Plainfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 44,762 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 45th largest community in Illinois. Plainfield has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Plainfield, where the median household income is $130,614.00.
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 85.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainfield is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in management occupations (15.77%), sales jobs (13.53%), and office and administrative support (9.91%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.66% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Plainfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Plainfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Plainfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Plainfield, the average commute to work is 34.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Plainfield. 52.86% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Plainfield in 2018 was $43,913, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,652 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 10.70% 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.