Plainville, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plainville, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Plainville had a population of 1,889 as of July 1, 2016. Plainville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Plainville is located at latitude 39.2313 and longitude -99.3012 in Rooks County. 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. Rooks County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,146 feet.

The City of Plainville (GNIS ID: 2396222) 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 Plainville is located within Township 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rooks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plainville, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,889
Population in Households 1,856
Population in Familes 1,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 1,518
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 602 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $75,753
Average Home Value $107,214


Median Household Income $39,838
Average Household Income $54,862
Per Capita Income $23,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.11%
Households -0.04% -0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, 2016 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 # 134 80th
Population Density1 # 107 84th
Diversity Index2 # 561 16th
Median Household Income # 535 20th
Per Capita Income # 400 41st

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