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Plain View, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Plain View Census Designated Place had a population of 1,953 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Plain View, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,953
Population in Households 1,953
Population in Familes 1,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 118
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $40,887
Average Household Income $54,725
Per Capita Income $20,223


Total Housing Units 858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $113,532
Average Home Value $127,686


Total Households 751
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% -0.2%
Households -0.18% -0.27%
Families 0.4% -0.4%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2018 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 # 322 57th
Population Density # 691 7th
Diversity Index # 325 56th
Median Household Income # 431 42nd
Per Capita Income # 540 27th

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