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Plainville, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Plainville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rooks County at latitude 39.2313 and longitude -99.3012. Rooks County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,146 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Plainville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Plainville, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Plainville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Plainville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

City of Plainville, KS Boundary Map


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


Total Population 1,910
Population in Households 1,876
Population in Familes 1,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 1,535
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 826
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $74,724
Average Home Value $94,403


Median Household Income $41,348
Average Household Income $55,712
Per Capita Income $24,084
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.08%
Households 0.2% 0.07%
Families 0.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.


Plainville, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainville 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 # 132 80th
Population Density1 # 107 84th
Diversity Index2 # 575 15th
Median Household Income # 480 29th
Per Capita Income # 286 58th

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