Plainfield, IN


Highest Appreciating Plainfield Neighborhoods Since 2000

Plainfield, IN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Plainfield Housing Market Information

With 30,590 people, 10,789 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $169,983, Plainfield real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Plainfield, accounting for 71.31% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Plainfield include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.25%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.90%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.45%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Plainfield. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 67.95% of Plainfield's homes, and 63.78% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Plainfield built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Plainfield built between 2000 and later ( 34.17%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 21.44%). There's also some housing in Plainfield built before 1939 ( 4.56%).

Plainfield Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Plainfield have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 10.19%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Plainfield house appreciation rate of 0.98%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Plainfield that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Plainfield real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Plainfield appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.33%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 70.69% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Plainfield. Plainfield appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 21.27%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Plainfield's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Plainfield's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Plainfield differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Plainfield - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Plainfield real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Plainfield, IN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,145,000 0.4
$859,001 - $1,145,000 0.1
$572,001 - $859,000 0.4
$458,001 - $572,000 1.8
$343,001 - $458,000 5.5
$229,001 - $343,000 16.6
$114,001 - $229,000 59.3
$57,001 - $114,000 12.0
$0 - $57,000 4.0

Very High for IN
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
43.1875402541132 18.7782805429864

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Plainfield Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
22.30% 1.16% 5 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,363 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 67.95
Renters 32.05
Vacant 9.05

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Plainfield HOMES
2000 or Newer 34.2
1970 - 1999 39.8
1940 - 1969 21.4
1939 or Older 4.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Plainfield HOMES
Single-Family 71.3
Townhomes 6.4
Small Apt. Buildings 6.9
Apt. Complexes 13.3
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Plainfield HOMES
No Bedroom 2.17
1 Bedroom 4.92
2 Bedrooms 24.83
3 Bedrooms 48.94
4 Bedrooms 14.84
5 or more bedrooms 4.29