Plains, Georgia

Plains, Georgia

Plains is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. The population was 637 at the 2000 census.


President Jimmy Carter, his younger brother Billy Carter, and wife Rosalynn Carter were born in Plains. The President and his wife still live there.


Plains is located at 32°2′1″N, 84°23′36″W (32.033722, -84.393450).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 637 people, 215 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 780.0 people per square mile (299.9/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 298.8/sq mi (114.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 38.62% White, 59.81% African American, 1.26% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population. There were 215 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 69.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 58.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,719, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $16,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,602. About 22.2% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.2% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Country: United States
State: Georgia
County: Sumter

- Total: 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
- Land: 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
- Water: 0 sq mi (0 km²)

Elevation: 499 ft (152 m)

Population (2000):
- Total: 637
- Density: 796.3/sq mi (303.3/km²)

Time Zone: Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Summer (DST): EDT (UTC-4)

ZIP Code: 31780
Area Code: 229