Pleasant Plains, Illinois

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Pleasant Plains, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Pleasant Plains Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pleasant Plains People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Pleasant Plains, Illinois

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Pleasant Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62677
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.872
Longitude -89.921

Pleasant 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 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Pleasant Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 777 100%
Male 370 47.6%
Female 407 52.4%
Under 18 225 29%
18+ 552 71%
65+ 99 12.7%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.99
White 768 98.8%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Pleasant Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 738
Growth -39
Growth % -5%

Pleasant 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
German 48.2%
English 13.2%
US/American 11.4%
Irish 9.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Hungarian 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Scottish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 1.7%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pleasant Plains, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Farmingdale (62677)
Richland (62677)
Salisbury (62677)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pleasant Plains 777 $51,111
Ashland 1,361 $50,227
Berlin 140 $41,042
Cantrall 139 $45,417
New Berlin 1,030 $50,139
Petersburg 2,299 $42,500
Tallula 638 $38,864
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Pleasant Plains High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 320
Serves 395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

Pleasant Plains Colleges

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