Plainfield, Wisconsin

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Plainfield, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Plainfield Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Plainfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Plainfield Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Plainfield Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Plainfield, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 2
College Educated Adults 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 9
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles W of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waushara
Standard Zip Codes 54966
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.213
Longitude -89.492

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 7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
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Plainfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 899 100%
Male 443 49.3%
Female 456 50.7%
Under 18 260 28.9%
18+ 639 71.1%
65+ 135 15%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.19
White 829 92.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 10 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 56 6.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 161 17.9%

Estimated Plainfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 899
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

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
German 32.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
English 11.1%
Polish 8.2%
US/American 6.5%
Norwegian 6.3%
Irish 6.2%
Italian 2.3%
Swedish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Czech 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plainfield 899 $43,977
Almond 459 $47,500
Coloma 461 $38,542
Hancock 463 $36,250
Plover 10,520 $60,146
Wautoma 1,998 $37,500
Wild Rose 765 $37,361

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Plainfield Public Library
126 S. MAIN ST.
Plainfield, Wisconsin
(715) 335-4523

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Plainfield High Schools (2004)

Serves 419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

Plainfield Colleges

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