Prairieville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,569 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prairieville is the 16th largest community in Louisiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Prairieville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Prairieville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Prairieville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Prairieville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $99,953.00.
Prairieville real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Prairieville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Prairieville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Prairieville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Prairieville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prairieville who work in management occupations (12.51%), office and administrative support (12.31%), and sales jobs (11.15%).
Prairieville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Prairieville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Prairieville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.49 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Prairieville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Prairieville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.10% of adults in Prairieville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Prairieville in 2018 was $38,595, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,380 for a family of four. However, Prairieville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Prairieville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Prairieville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prairieville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Prairieville include French, German, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Prairieville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.