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Population (year 2000): 14,619. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,443 (+5.6% change)
Males: 7,153 (48.9%), Females: 7,466 (51.1%)

Windham County

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $42,851 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,900 (year 2000)

Plainfield, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Plainfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (23.8%), Irish (16.4%), English (12.6%), French Canadian (12.0%), German (10.9%), Italian (9.0%).Connecticut

Elevation: 203 feet

Plainfield,

For population 25 years and over in Plainfield

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainfield town

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3.1% Foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.8% North America, 0.5% Latin America).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (32.5 miles Cranston, pop. 79,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (72.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (153.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Village, CT (0.3 miles Plainfield CT (3.6 miles Moosup, CT (4.1 miles Canterbury, CT (4.8 miles Wauregan, CT (6.3 miles Sterling, City, CT (6.5 miles Jewett CT (7.9 miles Voluntown, CT (8.1 miles Brooklyn,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 51 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $148,200

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 71.92 W

Area code: 860

Plainfield, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.9%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Crime in Plainfield by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 3 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 20.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 7 0 3 0
    per 100,000 6.8 47.9 0.0 20.5 0.0
Robberies 1 0 0 3 0
    per 100,000 6.8 0.0 0.0 20.5 0.0
Assaults 47 47 30 31 26
    per 100,000 321.5 321.5 205.2 212.1 177.9
Burglaries 166 88 70 31 26
    per 100,000 1135.5 602.0 478.8 212.1 177.9
Thefts 149 196 168 103 125
    per 100,000 1019.2 1340.7 1149.2 704.6 855.1
Auto thefts 28 27 11 14 11
    per 100,000 191.5 184.7 75.2 95.8 75.2
204.7 214.5 126.5 107.5 88.2

Average climate in Plainfield, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Plainfield,

Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.0 miles away from the Plainfield city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: William A. Barstow - (1813-1865), governor of Wisconsin.


Hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:
  • WILLIAM W BACKUS HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; NORWICH, CT)
  • DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; PUTNAM, CT)
  • WINDHAM COMM MEM HOSP & HATCH HOSP (about 21 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Plainfield, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plainfield:
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 27 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 35 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 41 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Plainfield:
  • DANIELSON (about 10 miles; DANIELSON, CT; ID: 5B3)
  • WINDHAM (about 18 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; ID: IJD)
  • TOUTANT (about 21 miles; PUTNAM, CT; ID: C44)

Amtrak station near Plainfield:
  • 16 miles: FOXWOOD CASINO (LEDYARD, ROUTE 2) - Bus Station
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:
  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,165)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 25 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 31 miles; KINGSTON, RI; FT enrollment: 11,759)
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; FT enrollment: 2,926)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 33 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 33 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 35 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
Public primary/middle schools in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD CENTRAL MIDDLE (Students: 630; Location: 75 CANTERBURY RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PLAINFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 95 CANTERBURY RD.; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • SHEPARD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 234 SHEPARD HILL RD.; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 292; Location: 651 NORWICH RD.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 651 NORWICH ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Libraries in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $494,910; Location: 39 RAILROAD AVE.; 59,471 books; 2,132 audio materials; 1,821 video materials; 158 serial subscriptions)
  • CENTRAL VILLAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $494,910; Location: 51 BLACK HILL RD.; 59,471 books; 2,132 audio materials; 1,821 video materials; 158 serial subscriptions)
  • ALDRICH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,858; Location: 299 MAIN ST.; 27,515 books; 78 audio materials; 610 video materials; 35 serial subscriptions)

Plainfield compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Plainfield:
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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