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Plains, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Plains had a population of 717 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Plains, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 717
Daytime Population: Workers 428
Daytime Population: Residents 464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 892
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 611
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,814
Average Household Income $44,298
Per Capita Income $17,646


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $100,741


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 147
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 -1.08% -0.94%
Households -0.73% -1.03%
Families 0.0% -1.26%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.0%

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, 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 # 399 36th
Population Density # 193 69th
Diversity Index # 129 79th
Median Household Income # 492 22nd
Per Capita Income # 484 23rd

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