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People

Total Population 3,810
Male Share of the Population 43.2%
Female Share of the Population 56.8%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,751
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,028
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $642
Median House Value $110,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 14.6%

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

Plainwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Allegan
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49080
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.44
Longitude -85.648

Plainwell 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 KALAMAZOO STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station GULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station SOUTH HAVEN
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 55 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allegan 5,036 $44,523
Kalamazoo 75,499 $45,086
Martin 417 $56,250
Otsego 3,975 $49,028
Parchment 2,016 $43,854
Richland 845 $79,063

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

Plainwell Public Libraries

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Charles A. Ransom District Library
180 SOUTH SHERWOOD AVENUE
Plainwell, Michigan
(269) 685-8024
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Plainwell High Schools

PLAINWELL HIGH SCHOOL
684 STARR ROAD
269-685-9554
Serves 838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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