Income/capita 31%
Household income 111%
Unemployment 23%
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Income per capita$39,106$31,502$29,829
Median household income$116,896$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$123,475$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$59,471$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$70,481$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$36,131$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level1.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Plainfield is 31% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Plainfield is 111% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Plainfield is 23% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Plainfield is 87% lower than the national average

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      Plainfield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.4%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services7.2%6.7%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%18.2%
      Public administration4.0%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%2.9%
      Education, health & social services9.8%38.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,641$111,981102.4%
      Naperville, IL145,789$110,676100.1%
      Sugar Grove, IL9,288$104,75489.4%
      New Lenox, IL25,347$102,27384.9%
      Oswego, IL33,245$97,53776.3%
      Plainfield, IL41,881$116,896111.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Morgan Hill, CA41,839$100,90082.4%
      Rohnert Park, CA41,928$60,3339.1%
      Urbana, IL41,941$33,08140.2%
      Burleson, TX41,962$72,67031.4%
      Timmins, ON41,763n/a 
      Plainfield, IL41,881$116,896111.3%
      Source: The Plainfield, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).