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The Plains, VA

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Overview


The Plains is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 250 people and just one neighborhood, The Plains is the 381st largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in The Plains was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local The Plains economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in The Plains, where the median household income is $108,250.00.

The Plains home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but The Plains real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

The Plains is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, The Plains is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in The Plains who work in food service (22.15%), management occupations (16.11%), and personal care services (9.40%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

In terms of college education, The Plains is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.14% of adults in The Plains have a college degree.

The per capita income in The Plains in 2022 was $34,654, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,616 for a family of four.

The Plains is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call The Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of The Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. The Plains also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.74% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in The Plains include Irish, German, English, European, and Swiss.

Foreign born people are also an important part of The Plains's cultural character, accounting for 15.75% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in The Plains is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

If you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Virginia, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 100.0% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 34 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 92.1% of America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in The Plains are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 60.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.1%), and 8.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in The Plains, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report German roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (71.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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