Plainfield, IN
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Plainfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 30,590 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 36th largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (15.26%), sales jobs (12.80%), and management occupations (11.47%).

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.

Even though Plainfield is not a small town, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

In terms of college education, Plainfield is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.07% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Plainfield in 2010 was $25,941, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,764 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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