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Overview

Introduction to Plainfield, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois, in Will county, is 8 miles SW of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 32 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Plainfield is home to some 13,038 residents.

Plainfield History

Plainfield is said to be one of the oldest communities in Will County. Chester Ingersoll platted the Village of Plainfield in 1834. In the following year, another community named East Plainfield was also laid out. Both of these communities were joined in 1845 to create the present day Village of Plainfield. In 1990, an F5 tornado caused grave destruction in the area.

Plainfield and nearby Attractions

  • Plainfield House
  • Flanders House
  • Lake Renwick
  • Mistwood Golf Club
  • Isle a la Cache Museum
  • Settler’s Park

Things To Do In Plainfield

The 20-acre Settler’s Park offers provisions for a diverse array of recreational activities. The amenities of the park include a picnic shelter, lake, tot lot, amphitheater and history walk trails. This park is also a venue for special programs like concerts and movies which are held regularly during the summer months.

Plainfield Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport offering regular services.

Plainfield Higher Education

Joliet Junior College, University of St Francis, Lewis University and North Central College are some of the nearby educational institutions.

People

Total Population 40,855
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 6.2%
Employed Population 16+ 20,776
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 60.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $118,477
% Above Poverty Level 98.1%
% Below Poverty Level 1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,492
Median House Value $283,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.2%
US/American 0.8%
English 6.4%
Irish 20.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60544
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.626
Longitude -88.203

Plainfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crest Hill 20,479 $63,609

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plainfield Public Libraries

Library
Plainfield P.l.d.
705 N. ILLINOIS STREET
Plainfield, Illinois
(815) 436-6639

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Plainfield High Schools

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PLAINFIELD SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
7800 W CATON FARM RD
815-439-5555
Serves 2,529 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
611 W FORT BEGGS DR
815-436-3200
Serves 2,003 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

PLAINFIELD ACADEMY
504 W FORT BEGGS DR
815-439-5521
A Special Education School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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