Plains, Texas

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Plains, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
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Top 4% trophy Plains Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Plains, Texas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 10 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 2 3

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Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SW of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 235 miles NE of El Paso, Texas
County Yoakum
Standard Zip Codes 79355
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.188
Longitude -102.827

Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PLAINS
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station MORTON
Distance 36.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 53 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 54 F
Apr Temp 40 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 75 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
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Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,450 100%
Male 714 49.2%
Female 736 50.8%
Under 18 472 32.6%
18+ 978 67.4%
65+ 163 11.2%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.37
White 1,010 69.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.8%
Other 403 27.8%
Mixed Race 24 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 769 53%

Estimated Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,457
Growth 7
Growth % 0.5%

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) 63%
US/American 20.7%
Irish 3.8%
English 2.8%
German 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Italian 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
African 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plains 1,450 $36,250
Denver City 3,985 $35,972
Seagraves 2,334 $30,707

Plains Public Libraries

Yoakum County Library
Plains, Texas
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Plains High Schools (2004)

1000 10TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

Plains Colleges

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