Plains, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Plains, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Plains had a population of 695 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 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.

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

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


Total Population 695
Population in Households 591
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 854
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $32,261
Average Household Income $44,993
Per Capita Income $17,793


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $84,322
Average Home Value $102,066


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 142
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 -1.33% -0.94%
Households -1.06% -1.07%
Families -0.42% -1.3%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

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, 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 # 405 35th
Population Density # 201 68th
Diversity Index # 135 79th
Median Household Income # 517 18th
Per Capita Income # 500 20th

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