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Prairie Creek is a township in Merrick County, in the Grand Island metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Prairie Creek. For links to other places called Prairie Creek, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prairie Creek is 41.107N. The longitude is -98.211W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,772 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 376.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prairie Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Merrick County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68872 ZIP code.
44% of Prairie Creek residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie Creek was $11,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Prairie Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prairie Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Merrick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie Creek political report.
The average commute time for Prairie Creek workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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