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Pleasant Plains, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Pleasant Plains is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Independence County at latitude 35.5538 and longitude -91.6283. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Pleasant Plains, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pleasant Plains, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pleasant Plains indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Pleasant Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Plains: Fair View, Pleasantplains.

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Pleasant Plains, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 346
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 303
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 378
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $86,719
Average Home Value $99,065


Median Household Income $32,161
Average Household Income $48,382
Per Capita Income $18,551
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% 0.0%
Households -0.18% 0.0%
Families -0.71% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Pleasant Plains, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Plains to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 361 33rd
Population Density1 # 304 44th
Diversity Index2 # 505 7th
Median Household Income # 371 32nd
Per Capita Income # 321 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.