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Pleasant Plains, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pleasant Plains had a population of 796 as of July 1, 2019. Pleasant Plains ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Plains is located at latitude 39.8728 and longitude -89.9212 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pleasant Plains encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Pleasant Plains (GNIS ID: 2399694) 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 Village of Pleasant Plains is located within Township of Cartwright, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Plains: Pleasant Plain.

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Pleasant Plains, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pleasant Plains, IL Housing Affordability Index is 229
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Pleasant Plains, IL Wealth Index is 72
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 796 (100%)
Population in Households 796 (100.0%)
Population in Families 685 (86.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 569
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,851
Average Household Income $78,214
Per Capita Income $30,671
Wealth Index4 72

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $149,479
Housing Affordability Index3 229
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.08% -0.18%
Households 0.03% -0.13%
Families 0.14% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Pleasant Plains, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Plains to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 771 44th
Population Density # 1031 25th
Diversity Index # 967 29th
Median Household Income # 285 79th
Per Capita Income # 575 58th

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