Plum Creek, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plum Creek, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Plum Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,571 as of July 1, 2016. Plum Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plum Creek is located at latitude 37.1271 and longitude -80.5034 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Plum Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,808 feet.

The Plum Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584903) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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Plum Creek, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,571
Population in Households 1,571
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,023
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $125,595
Average Home Value $138,710


Median Household Income $46,341
Average Household Income $66,019
Per Capita Income $26,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.53%
Households 0.53% 0.61%
Families 1.12% 0.49%
Median Household Income   -2.0%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

Plum Creek, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plum Creek 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 # 294 51st
Population Density1 # 240 60th
Diversity Index2 # 519 13th
Median Household Income # 322 46th
Per Capita Income # 264 56th

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