Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
|Incorporated (city)||January 1, 1960|
|• Mayor||Sally Johnson|
|• Total||5 sq mi (~13 km2)|
|• Land||5 sq mi (~13 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||679 ft (207 m)|
|• Density||428.3/sq mi (171.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0332706|
Built near a vein of clay useful in the manufacture of bricks and with a railroad line passing through the city, Plainville grew as a brick-building city through the 20th century. In the late 70's, the manufacture of brick became cheaper in other markets, leading to the Plainville Brick Company gearing down its brick production operations. However, the Plainville Brick Company still operates as a distribution point for specialty brick products.
Plainville is situated in the Ridge-and-Valley region of Northwest Georgia. Plainville lies to the east of a bend in the Oostanaula River, an area known as "the Bend", and is roughly halfway between Rome, Georgia and Calhoun, Georgia.
Plainville is located at (34.404212, -85.037404).
Plainville has a total area of 5 square miles (13 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 257 people, 98 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.5 people per square mile (168.2/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 172.8 per square mile (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.67% White, 0.39% Native American, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.
There were 98 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,654, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,046. About 16.3% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Plainville". Georgia.gov. Retrieved 16 October 2013.