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Population (year 2000): 13,038. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,162 (+116.0% change)
Males: 6,537 (50.1%), Females: 6,501 (49.9%)

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Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $80,799 (year 2000)
Median house value: $198,300 (year 2000)

Plainfield, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Plainfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (20.2%), Italian (15.9%), Polish (15.4%), English (9.2%), Swedish (4.7%).

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Land area: 11.6 square miles

Plainfield,

For population 25 years and over in Plainfield

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainfield village

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 71.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

3.9% Foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.2% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,754 (+146.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Joliet, (8.7 miles pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (39.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lawns, IL (4.6 miles Crystal IL Shorewood, (6.9 miles IL (7.1 miles Romeoville, Hill, IL (7.4 miles Crest IL Joliet, (8.7 miles IL Bolingbrook, (9.7 miles IL (9.7 miles Rockdale, IL Naperville, (9.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 250 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 1997: 229 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 1998: 528 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 1999: 772 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2000: 602 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2001: 627 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2002: 947 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2003: 1449 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2004: 1320 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2005: 1407 buildings, average cost: $266,300

Latitude: 41.62 N, Longitude: 88.20 W

Area code: 815


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.3%), Manufacturing (14.5%), Retail trade (13.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,344 (-10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,079 (15.9%)


 

Crime in Plainfield by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 5 2
    per 100,000 15.3 38.3 15.3
Robberies 0 4 7
    per 100,000 0.0 30.7 53.7
Assaults 7 18 14
    per 100,000 53.7 138.1 107.4
Burglaries 37 42 44
    per 100,000 283.8 322.1 337.5
Thefts 269 269 265
    per 100,000 2063.2 2063.2 2032.5
Auto thefts 15 17 19
    per 100,000 115.0 130.4 145.7
128.5 167.7 160.3


Average climate in Plainfield, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Plainfield city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; AURORA, IL)
  • LINDEN OAKS HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plainfield:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 34 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 56 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Plainfield:
  • JOLIET REGIONAL (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL; ID: JOT)
  • CLOW INTL (about 8 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; ID: 1C5)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; ID: LOT)

Amtrak stations near Plainfield:
  • 11 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 15 $28,346 $22,676 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $31,488 $47,232 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $16,069 $48,207 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $29,096 $38,794 1 $983
Police - Other 5 $12,686 $30,446 7 $9,186
Police Protection - Officers 33 $166,488 $60,541 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   13 $4,773
Financial Administration 8 $30,152 $45,228 4 $5,079
Totals for Government 82 $314,326 $45,998 25 $20,021


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 7 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,974)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; LISLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WHEATON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,684)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 20 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; FT enrollment: 15,545)
Public high schools in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,529; Location: 7800 W CATON FARM RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,003; Location: 611 W FORT BEGGS DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PLAINFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 504 W FORT BEGGS DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Plainfield:
  • DRAUDEN POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,266; Location: 1911 DRAUDEN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TIMBER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,176; Location: 2101 BRONK ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TROY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,158; Location: 5800 THEODORE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HERITAGE GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,122; Location: 12450 S VAN DYKE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WESMERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,043; Location: 2001 WESMERE PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAKEWOOD FALLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,042; Location: 14050 S BUDLER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEADOW VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 961; Location: 2501 MIRAGE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 13909 S BUDLER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 1900 CATON RIDGE DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIVER VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 863; Location: 2097 BRONK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Plainfield:
  • ST MARY IMMACULATE PARISH SCHO (Students: 479; Location: 129 SOUTH DIVISION / RT 59; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MARY SEARS CHILDRENS ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: 23253 RENWICK RD; Grades: KG - 1)
Library in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,500,384; Location: 705 N. ILLINOIS STREET; 66,313 books; 3,474 audio materials; 2,599 video materials; 164 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Plainfield: Plainfield Village Hall (A), Plainfield Public Library (B).

Shopping Center: Plainfield Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Plainfield include: Sharon United Methodist Church (A), Servant of Mary Convent (B), Plymouth Congregational Church (C), Plainfield United Methodist Church (D), Peace Lutheran Church (E), Cornerstone Community Church of God (F), First Baptist Church (G).

Cemetery: Plainfield Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Renwick, Lake (A), Puddle Pond (B).

Parks in Plainfield include: Ottawa Park (1), Lake Renwick County Forest Preserve (2), Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve (3), Village Green Park (4), Four Seasons Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Plainfield compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAGG (610 AM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBIG (1280 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, IL; Owner: BIG BROADCASTING COMAPNY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WJTW (93.5 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WLLI-FM (96.7 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Plainfield:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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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