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 1,879 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,879
Daytime Population: Workers 870
Daytime Population: Residents 1,070
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 1,846
Population in Familes 1,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,510
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,405
Average Household Income $58,107
Per Capita Income $25,011


Total Housing Units 951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $75,776
Average Home Value $105,042


Total Households 806
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.24%
Households -0.22% -0.22%
Families -0.13% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 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 # 133 80th
Population Density # 105 85th
Diversity Index # 534 21st
Median Household Income # 545 19th
Per Capita Income # 410 39th

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