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Plainville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Plainville had a population of 515 as of July 1, 2016. Plainville ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainville is located at latitude 38.8048 and longitude -87.1516 in Daviess County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plainville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Daviess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Town of Plainville (GNIS ID: 2396860) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Plainville is located within Township of Steele, a minor civil division (MCD) of Daviess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainville: Stump Town.

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Plainville, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 515
Population in Households 508
Population in Familes 422
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,468
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $81,452
Average Home Value $96,753


Median Household Income $43,343
Average Household Income $50,966
Per Capita Income $20,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.06%
Households 1.2% 1.12%
Families 1.63% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plainville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainville to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 475 30th
Population Density1 # 291 57th
Diversity Index2 # 542 21st
Median Household Income # 452 34th
Per Capita Income # 495 27th

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