For population 25 years and over in Plains:
For population 15 years and over in Plains town:
16 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $996 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Missoula, MT (58.2 miles , pop. 57,053).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (340.0 miles , pop. 480,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (942.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Paradise, MT (2.5 miles) , Hot Springs, MT (3.8 miles ), St. Regis, MT (3.9 miles ), Flathead, MT (4.1 miles ), Superior, MT (4.3 miles ), Lonepine, MT (4.5 miles) , Riverbend, MT (4.5 miles ), West End, MT (4.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 47.46 N, Longitude: 114.89 W
Area code: 406
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Plains detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+12.4%).
Work and jobs in Plains: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Plains, Montana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Plains-area historical earthquake activity is above Montana state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/22/1998 at 01:17:47, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, 4.6 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/1995 at 19:31:02, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from Plains center
On 6/28/2000 at 14:28:31, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/1/1992 at 11:33:47, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 3.8 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1994 at 06:56:49, a magnitude 4.1 (3.6 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 41.8 miles away from Plains center
On 6/29/1995 at 18:10:50, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sanders County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospital/medical center in Plains:
Airports and heliports located in Plains:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plains:
Public high school in Plains:
See full list of schools located in Plains, map of school districts: PLAINS ELEMENTARY, PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL
Public elementary/middle schools in Plains:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Plains and their reported violations in the past:PLAINS TOWN OF (Population served: 1326, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.8%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
22 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Plains compared to Montana state average:
Banks with branches in Plains (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Plains (based on Sanders County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plains government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,533 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,007 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plains)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Plains, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plains)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Plains)
State forum archive:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.