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We are a small village located in Southeast McHenry, IL county. The closest major intersection is Illinois State Route 31 (North/South) and Illinois State Route 176 (East/West). Neighboring communities include Crystal Lake to the West and South, Burton's Bridge and Island Lake to the East, Cary and Oakwood Hills to the Southeast and McHenry to the North.

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Municipality 2010 2000 1990 Change Percent
Prairie Grove 1904 960 654 306 46.8%

Males: 473 (49.3%), Females: 487 (50.7%)

Elevation: 760 feet

County: McHenry

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Zip code: 60012

Median resident age: 37.3 years

Median household income: $93,361 (year 2000)

Median house value: $285,800 (year 2000)

Races in Prairie Grove:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (33.8%), Irish (18.8%), Polish (12.6%), Italian (9.1%), English (8.2%), Swedish (7.0%).

For population 25 years and over in Prairie Grove village

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie Grove village

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

4.1% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.4% Latin America).