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Prairie township, NE map Land area: 34.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 387 (33% urban, 67% rural)
Males: 176  (45.5%)
Females: 211  (54.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 277 (232 owner occupied, 45 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 52.6
Median age of females: 62.3

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Average household size: 2.69

Prairie township:

2.7 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,003 ($53,047 in 1999)
This township:

$64,003
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $451, upper quartile is $614)
Here:

$492
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,674 (it was $107,400 in 2000)
Prairie township:

$127,674
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,055 - $198,885

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,583
Here:

$194,583
State:

$147,392

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,818
Here:

$164,818
State:

$141,086

Mobile homes: $26,677
Here:

$26,677
State:

$29,187
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

10.5%
Whole state:

9.7%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Becton Dickinson Emergency Medical Response Team (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Prairie Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Richardson Lagoon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Prairie township: Richardson Lagoon State Wildlife Mgt Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Prairie township:  0.5%
State:  4.4%

54% of Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 96% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 306
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 43
  • South: 3
  • West: 6
Prairie township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

110 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 98
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Prairie township with a mortgage: 30 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 38
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 5
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 29

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (21%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie township:

  • Swedish (35.1%)
  • German (18.5%)
  • English (14.6%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • Dutch (5.0%)
  • Norwegian (2.6%)
  • Danish (1.7%)

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

  • Yugoslavia (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 125 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

110 people in nursing homes

98.9% of residents of Prairie township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 267
  • In family households: 246 (79 male householders, 9 female householders)
    77 spouses, 77 children (69 natural, 2 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21 (11 male householders (8 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 109 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 48 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 14 1-person, 3 2-persons,

58 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (3 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

5.9%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

4.2%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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 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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