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The Plains, Ohio - Basic Facts

The The Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 3,133 as of July 1, 2019. The Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for The Plains is located at latitude 39.369 and longitude -82.1324 in Athens County. The formal boundaries for the The Plains Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Athens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The The Plains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393256) 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 The Plains Census Designated Place is located within Township of Athens, a minor civil division (MCD) of Athens County.


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The Plains, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

The Plains, OH Housing Affordability Index is 153
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

The Plains, OH Wealth Index is 46
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,133
Population in Households 2,974
Population in Familes 1,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density 1,374
Diversity Index1 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,650
Average Household Income $54,723
Per Capita Income $24,640
Wealth Index3 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 662 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 748 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $130,044
Housing Affordability Index2 153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 699
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.18% 0.2%
Households 0.19% 0.23%
Families -0.47% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

The Plains, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Plains to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 393 68th
Population Density # 529 57th
Diversity Index # 305 75th
Median Household Income # 1002 18th
Per Capita Income # 790 35th

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