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Plains, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 4,245 as of July 1, 2017. Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plains is located at latitude 41.2758 and longitude -75.8519 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Plains Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Plains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628699) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Plains Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plains, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plains 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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Plains, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,245
Daytime Population: Workers 1,450
Daytime Population: Residents 2,217
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,667
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 4,243
Population in Familes 3,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 3,320
Diversity Index3 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,974
Average Household Income $57,809
Per Capita Income $26,273

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,338 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $103,472
Average Home Value $129,335
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,967
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,177
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.23%
Households -0.24% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Plains, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plains to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 319 82nd
Population Density # 356 80th
Diversity Index # 615 65th
Median Household Income # 1403 20th
Per Capita Income # 867 51st

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