North Prairie, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Prairie, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of North Prairie had a population of 2,176 as of July 1, 2016. North Prairie ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Prairie is located at latitude 42.9409 and longitude -88.4021 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the Village of North Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 945 feet.

The Village of North Prairie (GNIS ID: 1583831) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Prairie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Prairie, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,176
Population in Households 2,173
Population in Familes 1,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 779
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 795
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 0.5%)
Median Home Value $289,050
Average Home Value $313,712


Median Household Income $80,429
Average Household Income $105,088
Per Capita Income $38,803
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.48%
Households 0.51% 0.57%
Families 0.58% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.

North Prairie, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Prairie to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 253 67th
Population Density1 # 333 57th
Diversity Index2 # 608 21st
Median Household Income # 36 95th
Per Capita Income # 38 95th

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