For population 25 years and over in South Prairie:
For population 15 years and over in South Prairie town:
9 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 0.8% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,850 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Graham-Thrift, WA (11.2 miles , pop. 56,970).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (33.2 miles , pop. 480,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (923.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Prairie Ridge, WA (1.6 miles ), Wilkeson, WA (1.8 miles ), Buckley, WA (1.9 miles ), Carbonado, WA (2.1 miles ), Bonney Lake, WA (2.2 miles ), Orting, WA (2.4 miles ), Enumclaw, WA (2.6 miles ), Sumner, WA (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 47.14 N, Longitude: 122.10 W
Area code: 360
Population change in the 1990s: +148 (+63.2%).
Work and jobs in South Prairie: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in South Prairie, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:South Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 381% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 20.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 23.0 miles away from South Prairie center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 16.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 47.3 miles away from South Prairie center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near South Prairie:
Airports located in South Prairie:
Amtrak station near South Prairie:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Prairie:
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 4.1%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
South Prairie compared to Washington state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for South Prairie (based on Pierce County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 132
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
South Prairie government finances in 2002:
8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)
0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,812 average adjusted gross income)
0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($980 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in South Prairie:
Strongest FM radio stations in South Prairie:
TV broadcast stations around South Prairie:
South Prairie fatal accident list:
Aug 23, 2009 01:50 PM, Sr-162, South Prairie Road E, Lat: 47.14076111, Lon: -122.0915639, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $83,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 794
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 11,916
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Prairie)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Prairie, WA