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The Town of Plains had a population of 1,625 as of July 1, 2017. Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plains is located at latitude 33.1896 and longitude -102.8272 in Yoakum County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yoakum County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,642 feet.

The Town of Plains (GNIS ID: 2413140) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Plains is located within Plains Division of Yoakum County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plains 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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Plains, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,625
Daytime Population: Workers 356
Daytime Population: Residents 1,079
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,435
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,625
Population in Familes 1,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,651
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $42,648
Average Household Income $65,463
Per Capita Income $22,459


Total Housing Units 609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $91,473
Average Home Value $108,920


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 434
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 1.29% 1.18%
Households 1.23% 1.13%
Families 1.06% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

Plains, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plains to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 801 54th
Population Density # 392 78th
Diversity Index # 276 84th
Median Household Income # 1045 40th
Per Capita Income # 981 44th

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