The Plains, VA 20198 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20198: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
The Plains, VA 20198

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 124
  • Single Family Addresses: 768
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Fauquier County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.863, Longitude -77.773
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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The Plains, VA 20198 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,385
Population in Households 2,385
Population in Familes 1,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,015
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 654
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $592,708
Average Home Value $680,008


Median Household Income $96,720
Average Household Income $131,643
Per Capita Income $56,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.64%
Households 1.83% 1.71%
Families 1.66% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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 20198 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20198 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 494 44th
Population Density1 # 662 24th
Diversity Index2 # 394 55th
Median Household Income # 87 90th
Per Capita Income # 36 96th

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