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. Much of the housing stock in Plainfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Plainfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Plainfield, where the median household income is $126,127.00.
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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plainfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (15.13%), sales jobs (14.26%), and office and administrative support (9.96%).
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.
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.
In Plainfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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. 51.30% 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 $41,970, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,880 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 13.72% 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.