Plainfield, IL

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Population

41,978

0.232% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$121,746

4.15% growth

Poverty Rate

2.46%


Number of Employees

22,064

1.16% growth

Median Property Value

$296,800

3.38% growth

About

In 2017, Plainfield, IL had a population of 42k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $121,746. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Plainfield, IL grew from 41,881 to 41,978, a 0.232% increase and its median household income grew from $116,896 to $121,746, a 4.15% increase.

The population of Plainfield, IL is 72.9% White Alone, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.41% Asian Alone. 17.3% of the people in Plainfield, IL speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Plainfield, IL is $296,800, and the homeownership rate is 86.2%. Most people in Plainfield, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainfield, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Plainfield, IL employs 22.1k people. The largest industries in Plainfield, IL are Retail Trade (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,915 people), and Educational Services (2,195 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,375), Manufacturing ($87,333), and Finance & Insurance ($83,690).

Median household income in Plainfield, IL is $121,746. Males in Plainfield, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Plainfield, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$121,746

2017 value

± $5,659

4.15%

1 Year Growth

± 6.64%

Households in Plainfield, IL have a median annual income of $121,746, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $116,896 in 2016, which represents a 4.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Plainfield, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Plainfield, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plainfield, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8803.10

  2. Census Tract 8804.21

  3. Census Tract 8804.19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plainfield, IL was Census Tract 8803.10 with a value of $112,346, followed by Census Tract 8804.21 and Census Tract 8804.19, with respective values of $101,799 and $93,465.

The following map shows all of the places in Plainfield, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.46% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plainfield, IL (1.03k out of 41.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    833 ± 217

  2. Hispanic

    166 ± 132

  3. Asian

    159 ± 115

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plainfield, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.1k

2017 Value

± 1,029

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 6.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield, IL grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 21.8k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plainfield, IL, are Management Occupations (3,179 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,935 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,846 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,179 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,935 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,846 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plainfield, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.88 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.86 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($126,146), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,750), and Management Occupations ($102,396).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.1k

2017 Value

± 1,029

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 6.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield, IL grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 21.8k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plainfield, IL, are Retail Trade (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,915 people), and Educational Services (2,195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plainfield, IL, though some of these residents may live in Plainfield, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Plainfield, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,915 people), and Educational Services (2,195 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plainfield, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.02 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.35 times), and Retail Trade (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plainfield, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($99,375), Manufacturing ($87,333), and Finance & Insurance ($83,690).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

97% of the population of Plainfield, IL has health coverage, with 77.5% on employee plans, 5.36% on Medicaid, 5.04% on Medicare, 8.48% on non-group plans, and 0.581% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Plainfield, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Plainfield, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.03%

Uninsured

77.5%

Employer Coverage

5.36%

Medicaid

5.04%

Medicare

8.48%

Non-Group

0.581%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plainfield, IL declined by 8.07% from 3.29% to 3.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plainfield, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Plainfield, IL is home to a population of 42k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10% of Plainfield, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Plainfield, IL is composed of 30.6k White Alone residents (72.9%), 4.72k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 3.11k Asian Alone residents (7.41%), 2.54k Black or African American Alone residents (6.05%), 905 Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%), 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0881%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Plainfield, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,811 speakers), Arabic (616 speakers), and Gujarati (521 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Plainfield, IL was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Plainfield, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Plainfield, IL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10% of Plainfield, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plainfield, IL was 9.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Plainfield, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Plainfield, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Plainfield, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Plainfield, IL was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.6k ± 1.06k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.72k ± 665

  3. Asian Alone

    3.11k ± 515

In 2017, there were 6.48 times more White Alone residents (30.6k people) in Plainfield, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.72k Hispanic or Latino and 3.11k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Plainfield, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,811 speakers (7.41%)

  2. Arabic

    616 speakers (1.62%)

  3. Gujarati

    521 speakers (1.37%)

17.3% of Plainfield, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Plainfield, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.41% of the overall population of Plainfield, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.62% speak Arabic and 1.37% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    325 ± 109

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    294 ± 147

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    184 ± 81

Plainfield, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plainfield, IL was $296,800 in 2017, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $287,100 to $296,800, a 3.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Plainfield, IL is 86.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plainfield, IL have an average commute time of 34.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plainfield, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$121,746

Median Household Income

± $5,659

12.4k

Number of Households

± 730

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.4k households in Plainfield, IL grew to $121,746 from the previous year's value of $116,896.

The following chart displays the households in Plainfield, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$296,800

2017 Median

± $6,838

$287,100

2016 Median

± $4,566

In 2017, the median property value in Plainfield, IL grew to to $296,800 from the previous year's value of $287,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plainfield, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plainfield, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Plainfield, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plainfield, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

86.2%

2017 Homeownership

85.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 86.2% of the housing units in Plainfield, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Plainfield, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

34.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plainfield, IL have a longer commute time (34.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.14% of the workforce in Plainfield, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Plainfield, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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