Plainfield, IN
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Plainfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 34,386 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 36th largest community in Indiana. 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 $62,828.00.

Unlike some towns, Plainfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Plainfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plainfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), sales jobs (10.71%), and management occupations (8.33%).

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.

The town of Plainfield is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

The education level of Plainfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.42% of adults in Plainfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Plainfield in 2010 was $30,943, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,772 for a family of four. However, Plainfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Plainfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plainfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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