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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
The Plains is a town in Ohio with a population of 3,001. The Plains is in Athens County. Living in The Plains offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in The Plains and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in The Plains are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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The Plains Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in The Plains

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,875
National
$55,322
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The Plains Reviews

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It's a cozy small town where everything is within walking distance and it's only a few minutes drive from Athens and all the convenience of city living.
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There are plenty of drugs and occasional robberies.
Athens County can be amazing or terrible depending on where you go and the groups you meet.