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Pleasant Plain, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Plain had a population of 98 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Plain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Plain is located at latitude 41.1472 and longitude -91.8596 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Plain (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The City of Pleasant Plain (GNIS ID: 2396233) 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 City of Pleasant Plain is located within Township of Penn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Plain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pleasant Plain, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 98
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 39
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.41
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $68,774
Average Household Income $81,786
Per Capita Income $36,002


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $207,857


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 31
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 0.72% 0.8%
Households 0.98% 0.89%
Families 0.0% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Pleasant Plain, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Plain to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 870 14th
Population Density # 964 5th
Diversity Index # 905 10th
Median Household Income # 107 89th
Per Capita Income # 64 94th

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