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Pleasant Plain, Iowa
—  City  —
Friends Church
Location of Pleasant Plain, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°8′45″N 91°51′34″W / 41.14583°N 91.85944°W / 41.14583; -91.85944
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jefferson
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 131
 - Density 129.2/sq mi (49.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-63615
GNIS feature ID 0460275

Pleasant Plain is a city in Jefferson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 131 at the 2000 census.



Pleasant Plain is located at 41°8′45″N 91°51′34″W / 41.14583°N 91.85944°W / 41.14583; -91.85944 (41.145784, -91.859581)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 131 people, 52 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 129.2 people per square mile (50.1/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 56.2/sq mi (21.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 52 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,282. There were 24.3% of families and 25.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 50.0% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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