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Plainwell
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

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

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Plainwell is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,773. Plainwell is in Allegan County. Living in Plainwell offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Plainwell and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Plainwell are above average.

About

About Plainwell...
Population
3,773

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$769
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    106.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    26.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    132.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    663
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

Working in Plainwell

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,680
National
$69,021

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