Plain View, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,961.
Population change since 2000: +7.7%
Males: 1,033  (52.7%)
Females: 928  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28334.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,223 (it was $31,797 in 2000)
Plain View:

$44,223
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,775 (it was $15,011 in 2000)

Plain View CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,403 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Plain View:

$144,403
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,657; detached houses: $170,962; mobile homes: $37,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Plain View: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.9%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Plain View, NC (2010)
    • 1,47475.2%White alone
    • 31516.1%Black alone
    • 985.0%Hispanic
    • 271.4%Asian alone
    • 251.3%Two or more races
    • 221.1%American Indian alone

Races in Plain View detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (17.3%), English (15.7%), Scotch-Irish (11.4%), French (8.4%), Irish (7.7%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 16.6 square miles.

Population density: 118 people per square mile   (very low).

Plain View, North Carolina map

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $760 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,122 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (23.6 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (39.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (378.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dunn, NC (2.2 miles ),
Spiveys Corner, NC (2.4 miles ),
Falcon, NC (2.5 miles ),
Godwin, NC (2.6 miles),
Erwin, NC (2.8 miles ),
Benson, NC (3.0 miles ),
Linden, NC (3.2 miles),
Vann Crossroads, NC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.25 N, Longitude: 78.57 W

Distribution of median household income in Plain View, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plain View, NC in 2017
Plain View satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Plain View, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.8%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.2%)
  • Apparel (5.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Plain View, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Plain View, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.2. This is about average.

City:

63.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.19
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Plain View-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Plain View place center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plain View-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from Plain View center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 242.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from Plain View center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from Plain View center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sampson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Plain View:

  • BLESSED HEALTH AND REHAB OF DUNN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • CORNERSTONE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • DUNN KIDNEY CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • BETSY JOHNSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • HARNETT WOODS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • ERWIN AVENUE HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ERWIN, NC)
  • GOOD HOPE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ERWIN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plain View:

  • Campbell University (about 15 miles; Buies Creek, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,127)
  • Methodist University (about 20 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Johnston Community College (about 22 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 23 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 24 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)
  • Mount Olive College (about 29 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 29 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Plain View include: Lees Chapel (A), Union Grove Church (B), Bethesda Church (C), Mingo Hill Church (D), Mingo Primitive Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lee Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Beaverdam Dismal (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Juniper Run (A), Beaverdam Swamp (B), Jumping Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sampson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Plain View:

Marital status in Plain View, NC
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Plain View:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plain View, NC (based on Sampson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,212130
Mainline Protestant5,68046
Catholic3,4853
Black Protestant2,89725
Other3663
None27,791-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
This county:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sampson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Sampson County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Sampson County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sampson County:

31.6%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Plain View:

44.0%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Plain View:

25.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Plain View:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

50.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Plain View:

77.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plain View, NC Residents

4.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.76% ($33,429 average AGI)
from Harnett County, NC  0.55% ($28,353)
from Duplin County, NC  0.53% ($25,522)


5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.87% ($29,942 average AGI)
to Duplin County, NC  0.62% ($28,097)
to Harnett County, NC  0.60% ($35,397)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plain View:

  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLLN (1370 AM; 5 kW; LILLINGTON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WIDU (1600 AM; 5 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: W I D U BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plain View:

  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WUAW (88.3 FM; ERWIN, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFSS (91.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plain View:

  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Plain View fatal accident list:

Apr 20, 2015 05:09 PM, Sr-1002, Lat: 35.241942, Lon: -78.580728, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 16, 2015 04:34 AM, North Spring Branch Rd., Green Path Rd., Lat: 35.249439, Lon: -78.589178, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 20, 2007 06:54 PM, Rp-1005, Us-421, Lat: 35.260036, Lon: -78.577306, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 16, 2007 05:25 AM, Us-421, Rp-1005, Lat: 35.243206, Lon: -78.550619, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.1mTotal length
  • 72,230Total average daily traffic
  • 12,041Total average daily truck traffic
  • 64,260Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Plain View, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Plain View, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plain View, NC
  • 56.6%Electricity
  • 17.1%Wood
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plain View, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Plain View compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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