Plains, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Plains, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Plains had a population of 1,103 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Plains, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,103
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 1,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,105
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $51,810
Average Household Income $63,782
Per Capita Income $21,336


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $89,646
Average Home Value $109,981


Total Households 369
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% -0.75%
Households -0.51% -0.71%
Families -0.52% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2018 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 Density # 218 68th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 273 59th
Per Capita Income # 588 13th

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