Overview

Introduction to Plainfield, Indiana

Plainfield, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. Plainfield is part of the surrounding Indianapolis metro area.

Plainfield History

Jeremiah Hadley obtained the area now known as Plainfield in 1822. The town was established in 1839 by Levi Jessup and Elias Hadley. It was incorporated in the same year. The area was named Plainfield after the "plain" Quakers who once inhabited the area.

Plainfield and nearby Attractions

  • Friendship Gardens
  • Splash Island
  • Indianapolis Raceway Park
  • White River State Park
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Things To Do In Plainfield

In Plainfield, you can spend your leisure hours at Anderson Park, Swinford Park, Hummel Park, Franklin Park, Newby Lane Park and Bob Ward Park. You can also visit the Plainfield Skate Park. The Splash Island Family Waterpark includes three waterslides, water jets, a gentle winding river, a lily pad crossing and grassy areas for sun bathing.

Plainfield Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is close by.

Plainfield Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Ivy Tech State College- Central Indiana, the University of Indianapolis and Butler University.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,045
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+15,209
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,034

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,641
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,009
Median House Value$163,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
German16.2%
Irish10.8%
English8.2%
Italian2.8%
African2.4%
Polish2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch1%
Ethiopian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Russian0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Sudanese0.5%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Serbian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Plainfield Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyHendricks County
Standard Zip Codes46168
Company Zip Codes46197
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.7
Approximate Longitude-86.38

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)

StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationCRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance33.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon17,169$103,175
Brownsburg25,264$83,604
Clayton998$76,346
Clermont1,401$80,132
Danville9,791$91,222
Mooresville9,604$65,017

Plainfield Public Libraries

Plainfield-guilford Township Public Library
1120 STAFFORD ROAD
Plainfield, Indiana
(317) 839-6602

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Plainfield Public Schools

Brentwood Elementary School
1630 E Oliver St
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-4802
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Central Elementary School
110 Wabash St
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-7707
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Clarks Creek Elementary
401 Elm Dr
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-0120
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Little Quakers Academy
401 Elm Dr
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-0120
Primary
Total Enrollment 73
Plainfield Com Middle Sch
709 Stafford Rd
ZIP: 46168
(317) 838-3966
Middle
Total Enrollment 1277
Plainfield High School
1 Red Pride Dr
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-7711
High
Total Enrollment 1566
Van Buren Elementary School
225 S Shaw St
ZIP: 46168
(317) 839-2575
Primary
Total Enrollment 581

Plainfield Private Schools

St Susanna School
1212 E Main St
ZIP: 46168
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
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