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Plainfield, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Plainfield had a population of 900 as of July 1, 2017. Plainfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 44.2179 and longitude -89.4973 in Waushara County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Plainfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Waushara County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The Village of Plainfield (GNIS ID: 1583931) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainfield: Norwich.

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Plainfield, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 900
Daytime Population: Workers 336
Daytime Population: Residents 443
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 779
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 900
Population in Familes 762
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 558
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $45,462
Average Household Income $58,627
Per Capita Income $22,020


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $101,630
Average Home Value $122,737


Total Households 329
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.09%
Households 0.6% 0.12%
Families 0.61% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Plainfield, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 405 48th
Population Density # 433 44th
Diversity Index # 54 93rd
Median Household Income # 597 23rd
Per Capita Income # 688 11th

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