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Plainville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Plainville had a population of 544 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainville: Stump Town.

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Plainville, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 544
Daytime Population: Workers 86
Daytime Population: Residents 271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 357
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 538
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,551
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $43,093
Average Household Income $52,474
Per Capita Income $21,473


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $110,455


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.86% 1.32%
Households 2.0% 1.3%
Families 2.33% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 465 32nd
Population Density # 259 62nd
Diversity Index # 592 14th
Median Household Income # 493 28th
Per Capita Income # 500 27th

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