount Vernon [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the west of Prairie City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<7>
    • Fox [Grant County]
    • Whitney [Baker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Baker County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prairie City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Prairie City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie City. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Prairie City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Prairie City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Prairie City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Prairie City on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Prairie City on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Prairie City

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prairie City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prairie City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4611, Longitude: -118.7099       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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