Pleasant Plain, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Pleasant Plain, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Plain had a population of 100 as of July 1, 2018. 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 -91.8591 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Plain 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Plain: Pleasant Prairie.

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Pleasant Plain, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 100
Population in Households 100
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $67,099
Average Household Income $79,113
Per Capita Income $34,129


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $201,471


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.88% 0.79%
Households 0.86% 0.89%
Families 0.0% 1.26%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   4.04%

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, 2018 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 # 868 14th
Population Density # 963 5th
Diversity Index # 810 20th
Median Household Income # 160 84th
Per Capita Income # 179 82nd

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