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Plainfield
  • Suburb of Indianapolis, IN

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  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Plainfield is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 32,879. 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.

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About Plainfield...
Population
32,879

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Plainfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    116.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    5.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    19.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    167.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,461.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
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
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Plainfield

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,046
National
$62,843

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