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People

Total Population3,810
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+1,751
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,028
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$110,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
US/American0%
English9.8%
Irish14.6%

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

Plainwell Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City110 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
CountyAllegan
Metro AreaGrand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes49080
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.44
Longitude-85.648

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
Allegan5,036$44,523
Kalamazoo75,499$45,086
Martin417$56,250
Otsego3,975$49,028
Parchment2,016$43,854
Richland845$79,063

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

Plainwell Public Libraries

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

PLAINWELL HIGH SCHOOL
684 STARR ROAD
269-685-9554
Serves 838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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