Plainfield, Connecticut

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Plainfield, Connecticut

Introduction to Plainfield, Connecticut

Plainfield, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 25 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island and 64 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding New London - Norwich metro area, Plainfield is home to some 14,619 residents.

Plainfield History

The town of Plainfield was incorporated in 1699. The community was so named because of its flat terrain. The Moosup and Quinebaug Rivers provided power to the local mills and this turned Plainfield into an industrial heavyweight in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the town had 4 railroad intersections including the New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence Railroads, which further enhanced the commerce. Plainfield comprises of 4 villages- Plainfield, Moosup, Wauregan and Central Village.

Plainfield and nearby Attractions

  • Prudence Crandall House
  • Plainfield Parkade Shopping Center
  • Huntington Homestead
  • Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
  • Wauregan Historic District
  • Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery

Things To Do In Plainfield

While in Plainfield, one can visit historic sites and museums like the Huntington Homestead, Brooklyn Historical Society Museum and Prudence Crandall Museum. The Plainfield Parkade Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities. One can also plan family picnics at the Wauregan Historic District, Plainfield Street Historic District, Rams Athletic Field or Squaw Rock State Park.

Plainfield Transportation

Groton-New London is the nearest major airport.

Plainfield Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and Bryant College.

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

Plainfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Plainfield Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Plainfield, Connecticut

Comparing Plainfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Age of the Population 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 6 3

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Metro Area New London - Norwich
Standard Zip Codes 06374
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.676
Longitude -71.915

Plainfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Plainfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,619 100%
Male 7,153 48.9%
Female 7,466 51.1%
Under 18 3,937 26.9%
18+ 10,682 73.1%
65+ 1,675 11.5%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.06
White 14,056 96.1%
African-American 114 0.8%
Asian 87 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 78 0.5%
Other 92 0.6%
Mixed Race 188 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 384 2.6%

Estimated Plainfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,443
Growth 824
Growth % 5.6%

Plainfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 21.1%
French Canadian 11.9%
Irish 9%
English 8.3%
Italian 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
German 6.7%
Polish 6.2%
US/American 5.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Canadian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Albanian 1.3%
Portuguese 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
Finnish 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
European 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Plainfield Public Libraries

Aldrich Free Public Library
299 MAIN ST.
Plainfield, Connecticut
(860) 564-8760
Library Web Site
Plainfield Public Library
Plainfield, Connecticut
(203) 564-4407
Central Village Public Library
Plainfield, Connecticut
(203) 564-7753

library logo

More Information for Librarians

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Featured Colleges in the Plainfield Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.

  • Programs: Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Degrees: Associate

Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

  • Programs: Master of Public Health
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester . At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success.

  • Programs: Computer and Network Technology, Electrician: Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), more...
  • Degrees: Diploma
Matching School Ads

Plainfield High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 710 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

A Non-traditional School

Plainfield Colleges

(List of Connecticut Colleges)

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Plainfield

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

Sorry, no cities with similar criterias found in our database. Please choose any other state and try.
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Study Online in Plainfield

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Plainfield Government Officials

Are you an official in the Plainfield government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104