Plains, Georgia

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Plains is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. The population was 637 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Americus Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Notable people

Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalyn Carter, his younger brother Billy Carter, his younger sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton, and first cousin Hugh Carter were all born in Plains. The former president and his wife still live there.


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. The city's boundary is unusual in that it is in the shape of a circle.[4][5] Plains, Ga has a center longitude/latitude point which is -83.0813 / 33.4553.

Koinonia Farm, a non-profit multi-racial, multi-cultural Christian community where all possessions are mutually owned, is located nearby. Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Prisoner of War Museum are located in the vicinity of Plains. Georgia Southwestern State University is located in the nearby town of Americus, some students choosing to live and to worship in Plains. Westville, a re-created town depicting the living history of mid-nineteenth century Georgia, is located in the nearby town of Lumpkin in adjacent Stewart County.


As of the census[1] 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.

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