For population 25 years and over in Plains:
For population 15 years and over in Plains town:
231 residents are foreign born (15.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $450 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (60.7 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (231.0 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (351.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Denver City, TX (3.9 miles ), Seagraves, TX (4.8 miles ), Wellman, TX (5.0 miles ), Sundown, TX (5.2 miles ), Tatum, NM (5.4 miles ), Whiteface, TX (5.6 miles ), Brownfield, TX (5.7 miles ), Seminole, TX (5.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 102.83 W
Area code: 806
Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+2.3%).
Work and jobs in Plains: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Plains, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Plains-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Plains town center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/21/1957, a category F4 tornado 41.6 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Plains-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/2/2001 at 01:55:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Plains center
On 8/26/1992 at 03:24:52, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/2001 at 00:07:08, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Yoakum County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bulldog Turner - Football player and coach.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Plains that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.3%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.5% for other race residents, 91.7% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Plains compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Plains (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Plains (based on Yoakum County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 103.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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Plains government finances in 2002:
6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,675 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:
8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,024 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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Plains fatal accident list:
Oct 11, 1982 10:30 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plains)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Plains, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:7
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Plains)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Plains, TX