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People

Total Population 592
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 325
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,500
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 12.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $240,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 20.3%
Irish 9.5%

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

Plainfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01070
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.515
Longitude -72.927

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 CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station KNIGHTVILLE DAM
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashfield 1,598 $83,750
Charlemont 1,107 $58,077
Cummington 907 $61,563
Hawley 412 $83,542
Savoy 796 $63,661
Windsor 905 $94,250

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

Plainfield Public Libraries

Library
Shaw Memorial Library
312 MAIN STREET
Plainfield, Massachusetts
(413) 634-5406

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