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Pleasant Plains, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Pleasant Plains had a population of 352 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Plains ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Plains is located at latitude 35.5538 and longitude -91.6283 in Independence County. 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. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Town of Pleasant Plains (GNIS ID: 2407136) 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 Pleasant Plains is located within Township of Fairview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Independence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Plains 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 Pleasant Plains: Fair View, Pleasantplains.

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Pleasant Plains, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 352
Daytime Population: Workers 218
Daytime Population: Residents 220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 352
Population in Familes 307
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 384
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $32,163
Average Household Income $42,335
Per Capita Income $16,450


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $152,523


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 99
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 0.12% 0.28%
Households 0.21% 0.3%
Families -0.14% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Pleasant Plains, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Plains to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 352 35th
Population Density # 300 45th
Diversity Index # 511 6th
Median Household Income # 413 24th
Per Capita Income # 489 10th

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