Pioneer settlers first arrived in the North Plains area in the 1840s.
The area to be known as the city of North Plains was platted in September 1910 by the Ruth Trust Company of Portland. They purchased area tracts after James J. Hill
planned to extend United Railways there.
On June 25, 1963, North Plains voted 90 to 56 to incorporate as a city; at the time the population was around 500.
North Plains Library
As of the census
of 2010, there were 1,947 people (a 21.3% increase from 2000), 706 households, and 511 families living in the city. The population density
was 2,163.3 inhabitants per square mile (835.3/km2
). There were 749 housing units at an average density of 832.2 per square mile (321.3/km2
). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White
, 0.4% African American
, 1.2% Native American
, 1.8% Asian
, 0.6% Pacific Islander
, 3.1% from other races
, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 11.0% of the population.
There were 706 households, of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples
living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.21.
The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,605 people, 594 households, and 422 families living in the city. The population density was 2,044.7 people per square mile (794.5/km2
). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 806.4 per square mile (313.3/km2
). The racial makeup of the city was 90.78% White, 1.87% Asian, 1.68% Native American, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.74% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.10% of the population. On a percentage basis, North Plains is among the top 100 locations (with at least 500 residents) home to Panamanian Americans
There were 594 households, out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,563, and the median income for a family was $55,156. Males had a median income of $42,237 versus $27,857 for females. The per capita income for the city
was $18,794. About 4.8% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line
, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.
Presidential election results
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- ^ "North Plains History". Hillsboro Argus article dated June 25, 1963. City of North Plains. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-04. The brochure points out in part six months after the first train was run over the United Railways in January 1911, "The new town boasted a permanent population of 200, and after a year's growth, North Plains is a thriving town of 400."...[The first plat was drawn in] September 1910 by Newell Gossett & Walsh Engineers for the Ruth Trust Co.
- ^ According to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, United Railways was a Portland area short line. They "operated one streetcar line, industrial trackage in Portland, and a logging and passenger line from northwest Portland to Banks, Vernonia, Keasey and beyond." The passenger service operated out of North Bank Station, a former freight-only depot at the corner of NW 11th and Hoyt, now known as the Pearl Townhouses. In 1944, United Railways was taken over by Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway.
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