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People

Total Population 605
Male Share of the Population 52.2%
Female Share of the Population 47.8%
Senior Citizens 23.3%
Employed Population 16+ 313
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,568
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 13.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $606
Median House Value $242,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0%
English 19.3%
Irish 11.1%

Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01070
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.515
Longitude -72.927

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 CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station KNIGHTVILLE DAM
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashfield 1,749 $83,300
Charlemont 1,218 $56,875
Cummington 925 $54,583
Hawley 435 $76,500
Savoy 703 $62,841
Windsor 879 $86,250

Plainfield Public Libraries

Library
Shaw Memorial Library
312 MAIN STREET
Plainfield, Massachusetts
(413) 634-5406

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