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Plainfield, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Plainfield had a population of 32,430 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Plainfield, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,430
Population in Households 29,502
Population in Familes 24,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,928
Population Density2 1,464
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $59,837
Average Household Income $74,758
Per Capita Income $28,007


Total Housing Units 12,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,213 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,110 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 859 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $160,033
Average Home Value $183,912


Total Households 11,322
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 7,742
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.96% 2.01%
Households 1.83% 2.04%
Families 1.66% 1.98%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 # 292 57th
Diversity Index # 68 90th
Median Household Income # 149 78th
Per Capita Income # 188 73rd

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