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The City of Prairieburg had a population of 181 as of July 1, 2017. Prairieburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Prairieburg is located at latitude 42.2377 and longitude -91.4258 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairieburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The City of Prairieburg (GNIS ID: 2396269) 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 Prairieburg is located within Township of Boulder, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairieburg 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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Prairieburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 181
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 86
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 181
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $47,532
Average Household Income $83,009
Per Capita Income $31,161


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $189,063
Average Home Value $244,841


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 59
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 0.23% 0.22%
Households 0.18% 0.26%
Families 1.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.48%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Prairieburg, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairieburg to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 730 28th
Population Density # 715 29th
Diversity Index # 944 7th
Median Household Income # 764 24th
Per Capita Income # 228 78th

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