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Prairie township, OH map Land area: 20.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 17,118 (91% urban, 9% rural)
Males: 8,405  (49.1%)
Females: 8,713  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 17,050 (12,532 owner occupied, 4,518 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%


Races in Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.4%
  • Black: 3.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.8%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 34.8
Median age of females: 35.8

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Average household size: 2.55

Prairie township:

2.5 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,274 ($41,705 in 1999)
This township:

$46,274
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $526 (lower quartile is $448, upper quartile is $613)
Here:

$526
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $125,630 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Prairie township:

$125,630
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,151 - $161,557

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,632
Here:

$142,632
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $77,339
Here:

$77,339
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $88,657
Here:

$88,657
State:

$118,479

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,608
Here:

$85,608
State:

$128,262

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $72,499
Here:

$72,499
State:

$119,997

Mobile homes: $121,782
Here:

$121,782
State:

$32,066
Population density: 831 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.4%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Thomapple Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Prairie township: Galloway United Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Alton Cemetery (1), Sunset Cemetery (2), Galloway Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 861 (17% naturalized citizens)

Prairie township:  5.0%
State:  3.0%

57% of Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Ohio.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12307
  • Northeast: 729
  • Midwest: 570
  • South: 2078
  • West: 254

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,400

Prairie township, Ohio satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Prairie township, Ohio:

  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,138
  • One, attached: 188
  • Two: 87
  • 3 or 4: 308
  • 5 to 9: 308
  • 10 to 19: 431
  • 20 to 49: 345
  • 50 or more: 116
  • Mobile homes: 29

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,600


Housing units in Prairie township with a mortgage: 3,536 (637 second mortgage, 460 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 906

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 48
  • 1995 to 1998: 365
  • 1990 to 1994: 266
  • 1980 to 1989: 541
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,418
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,080
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,571
  • 1940 to 1949: 285
  • 1939 or earlier: 376

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Prairie township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 211
  • 5 rooms: 1,312
  • 6 rooms: 1,369
  • 7 rooms: 919
  • 8 rooms: 509
  • 9 or more rooms: 329

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 50
  • 2 rooms: 199
  • 3 rooms: 270
  • 4 rooms: 682
  • 5 rooms: 378
  • 6 rooms: 194
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 490
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,161
  • 4 bedrooms: 947
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 63

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 515
  • 2 bedrooms: 910
  • 3 bedrooms: 353
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 175
  • 1 vehicle: 958
  • 2 vehicles: 2,287
  • 3 vehicles: 914
  • 4 vehicles: 306
  • 5 or more vehicles: 56

Cars and other vehicles available in Prairie township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 504
  • 1 vehicle: 877
  • 2 vehicles: 464
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie township:

  • United States or American (22.2%)
  • German (19.7%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • English (8.9%)
  • Italian (5.1%)
  • Polish (2.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (31%)
  • Ukraine (15%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (6%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Poland (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,827 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 934 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 111 (1%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 198 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 230 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

People in group quarters in Prairie township, Ohio:

  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

91.6% of residents of Prairie township speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,847
  • In family households: 14,703 (3,580 male householders, 1,223 female householders)
    3,593 spouses, 5,045 children (4,594 natural, 80 adopted, 371 stepchildren), 316 grandchildren, 165 brothers or sisters, 110 parents, 243 other relatives, 428 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,144 (811 male householders (682 living alone)), 995 female householders (846 living alone)), 338 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 68 (29 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,051 2-persons, 1,188 3-persons, 926 4-persons, 429 5-persons, 138 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,528 1-person, 233 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

2,972 married couples with children.
1,128 single-parent households (326 men, 802 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 102
Here:

4.9%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

5.1%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 131
Here:

24.6%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Prairie township:

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