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Demographics

People

Total Population3,789
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+1,791
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,273
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,182
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$121,000

Ancestry

German24.4%
Irish14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
Dutch13.9%
English10.6%
Canadian3.1%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Croatian2.6%
Polish2.3%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish1.1%
Latvian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.2%
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Plainwell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allegan County
Standard Zip Codes49080
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.44
Approximate Longitude-85.64

Plainwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKALAMAZOO STATE HOSPITAL
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationSOUTH HAVEN
Distance32.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 55 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp46 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allegan5,027$46,802
Kalamazoo75,833$51,393
Martin443$59,167
Otsego3,974$50,625
Parchment1,931$48,068
Richland759$81,806

Plainwell Public Libraries

Charles A. Ransom District Library
180 SOUTH SHERWOOD AVENUE
Plainwell, Michigan
(269) 685-8024

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Plainwell Hospitals

Borgess Pipp Hospital
(Non-profit)
411 Naomi Street

Plainwell Public Schools

Gilkey Elementary School
707 South Woodhams St
ZIP: 49080
(269) 685-2424
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Plainwell High School
684 Starr Rd
ZIP: 49080
(269) 685-9554
High
Total Enrollment 828
Plainwell Middle School
720 Brigham St
ZIP: 49080
(269) 685-5813
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Renaissance High School
422 Acorn St
ZIP: 49080
(269) 685-1573
High
Total Enrollment 74
Star Family Literacy
623 N. 10th Street
ZIP: 49080
(269) 673-2161
High
Total Enrollment 8
Starr Elementary School
601 School Dr
ZIP: 49080
(269) 685-5835
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
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