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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.

People

Total Population 29,710
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,473
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $37,263
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,127
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,305

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,350
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $935
Median House Value $146,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 11.9%

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

Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46168
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.704
Longitude -86.399

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 INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station CRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Plainfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cartersburg (46168)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 15,145 $97,117
Brownsburg 23,484 $81,599
Clayton 957 $62,188
Clermont 1,352 $59,519
Danville 9,379 $67,803
Mooresville 9,508 $60,689

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

Plainfield Public Libraries

Library
Plainfield-guilford Twp Pl
1120 STAFFORD RD
Plainfield, Indiana
(317) 839-6602

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Plainfield High Schools

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PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
709 STAFFORD RD
317-839-7711
Serves 1,176 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

CHARLTON JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
501 W MAIN
317-839-4346
Serves 307 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

ARTHUR CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL
727 MOON RD
317-839-2513
A Non-traditional School

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