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 1,577 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Plum Creek, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,577
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 765
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 1,577
Population in Familes 1,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,027
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $46,645
Average Household Income $64,443
Per Capita Income $26,157


Total Housing Units 680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $127,381
Average Home Value $140,186


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 446
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 0.47% 0.53%
Households 0.46% 0.55%
Families 0.9% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

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, 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 # 294 51st
Population Density # 240 60th
Diversity Index # 521 12th
Median Household Income # 338 43rd
Per Capita Income # 300 50th

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