Demographics

People

Total Population1,121
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+510
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,143

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,500
% Above Poverty Level82%
% Below Poverty Level18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$688
Median House Value$83,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52%
English11.1%
Irish4.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Dutch3.7%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.5%
Czech0.9%
Italian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
German0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.2%
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Plains Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMeade County
Standard Zip Codes67869
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.26
Approximate Longitude-100.57

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)

StationMEADE
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 45 F
Apr Temp38 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
StationCIMARRON 4 S
Distance36.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 71 F
Annual Precip23 inches
StationHUGOTON
Distance41.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 93 F
Oct Temp40 to 72 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Copeland323$68,125
Fowler495$46,250
Kismet424$61,750
Liberal20,251$50,107
Meade1,592$61,369
Sublette1,556$59,063

Plains Public Libraries

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

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Plains Public Schools

Plains Elem
605 West B
ZIP: 67869
(620) 563-7285
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
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