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Plain View, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Plain View Census Designated Place had a population of 1,964 as of July 1, 2016. Plain View ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plain View is located at latitude 35.244 and longitude -78.5602 in Sampson County. The formal boundaries for the Plain View Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Plain View Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403426) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Plain View Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plain View, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sampson County.

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

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Plain View, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,964
Population in Households 1,964
Population in Familes 1,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 118
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 755
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $101,238
Average Home Value $119,165


Median Household Income $39,772
Average Household Income $52,947
Per Capita Income $19,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.06%
Households -0.15% -0.05%
Families 0.65% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Plain View, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plain View to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 324 56th
Population Density1 # 690 7th
Diversity Index2 # 330 56th
Median Household Income # 379 49th
Per Capita Income # 503 32nd

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