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Population in 2012: 1,524 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 

Males: 751  (49.3%)
Females: 773  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79355.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,876 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Plains:

$35,876
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,952

Plains town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,323 (it was $36,100 in 2000)
Plains:

$56,323
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,665; Detached houses: $81,699; Mobile homes: $38,427

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • Hispanic - 861 (58.1%)
  • White alone - 598 (40.4%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plains: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (8.2%), Irish (5.2%), Polish (3.6%), English (3.0%), Scottish (2.6%), United States (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,540 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Plains:

  • High school or higher: 61.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plains town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

339 residents are foreign born

This town:  18.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Plains, Texas as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Plains to the number of sex offenders is 1,524 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $622 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $211 (0.4%)

Plains satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Loop, TX (5.5 miles ), Whiteface, TX (5.6 miles ), Brownfield, TX (5.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $72,200
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,600

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Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 102.83 W

Area code: 806

Plains household income distribution Plains home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Plains: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

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).
Plains topographic map

Birthplace of: Bulldog Turner - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Plains:

  • DIALYSIS SERVICES OF WEST TEXAS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; DENVER CITY, TX)
  • YOAKUM COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; DENVER CITY, TX)
  • YOAKUM COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 16 miles away; DENVER CITY, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Plains, TX

Airports located in Plains:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plains:

  • South Plains College (about 38 miles; Levelland, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 62 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 62 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 75 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 96 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 135 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 150 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)

Public high school in Plains:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plains:

See full list of schools located in Plains

Library in Plains:

  • YOAKUM COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $163,682; Location: 910 AVE E; 36,249 books; 7,136 audio materials; 4,546 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Willis Auto and Tire 1001 Cowboy Way Owner- Tim Willis 806-456-7195 added by Kimberly

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Notable location: Plains Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Plains: Stanford Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Yoakum County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plains that have no violations reported:

  • YOAKUM COUNTY PARK & GOLF COURSE (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  79.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Plains, TX


4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Plains compared to Texas state average:

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Plains (2011 data):

  • Plains State Bank: Plains Branch at 9th Street, branch established on 2008/09/08. Info updated 2010/11/03: Bank assets: $203.1 mil, Deposits: $178.2 mil, headquarters in Humble, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Plains Acquisition Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Plains travel time to work - commute


Plains mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Plains town (based on Yoakum County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 103.62%
Here103.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents42.7%38.1%9.0%5.9%4.3%
Congregations11.1%33.3%11.1%16.7%27.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Yoakum County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Yoakum County:

12.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yoakum County:

12.9%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,850$34,2000$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,558$33,3480$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,374$28,4880$0
Sewerage 1$1,932$23,1840$0
Water Supply 1$2,938$35,2560$0
Gas Supply 1$2,434$29,2080$0
Totals for Government 7$18,086$31,0050$0

Plains government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $101,000 ($66.27)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $259,000 ($169.95)
    Financial Administration: $242,000 ($158.79)
    Water Utilities: $209,000 ($137.14)
    Sewerage: $126,000 ($82.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $81,000 ($53.15)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($29.53)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($13.12)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($3.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $14,000 ($9.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $242,000 ($158.79)

Plains government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $95,000 ($62.34)
    Sewerage: $91,000 ($59.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $59,000 ($38.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $31,000 ($20.34)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $344,000 ($225.72)
    Water Utilities: $171,000 ($112.20)
  • Tax - Property: $91,000 ($59.71)
    Total General Sales: $35,000 ($22.97)
    Public Utilities: $21,000 ($13.78)

Plains government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,077,000 ($706.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Gaines County, TX  0.84% ($32,300 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.76% ($31,167)
from Lea County, NM  0.51% ($34,250)


8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Lubbock County, TX  1.16% ($39,214 average AGI)
to Lea County, NM  0.83% ($22,000)
to Midland County, TX  0.70% ($32,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plains:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKUB (1300 AM; 1 kW; BROWNFIELD, TX; Owner: BROWNFIELD BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KLEA (630 AM; 1 kW; LOVINGTON, NM; Owner: LEA COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plains:

  • KPHS (90.3 FM; PLAINS, TX; Owner: PLAINS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Plains:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJTV-TV (Channel 34; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K27GL (Channel 27; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K50GM (Channel 50; HOBBS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K55IF (Channel 55; SEMINOLE, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

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:

33 (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:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5TNC
    Grant Date: 03/21/1996, Expiration Date: 03/21/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2008
    Registrant: Glen D Guetersloh, Box 462, Plains, TX 79355
  • Call Sign: KD5SIK, Licensee ID: L00511017
    Grant Date: 03/07/2012, Expiration Date: 05/02/2022, Certifier: Jeffrey L Roper
    Registrant: Jeffrey L Roper, Plains, TX 79355
  • Call Sign: KD5SIL, Licensee ID: L00511018
    Grant Date: 05/02/2002, Expiration Date: 05/02/2012, Certifier: Jared C Sellers
    Registrant: Jared C Sellers, Plains, TX 79355
  • Call Sign: KF5FUA, Licensee ID: L01557234
    Grant Date: 03/25/2010, Expiration Date: 03/25/2020, Certifier: Joshua S Bayer
    Registrant: Joshua S Bayer, Plains, TX 79355


FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Plains)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Plains, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert973.0 years
Mary980.7 years
William980.0 years
James870.2 years
John681.0 years
Jimmie473.5 years
Thomas463.3 years
Lillian477.8 years
Jose461.8 years
Roy470.0 years
Most common last names in Plains, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1181.3 years
Smith878.6 years
Williams679.2 years
Guetersloh666.1 years
Mcdonnell574.4 years
Green563.6 years
Fitzgerald579.4 years
Box479.2 years
Webber482.3 years
Murphey480.7 years

Businesses in Plains, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1

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