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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Plainfield is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 32,045. Plainfield is in Hendricks County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Plainfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Plainfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Plainfield are highly rated.
About Plainfield...
Population
32,045

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Plainfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    190.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,945.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    207.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Plainfield

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,828
National
$55,322

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Plainfield Reviews

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Plainfield is a very family friendly community with multiple parks for children, Perry Crossing for young adult, and nice restaurants for adults. The community is very lucky to be just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis creating the opportunity for adults to have a short commute to work. Plainfield is a great community to have a family in!
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Plainfield is a suburb of Indianapolis. I enjoy the amenities of the small town feel but still have the opportunity to drive 20 minutes to downtown Indianapolis for all of the dining and events of the large city. I do believe that there is improvement to be made in Plainfield. I would like to see more equality for African Americans, such as myself, for better job opportunities and for more businesses to be owned by the black population. There is not a large black population in Plainfield and I would like to see an increase in that status.
I have lived in Plainfield for about 13 years. I have had many great memories in this town from shopping in Metropolis (now called Perry Crossing), watching movies at the movie theater, and either having a swim or exercising at the Recreation Center. I went to school in St. Susanna which is in Plainfield and had a great experience there. My parents owned 1 restaurant in Plainfield which was called El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant. And currently, own La Presa Mexican restaurant which is also in Plainfield. Plainfield is a great town and people are friendly. The only downside is that the town can get boring sometimes.