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Plains, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Plains had a population of 762 as of July 1, 2016. Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plains is located at latitude 32.0331 and longitude -84.3945 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of Plains (GNIS ID: 2404530) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Plains is located within Plains Division of Sumter 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plains: The Plains, The Plains of Dura.

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Plains, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 762
Population in Households 653
Population in Familes 520
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density1 936
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $79,167
Average Home Value $92,308


Median Household Income $31,339
Average Household Income $43,131
Per Capita Income $17,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.16%
Households 0.25% -0.08%
Families 1.16% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Plains, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plains to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 394 37th
Population Density1 # 166 74th
Diversity Index2 # 124 80th
Median Household Income # 471 25th
Per Capita Income # 449 28th

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