Plainfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 35,287 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Plainfield is the 36th largest community in Indiana. Plainfield 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 Plainfield, where the median household income is $61,046.00.
Plainfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Plainfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (8.88%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.46% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In terms of college education, Plainfield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.79% of adults in Plainfield have a college degree.
The per capita income in Plainfield in 2018 was $33,821, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,284 for a family of four. However, Plainfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Plainfield is a very 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Plainfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.