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The The Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 3,117 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.3652 and longitude -82.1336 in Athens County. The formal boundaries for the The Plains Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 3,117
Daytime Population: Workers 938
Daytime Population: Residents 2,030
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,968
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,961
Population in Familes 2,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density2 1,367
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $43,914
Average Household Income $59,410
Per Capita Income $27,117


Total Housing Units 1,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 627 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 769 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $162,931
Average Home Value $161,324


Total Households 1,396
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 706
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 0.16% 0.2%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families -0.46% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 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 # 392 68th
Population Density # 535 56th
Diversity Index # 287 76th
Median Household Income # 861 29th
Per Capita Income # 428 65th

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