Plainfield is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 44,308 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Plainfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Plainfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Plainfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Plainfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Plainfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.86% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.