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.

Plainfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.47%), sales jobs (11.56%), and food service (7.11%).

Plainfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Plainfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Plainfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Plainfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Plainfield may be for you.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Plainfield rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.87% of adults 25 and older in Plainfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Plainfield in 2010 was $26,733, 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 $106,932 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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