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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Plainfield is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 31,012. 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
31,012

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$990
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Plainfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
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
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,121
National
$55,322

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Plainfield Reviews

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Plainfield is a pretty good town to live in. The crime and safety grade is so low because most of the crimes in this area happen when you get closer to Indianapolis. There are a lot of things that you can do here, especially since we have a mall right in town. There are plenty of houses, and there is a little community inside of Plainfield which has really nice houses and shops outside of the mall. Great place to live!
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Plainfield is an absolutely wonderful town to live in. I have lived here since the day I was born, and I am now raising my own children here. There are numerous amenities that make my town one of the best around. We have amazing schools, that always rank as 5-star. There is also an amazing park system, all connected by trails. Plainfield also has one of the most diverse sports programs around, and numerous gyms to keep our community healthy. As a town, our government has always done a wonderful job of growing in a smart and responsible way. We have a very good mix of residential areas, retail areas, and industrial areas...all very separated but still easily accessible. We also enjoy the any perks of having a mall in town, a 10 minute drive to the Indianapolis International Airport, as well as a 20 minute drive to the capital city of Indianapolis, while still living in a small town. Plainfield is honestly an absolutely amazing place to call home!
A beautiful up and coming place. The people are so friendly and you always feel safe. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis with all sorts of activities and events going on year round. If anyone wants a nice new neighborhood or apartment look no further. The average cost for apartments are s little more expensive than the cities nearby but is justified because the majority of apartments locally are brand new and within walking ability to an outdoor mall and movie theater.