Plainfield, CT
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Plainfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 15,077 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 75th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns, Plainfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Plainfield are a mix 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 (14.41%), sales jobs (12.06%), and maintenance occupations (6.53%).

Overall, Plainfield’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Plainfield has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Plainfield a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Plainfield are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.61% of adults in Plainfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Plainfield in 2010 was $27,137, 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 $108,548 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plainfield include Irish, French Canadian, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Plainfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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