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The Plains, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of The Plains had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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The Plains, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 248
Daytime Population: Workers 440
Daytime Population: Residents 107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.21
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 937
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $94,324
Average Household Income $113,716
Per Capita Income $48,111


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $625,000
Average Home Value $688,793


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 65
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 1.86% 1.64%
Households 1.98% 1.58%
Families 1.83% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 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 # 520 12th
Population Density # 261 56th
Diversity Index # 368 38th
Median Household Income # 96 84th
Per Capita Income # 70 88th

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