Prairie Village, Kansas


Prairie Village, Kansas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Prairie Village, Kansas
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Kansas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Johnson
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population_total = 22072
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timezone = Central (CST)
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Prairie Village is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri. The population was 22,072 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Prairie Village is located at coor dms|38|59|23|N|94|38|10|W|city (38.989655, -94.636162)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), all of it land.

Remnants of the Santa Fe Trail are found in the city.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 22,072 people, 9,833 households, and 6,165 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,547.1 people per square mile (1,370.1/km²). There were 10,126 housing units at an average density of 1,627.3/sq mi (628.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.15% White, 0.78% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 9,833 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,685, and the median income for a family was $70,602. Males had a median income of $50,428 versus $37,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,677. About 1.4% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

History

After the successful development of the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, J. C. Nichols turned toward development of his native Johnson County, just a few miles from the Plaza. Construction of Prairie Village started in 1941. By 1949, Prairie Village was named the best planned community in America by the National Association of Home Builders. It was officially recognized as a city in 1951.

Libraries

The [http://www.jocolibrary.org Johnson County Library] serves residents of Prairie Village. The library's [http://www.jocolibrary.org/index.asp?DisplayPageID=319 Corinth branch] is in Prairie Village.

Sister cities

Dolyna, Ukraine

Residents of note

* George Brett, Hall of Fame baseball player
* Joyce DiDonato, operatic mezzo-soprano
* Ben A. Jones, thoroughbred horse trainer
* Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones, thoroughbred horse trainer
* Chuck Norris, actor, briefly lived in Prairie Village as a child
* Larry Winn, former U.S. Representative from Kansas
* David Wittig, indicted CEO of Westar Energy

References

External links

* [http://www.pvkansas.com Prairie Village website]


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