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The Plains, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of The Plains had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for The Plains is located at latitude 38.862 and longitude -77.7745 in Fauquier County. The formal boundaries for the Town of The Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fauquier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of The Plains (GNIS ID: 2391443) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with The Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for The Plains: The White Plains, White Plains.

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The Plains, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 243
Population in Households 243
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 918
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $638,889
Average Home Value $697,414


Median Household Income $94,066
Average Household Income $113,718
Per Capita Income $48,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 1.67%
Households 1.97% 1.81%
Families 1.87% 1.52%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

The Plains, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares The Plains to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 522 12th
Population Density1 # 262 56th
Diversity Index2 # 361 39th
Median Household Income # 95 84th
Per Capita Income # 66 89th

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