Welcome to Prairie City, Iowa

Thank you for visiting us online! Our small, but growing community offers friendly people, vibrant residential neighborhoods, an exceptional school system, and near our state capital, which offers large city amenities.  Conveniently located on Iowa Highway 163 and positioned closely to Interstate 80, Prairie City is just 20 miles from the bustle of larger communities including Newton, Knoxville, Pella, and Des Moines.  Our community is continually enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations by providing economic growth through the highest quality of residential, recreational and business development.  Surrounded by Iowa’s tallgrass prairie and located near the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City is also a peaceful community filled with people who are warm, welcoming, and proud to call this place home.  Whether you’re here for business, vacation or have lived here for years, we welcome you! 

Visitors:  please use this website when searching for answers to questions about living and working in Prairie City.

Residents:  learn more about the opportunities available to you with your community. Find contact information for elected officials and city staff, discover ways you can get involved, learn about services available to residents, stay up to date about goings-on around town, and view the calendar of scheduled events.

Businesses and Organizations:  Our economic development tab illustrates ways Prairie City supports local businesses. Let Prairie City assist you in joining the growing number of profitable, productive businesses within the Prairie City Business Association.

mapThe City of Prairie City, Iowa prohibits discrimination and/or the exclusion of individuals from its municipal facilities, programs, activities and services based on the individual person’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, low-income status, sexual orientation or limited English proficiency. The City affirms its commitment to providing meaningful opportunities and access to municipal facilities, programs, activities and services in an effort to comply with all laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.