Plains, Kansas

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Plains, Kansas
Location within Meade County and Kansas
Location within Meade County and Kansas
KDOT map of Meade County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°15′45″N 100°35′30″W / 37.26250°N 100.59167°W / 37.26250; -100.59167Coordinates: 37°15′45″N 100°35′30″W / 37.26250°N 100.59167°W / 37.26250; -100.59167
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMeade
Founded1800s
Platted1885
Incorporated1908
Area
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,759 ft (841 m)
Population
 • Total1,146
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,042
 • Density1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67869
Area code620
FIPS code20-56100 [4]
GNIS ID0470587 [5]

Plains is a city in Meade County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,146 people lived there.[6] Its main street is the widest in the United States; the street is 155 feet 5 inches (47.37 m) wide.[7]

History[change | change source]

Plains in early 1900s

Plains was first called West Plains,[8] and it was platted as West Plains in January 1885.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Plains has a semi-arid climate, shortened to "BSk" on climate maps.[10]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
189062
1910333
19203618.4%
19303836.1%
194061961.6%
195071816.0%
19607808.6%
19708579.9%
19801,04421.8%
1990957−8.3%
20001,16321.5%
20101,146−1.5%
Est. 20181,042[3]−9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 1,146 people, 385 households and 310 families living in Plains. The population density was 1,146.0 inhabitants per square mile (442.5/km2). 88.1% of the people were White, 0.3% were African American, 1.0% were Native American, 0.4% were Asian, 8.5% were from other races, and 1.7% were from two or more races. 36.0% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

2000 census[change | change source]

In 2000, there were 1,163 people, 402 households and 303 families living in Plains. The population density was 1,175.8 per square mile (453.6/km²). 82.12% of the people were White, 1.29% were Native American, 14.27% were from other races, and 2.32% were from two or more races. 26.23% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[4]

Education[change | change source]

Plains is a part of USD 483 Southwestern Heights. The district high school, Southwestern Heights, is between Kismet and Plains. The Southwestern Heights High School mascot is Southwestern Heights Mustangs.[11]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  7. "Plains, Kansas... Widest Main Street in the USA". Meade Economic Development Committee. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 239.
  9. Sullivan, Frank Seymour (1916). A History of Meade County, Kansas. Crane & Company. pp. 34.
  10. Climate Summary for Plains, Kansas
  11. "Southwestern Heights - USD 483". USD 483. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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