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The City of Plains had a population of 1,114 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 2396219) 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.

The City of Plains is located within Township of West Plains, a minor civil division (MCD) of Meade County.

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, 2017.

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


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Plains, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,114
Daytime Population: Workers 396
Daytime Population: Residents 590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 986
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,114
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,116
Diversity Index3 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,397
Average Household Income $59,994
Per Capita Income $20,032

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $83,789
Average Home Value $107,310
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.51%
Households -0.47% -0.54%
Families -0.5% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 # 187 72nd
Population Density # 215 68th
Diversity Index # 23 97th
Median Household Income # 297 56th
Per Capita Income # 628 7th

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