Plains, Kansas Population 2024

968

Plains is a city located in Meade County Kansas. Plains has a 2024 population of 968. Plains is currently declining at a rate of -2.02% annually and its population has decreased by -6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,039 in 2020.

The average household income in Plains is $94,205 with a poverty rate of 12.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Plains is 29.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 29.4 years for females.

Plains Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plains was:

  • White: 58.61%
  • Other race: 27.57%
  • Two or more races: 11.22%
  • Black or African American: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
969.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.83% (-71)
The current population of Plains, Kansas is 968 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,039.

Plains, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74258.61%
Other race34927.57%
Two or more races14211.22%
Black or African American322.53%
Native American10.08%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Plains Population by Race

Plains Population Pyramid 2024

Plains Median Age

29.6

Total

31.5

Male

29.4

Female

Plains Adults

There are 828 adults, (100 of whom are seniors) in Plains.

Plains Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Plains Sex Ratio

Female61948.89%
Male64751.11%

Plains Population by Age

Plains Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4482.8375.224.8
Married2194.0492.77.3
Non Family1081.0376.923.1
Female962.3229.270.8
Male251.88928
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Plains Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Plains Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plains Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50%.

Plains Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,147

Average Earnings

$67,344

Average Male

$48,438

Average Female

Plains Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plains Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Plains Language

49.38% of Plains residents speak only English, while 50.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.18% of the population.

Plains Language

Plains Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic68410915.94%
Multiple1427854.93%
White526448.37%
Other349298.31%
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12.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.5%

Male Poverty Rate

15.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plains

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plains is Multiple, with 54.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plains is Other, with 8.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.04%.

Plains Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College12.92%
High School7.38%
Less Than 9th Grade2.12%
Bachelors or Greater
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Plains Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.2%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed45.45%
Female Employed20.07%
showing: 4 rows

Plains Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plains Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Plains Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Plains Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Plains Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Plains Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Plains Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

26

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Plains Veterans by War

count

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Plains Veterans by Age

count

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Plains Veterans by Race

Plains Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plains Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Plains Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Plains Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Plains Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.19%

Born in Plains

75.51%

Native Born

24.49%

Foreign Born

17.46%

Non Citizen

7.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.51% of Plains residents were born in the United States, with 54.19% having been born in Kansas. 17.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Plains Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029868-20-2.25%
2028888-20-2.2%
2027908-20-2.16%
2026928-20-2.11%
2025948-20-2.07%
2024968-20-2.02%
2023988-20-1.98%
20221,008-20-1.95%
20211,028-11-1.06%
20201,039212.06%
20191,018-15-1.45%
20181,033-33-3.1%
20171,06610.09%
20161,065-19-1.75%
20151,084-12-1.09%
20141,096191.76%
20131,077-24-2.18%
20121,101-34-3%
20111,135-16-1.39%
20101,151
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Plains Population by Year