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Plainfield, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Plainfield had a population of 42,749 as of July 1, 2016. Plainfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 41.6305 and longitude -88.245 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Plainfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Plainfield (GNIS ID: 2399684) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Plainfield is located within Township of Plainfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainfield: Walkers Grove.

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Plainfield, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,749
Population in Households 42,645
Population in Familes 39,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 1,833
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 12,767
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 10,781
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,256 (85.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,511 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $304,687
Average Home Value $333,062


Median Household Income $106,647
Average Household Income $122,797
Per Capita Income $36,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 0.99%
Households 1.14% 0.93%
Families 1.0% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plainfield, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 97th
Population Density1 # 334 76th
Diversity Index2 # 169 88th
Median Household Income # 47 97th
Per Capita Income # 140 90th

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