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People

Total Population 758
Male Share of the Population 54.7%
Female Share of the Population 45.3%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 264
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,607
% Above Poverty Level 73.1%
% Below Poverty Level 26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 11%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43.2%
Median Gross Rent $595
Median House Value $117,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 10.9%

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

Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 347 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Sanders
Standard Zip Codes 59859
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.46
Longitude -114.881

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 SAINT REGIS 1 NE
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 46 to 84 F
Oct Temp 30 to 58 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
Station SUPERIOR
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 49 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Station THOMPSON FALLS POWER HSE
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 23 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hot Springs 544 $31,250
Superior 804 $43,381
Thompson Falls 941 $39,292

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

Plains Public Libraries

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108 WEST RAILROAD
Plains, Montana
(406) 826-3101
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Plains High Schools

PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL
412 RITTENOUR
406-826-3666
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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