A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Plains ...
The location of Plains has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Plains has a population of 1,120 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Plains.
Plains is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Plains is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Plains lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Plains (for example, toward Mullan (ID)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).
The telephone area code for Plains: (406)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plains had an population of 1,120 people. This is an increase of 6.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Plains had a population of 1,048 people (or 9.18% of the total population of Sanders County). This makes Plains the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Plains represents 0.11% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 51st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,048 people, the population of Plains decreased 6.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,126 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Plains.
Communities Also Named Plains ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Plains - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plains.
Communities near Plains ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plains.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plains. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plains.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plains. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plains.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plains. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plains.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plains ...
Looking for more information about Plains? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Plains, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plains.
Adding Plains to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Plains in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plains was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plains on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plains. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Sanders County: www.co.sanders.mt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022