Plainfield, IL
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Plainfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 44,138 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 45th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Plainfield, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Plainfield, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Plainfield’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Plainfield does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $121,746.00.

Plainfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Plainfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Plainfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainfield is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in management occupations (14.41%), sales jobs (13.30%), and office and administrative support (12.90%).

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.

Because of many things, Plainfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Plainfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Plainfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Plainfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Plainfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Plainfield is a pretty powerful place. 51.99% of the adults in Plainfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Plainfield in 2010 was $40,637, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,548 for a family of four.

Plainfield is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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. Plainfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.25% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plainfield include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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