Plains, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Plains, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Plains had a population of 1,130 as of July 1, 2015. Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plains is located at latitude 37.2642 and longitude -100.5898 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,759 feet.

The City of Plains has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plains: Plains City, West Plains.

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Plains, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,130
Population in Households 1,130
Population in Familes 1,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,132
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 305
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $93,929
Average Home Value $159,747
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,543
Average Household Income $68,630
Per Capita Income $22,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.34%
Households -0.3% -0.37%
Families -0.31% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Plains, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plains to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 185 73rd
Population Density1 # 219 68th
Diversity Index2 # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 223 67th
Per Capita Income # 382 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.