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People

Total Population 1,629
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 620
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 57.6%
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 $51,250
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $67,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 6.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station CROSSROADS 2
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Plains Public Libraries

Library
Yoakum County Library
9TH AND E
Plains, Texas
(806) 456-8725

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Plains High Schools

PLAINS H S
1000 10TH ST
806-456-7498
A Title I School.
Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

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