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The Plains, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of The Plains had a population of 257 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for The Plains is located at latitude 38.8621 and longitude -77.7739 in Fauquier County. The formal boundaries for the Town of The Plains 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.

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

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The Plains, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 257 (100%)
Population in Households 257 (100.0%)
Population in Families 205 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 932
Diversity Index2 41
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $87,555
Average Household Income $124,930
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $50,745
Wealth Index5 166
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $408,333
Average Home Value $564,453
Housing Affordability Index3 141
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.66% 1.44%
Households 1.7% 1.54%
Families 1.59% 1.17%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
Owner Occupied HU   1.54%

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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, 2020 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 # 515 13th
Population Density # 260 56th
Median Household Income # 125 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 172 29th
Per Capita Income # 82 86th
Diversity Index # 349 41st

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