Prairie Village has the 1417th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Prairie Village is part of the Kansas City metro area. Unemployment in the Kansas City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kansas City has the 28th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Prairie Village is below average at $47,640, and the median cost of a home in Prairie Village is $208,400, which is above the national average. 67% of workers in Prairie Village hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 98% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Prairie Village. 87% of Prairie Village workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Prairie Village spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.