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  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Plains Township is a suburb of with a population of 9,704. 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.

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About Plains Township...
Population
9,704

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$819
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    164.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    30.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    185.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,408.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    133.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Plains Township

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,643
National
$62,843

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