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, 2017)


Total Population 2,329
Daytime Population: Workers 855
Daytime Population: Residents 1,044
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 2,329
Population in Familes 1,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $100,388
Average Household Income $131,208
Per Capita Income $55,153


Total Housing Units 1,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $611,111
Average Home Value $691,353


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 629
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.46% 1.39%
Households 1.5% 1.43%
Families 1.29% 1.27%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

The Plains, VA 20198 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20198 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 43rd
Population Density # 650 25th
Diversity Index # 387 56th
Median Household Income # 83 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 95th

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