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Plains is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Plains is 41.275N. The longitude is -75.85W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,437 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,906.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plains demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18705 ZIP code.
8% of Plains residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plains ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plains was $19,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $882.
Libraries in Plains include Plains Township Branch Library ... View libraries
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plains political report.
The average commute time for Plains workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plains between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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