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Prairie Center is a township in Clay County, in the Vermillion metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Prairie Center. For links to other places called Prairie Center, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Prairie Center is 42.833N. The longitude is -96.833W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 228.
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31% of Prairie Center residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie Center was $12,959, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Prairie Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Clay County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie Center political report.
The average commute time for Prairie Center workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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