Plain City, OH
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Plain City is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 4,426 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Plain City is the 292nd largest community in Ohio. Plain City 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 Plain City, where the median household income is $76,004.00.

Plain City real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Plain City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Plain City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Plain City is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plain City who work in management occupations (19.23%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and business and financial occupations (9.38%).

Also of interest is that Plain City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Plain City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Plain City is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Plain City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Plain City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The overall education level of Plain City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.82% of adults in Plain City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Plain City in 2010 was $34,066, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,264 for a family of four. However, Plain City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Plain City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plain City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Plain City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Plain City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Greek.