Plainville, CT
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Plainville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 17,773 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Plainville is the 67th largest community in Connecticut.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plainville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plainville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainville who work in office and administrative support (15.72%), sales jobs (10.95%), and teaching (8.13%).

Also of interest is that Plainville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Plainville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.52% of adults in Plainville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plainville in 2010 was $31,370, 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 $125,480 for a family of four. However, Plainville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Plainville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plainville include Irish, Polish, French , and German.

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