Plainfield, IN

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Population

31,012

2.29% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$62,121

1.16% growth

Poverty Rate

8.6%


Number of Employees

14,631

3.69% growth

Median Property Value

$155,100

5.37% growth

About

In 2017, Plainfield, IN had a population of 31k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $62,121. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Plainfield, IN grew from 30,318 to 31,012, a 2.29% increase and its median household income grew from $61,410 to $62,121, a 1.16% increase.

The population of Plainfield, IN is 81% White Alone, 8.86% Black or African American Alone, and 4.71% Hispanic or Latino. 10.6% of the people in Plainfield, IN speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Plainfield, IN is $155,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Plainfield, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainfield, IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Plainfield, IN employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Plainfield, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,164 people), Manufacturing (1,769 people), and Educational Services (1,412 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,850), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,205), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,524).

Median household income in Plainfield, IN is $62,121. Males in Plainfield, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Plainfield, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,121

2017 value

± $3,098

1.16%

1 Year Growth

± 6.09%

Households in Plainfield, IN have a median annual income of $62,121, 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 $61,410 in 2016, which represents a 1.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Plainfield, IN made 1.39 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

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Plainfield, IN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 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, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana 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 2106.08

  2. Census Tract 2107

  3. Census Tract 2108.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plainfield, IN was Census Tract 2106.08 with a value of $66,859, followed by Census Tract 2107 and Census Tract 2108.01, with respective values of $66,135 and $55,147.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plainfield, IN (2.49k out of 28.9k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,498 ± 280

  2. Asian

    473 ± 220

  3. Hispanic

    323 ± 187

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

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

14.6k

2017 Value

± 918

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 8.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield, IN grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 14.1k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plainfield, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,062 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,656 people), and Management Occupations (1,521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,062 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,656 people), and Management Occupations (1,521 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plainfield, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.37 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plainfield, IN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,661), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,438), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,898).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k

2017 Value

± 918

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 8.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield, IN grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 14.1k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plainfield, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,164 people), Manufacturing (1,769 people), and Educational Services (1,412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plainfield, IN, though some of these residents may live in Plainfield, IN 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, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,164 people), Manufacturing (1,769 people), and Educational Services (1,412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Plainfield, IN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.97 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plainfield, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,850), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,205), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,524).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals with $42.9B and Mixed freight and $39.9B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana 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 Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

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

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Health

93.1% of the population of Plainfield, IN has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Plainfield, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Plainfield, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 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%).

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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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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

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

6.9%

Uninsured

58.3%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

0.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plainfield, IN grew by 5.3% from 6.56% to 6.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plainfield, IN 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. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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Diversity

Plainfield, IN is home to a population of 31k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.7% of Plainfield, IN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Plainfield, IN is composed of 25.1k White Alone residents (81%), 2.75k Black or African American Alone residents (8.86%), 1.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.71%), 1.16k Asian Alone residents (3.74%), 357 Two or More Races residents (1.15%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.403%), 26 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0838%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Plainfield, IN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,189 speakers), Other Indic Languages (578 speakers), and Hindi (270 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Plainfield, IN was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Plainfield, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Plainfield, IN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.7% of Plainfield, IN 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, IN was 6.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Plainfield, IN was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Plainfield, IN residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Plainfield, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Plainfield, IN was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.1k ± 913

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.75k ± 750

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.46k ± 482

In 2017, there were 9.14 times more White Alone residents (25.1k people) in Plainfield, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k Black or African American Alone and 1.46k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,189 speakers (4.28%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    578 speakers (2.08%)

  3. Hindi

    270 speakers (0.972%)

10.6% of Plainfield, IN 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, IN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.28% of the overall population of Plainfield, IN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.08% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.972% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    573 ± 150

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    438 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    305 ± 127

Plainfield, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plainfield, IN was $155,100 in 2017, which is 0.713 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,200 to $155,100, a 5.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Plainfield, IN is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plainfield, IN have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plainfield, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,121

Median Household Income

± $3,098

11.6k

Number of Households

± 774

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Plainfield, IN grew to $62,121 from the previous year's value of $61,410.

The following chart displays the households in Plainfield, IN 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$155,100

2017 Median

± $5,072

$147,200

2016 Median

± $4,568

In 2017, the median property value in Plainfield, IN grew to to $155,100 from the previous year's value of $147,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plainfield, IN 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, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Plainfield, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plainfield, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Plainfield, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plainfield, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plainfield, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plainfield, IN have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.64% of the workforce in Plainfield, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.17%

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

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