Plainfield, Illinois is a moderately-sized city with a population of 41,881 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Plainfield is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Plainfield is known to be family friendly as more than 87% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 37% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Living in Plainfield can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like cost of living, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Plainfield and in the areas around Plainfield is a much easier task.
With a livability score of 72 out of 100, Plainfield is ranked #8,465 in the United States and #194 in Illinois. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Plainfield scores well for amenities (B), crime (A+), employment (B+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Plainfield. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (D-).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Plainfield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 127 crimes per 100,000 residents, Plainfield has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Plainfield. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Plainfield are affordable. The median home price for Plainfield homes is $287,100, which is 64.2% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Plainfield, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Plainfield will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Plainfield, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%.
|Average one way commute||38min||29min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||85.0%||73.4%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||5.5%||8.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||3.7%||9.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.0%||0.6%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.9%||3.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||4.4%||4.4%||4.6%|