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Prairie Farm, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Prairie Farm is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Barron County at latitude 45.2364 and longitude -91.98. Barron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Prairie Farm, but most people and references simply refer to it as Prairie Farm, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Prairie Farm indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Prairie Farm (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Prairie Farm, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 491
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 509
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $79,808
Average Home Value $97,581


Median Household Income $46,151
Average Household Income $56,682
Per Capita Income $22,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 0.56%
Households 1.37% 0.74%
Families 5.48% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Prairie Farm, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie Farm to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 534 31st
Population Density1 # 463 40th
Diversity Index2 # 553 29th
Median Household Income # 477 38th
Per Capita Income # 491 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.