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Plains, Kansas - Basic Facts

Plains is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Plains.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Meade County at latitude 37.2603 and longitude -100.5927. Meade County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,759 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Plains (see map) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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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, 2014 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 # 189 72nd
Population Density1 # 217 68th
Diversity Index2 # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 411 39th
Per Capita Income # 615 8th

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

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Plains, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,128
Population in Households 1,128
Population in Familes 1,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,130
Diversity Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $156,975
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,138
Average Household Income $55,959
Per Capita Income $18,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.37% -0.54%
Households -0.43% -0.53%
Families -0.46% -0.53%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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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