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Plainfield, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Plainfield had a population of 31,631 as of July 1, 2017. Plainfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 39.7015 and longitude -86.3729 in Hendricks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Plainfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Hendricks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Town of Plainfield (GNIS ID: 2396859) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Plainfield is located within Township of Guilford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hendricks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Plainfield, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,631
Daytime Population: Workers 27,199
Daytime Population: Residents 15,447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,646
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 28,534
Population in Familes 23,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,097
Population Density2 1,428
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $57,733
Average Household Income $73,401
Per Capita Income $27,501


Total Housing Units 11,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,253 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,728 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 754 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $154,827
Average Home Value $181,235


Total Households 10,981
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 7,506
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.88% 1.61%
Households 1.66% 1.68%
Families 1.46% 1.58%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Plainfield, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 96th
Population Density # 305 55th
Diversity Index # 69 90th
Median Household Income # 143 79th
Per Capita Income # 163 76th

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