Pleasant Prairie, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Pleasant Prairie had a population of 21,081 as of July 1, 2018. Pleasant Prairie ranks in the upper 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 Pleasant Prairie is located at latitude 42.5267 and longitude -87.8883 in Kenosha County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pleasant Prairie (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Kenosha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Village of Pleasant Prairie (GNIS ID: 1583935) 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.

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Pleasant Prairie, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,081
Population in Households 20,859
Population in Familes 17,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 632
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $85,796
Average Household Income $107,582
Per Capita Income $39,520


Total Housing Units 8,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,004 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,733 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 391 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $263,671
Average Home Value $303,581


Total Households 7,737
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 5,656
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.81% 0.71%
Households 0.75% 0.67%
Families 0.63% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Pleasant Prairie, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Prairie to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 37 95th
Population Density # 396 49th
Diversity Index # 102 87th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Per Capita Income # 68 91st

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