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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,978
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+21,772
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married60.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52%
Median Earnings25+$61,601
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,023
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,006

Wealth

Median Family Income$129,900
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone12.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,778
Median House Value$296,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
German24.2%
Irish17.1%
Polish14.3%
Italian11.8%
English5.9%
Swedish2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Czech1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Greek1.4%
Lithuanian1%
Norwegian1%
Slovak0.9%
Arab0.9%
African0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Plainfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60585, 60586, 60544
Phone Area Codes7,79,815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.66
Approximate Longitude-88.21

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)

StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationAURORA
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crest Hill20,368$64,848
Lockport25,198$98,528
Oswego33,759$110,938
Romeoville39,682$80,046
Shorewood16,809$107,375

Plainfield Public Libraries

Plainfield Public Library District
15025 SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET
Plainfield, Illinois
(815) 436-6639

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Plainfield Hospitals

Edward Plainfield
24600 W 127th St
(630) 527-3000

Plainfield Public Schools

Bonnie Mcbeth Learning Ctr
15730 S Howard St
ZIP: 60544
(815) 439-4288
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Central Elem School
23723 Getson Dr
ZIP: 60544
(815) 436-9278
Primary
Total Enrollment 822
Creekside Elementary School
13909 S Budler Rd
ZIP: 60544
(815) 577-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Indian Trail Middle School
14723 S Eastern Ave
ZIP: 60544
(815) 436-6128
Middle
Total Enrollment 753
Lakewood Falls Elem School
14050 S Budler Rd
ZIP: 60544
(815) 439-4560
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Lincoln Elementary
14740 Meadow Ln
ZIP: 60544
(815) 577-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Plainfield Academy
23930 W Lockport St
ZIP: 60544
(815) 439-5521
High
Total Enrollment 164
Plainfield High School
24120 W Fort Beggs Dr
ZIP: 60544
(815) 436-3200
High
Total Enrollment 2023
Richard Ira Jones Middle School
15320 W Wallin Dr
ZIP: 60544
(815) 267-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 881
Walkers Grove Elementary School
24810 W 135th St
ZIP: 60544
(815) 439-2885
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Eagle Pointe Elementary School
24562 Norwood Dr
ZIP: 60585
(815) 577-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Elizabeth Eichelberger Elem Sch
12450 Essington Rd
ZIP: 60585
(815) 254-4005
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Freedom Elem School
11600 Heritage Meadows Dr
ZIP: 60585
(815) 254-4005
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Grande Park Elem Sch
26933 W Grande Park Blvd
ZIP: 60585
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Heritage Grove Middle School
12425 S Van Dyke Rd
ZIP: 60585
(815) 439-4810
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
John F Kennedy Middle Sch
12350 Essington Rd
ZIP: 60585
(815) 254-4005
Middle
Total Enrollment 1190
Murphy Junior High School
26923 W Grande Park Blvd
ZIP: 60585
(630) 636-3489
Middle
Total Enrollment 627
Plainfield East High School
12001 Naperville Rd
ZIP: 60585
(815) 577-0324
High
Total Enrollment 2107
Plainfield North High School
12005 S 248th Ave
ZIP: 60585
(815) 609-8506
High
Total Enrollment 2231
Charles Reed Elementary Sch
2110 Clublands Pkwy
ZIP: 60586
(815) 254-2160
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Drauden Point Middle School
1911 Drauden Rd
ZIP: 60586
(815) 577-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 894
Meadow View Elementary School
2501 Mirage Ave
ZIP: 60586
(815) 439-4828
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Orenic Intermediate School
5820 Theodore Dr
ZIP: 60586
(815) 577-6760
Middle
Total Enrollment 871
Plainfield South High School
7800 Caton Farm Rd
ZIP: 60586
(815) 439-5555
High
Total Enrollment 2579
Ridge Elementary School
1900 Caton Ridge Dr
ZIP: 60586
(815) 577-4630
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
River View Elementary School
2097 S Bronk Rd
ZIP: 60586
(815) 439-4840
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Timber Ridge Middle School
2101 S Bronk Rd
ZIP: 60586
(815) 439-3410
Middle
Total Enrollment 1052
Troy Middle School
5800 Theodore Dr
ZIP: 60586
(815) 577-6760
Middle
Total Enrollment 1016
Wesmere Elementary School
2001 Wesmere Pkwy
ZIP: 60586
(815) 439-3244
Primary
Total Enrollment 561

Plainfield Private Schools

Elite Children's Academy
23253 W Renwick Rd
ZIP: 60544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Montessori Of Plainfield
23616 W Main St
ZIP: 60544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Mary Immaculate Parish School
15629 S Route 59
ZIP: 60544
Elementary
Total Enrollment 500
Garden Gate Montessori School
4998 Theodore St
ZIP: 60586
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
La Petite Academy
2345 S Route 59
ZIP: 60586
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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