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People

Total Population 1,099
Male Share of the Population 54.5%
Female Share of the Population 45.5%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 539
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,833
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $755
Median House Value $94,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 157 miles NE of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 181 miles W of Wichita, Kansas
County Meade
Standard Zip Codes 67869
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.26
Longitude -100.592

Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEADE
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 94 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station CIMARRON 4 S
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 40 to 71 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Station HUGOTON
Distance 41.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 93 F
Oct Temp 40 to 72 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Copeland 294 $71,875
Fowler 441 $50,625
Kismet 297 $66,875
Liberal 20,819 $50,064
Meade 1,702 $64,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Plains Community Library
500 GRAND AVE.
Plains, Kansas
(620) 563-7326

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