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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Plains Township is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 9,817. Plains Township is in Luzerne County. Living in Plains Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plains Township there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Plains Township and residents tend to be conservative.
About Plains Township...
Population
9,817

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,558.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Plains Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,950
National
$55,322

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Plains Township Reviews

3 reviews
I live in Luzerne County Pennsylvania. While I thouroughly enjoy where I live and the people I see, our county is not the greatest. A survey shows that we are in the top 10% of most depressed counties in America, We have a very high rate of drug use and alcoholism too. These are fixable problems. If you stay away from that stuff, like myself, Luzerne County is actually a very nice place to live. If I were given a second life I would choose to live here. There are many things to do on the weekends such as movies, high school sproting events, golfing and other fun activities. During winter, we have a ski mountain avaliable less than 20 minutes away, so there's a great amount of things to do here. Also there are many local colleges in luzerne county that offer a geat education. The future of this area looks murky. One positive thing is that my local school district (which is second largest in the county) is going to be building a new school within the next few years. A negative thing about this county is that our population has slowly declined over the years. In 1990, our population was around 75,000. Now were around 45,000.
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Where I live is at the cross-roads between NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. A lot of drug related crimes that we continually have to deal with. Our police force handles it well though. They know where the main areas of drug dels happen and can pinpoint who the people are.
Beautiful place to live quiet area, driving conveniences easy access to surrounding area, 81 309 115 school are close,