Plainfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 15,125 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 75th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plainfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plainfield is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), management occupations (11.40%), and sales jobs (9.42%).
Also of interest is that Plainfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Plainfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Plainfield is worth considering.
The rate of college-level education in Plainfield is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.21% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Plainfield in 2018 was $30,839, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,356 for a family of four. However, Plainfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Plainfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Plainfield include French, Irish, French Canadian, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Plainfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.