Plains, Georgia

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Plains, Georgia

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High Points

Plains strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Plains Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Plains Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 9% Plains Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Plains Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Plains, Georgia

Comparing Plains to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 8
Age of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 4
Portion of People Married 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 10

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Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Sumter
Standard Zip Codes 31780
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.033
Longitude -84.392

Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station LUMPKIN 2 SE
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
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Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 637 100%
Male 260 40.8%
Female 377 59.2%
Under 18 157 24.6%
18+ 480 75.4%
65+ 192 30.1%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 3.31
White 246 38.6%
African-American 381 59.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 1.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.8%

Estimated Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 614
Growth -23
Growth % -3.6%

Plains Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.8%
US/American 19.7%
English 3.6%
German 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 1%
Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
African 0.4%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plains 637 $29,375
Americus 17,013 $32,132
Bronwood 513 $28,750
Ellaville 1,609 $33,409
Parrott 156 $28,750
Preston 453 $37,083
Smithville 774 $37,083
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