Plainwell is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,804 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Plainwell is the 247th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plainwell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plainwell is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainwell who work in sales jobs (9.38%), office and administrative support (9.30%), and healthcare (8.90%).
The percentage of people in Plainwell who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.89% of adults in Plainwell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Plainwell in 2010 was $29,384, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,536 for a family of four. However, Plainwell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Plainwell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainwell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plainwell include German, Dutch, English, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Plainwell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.