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Plainfield, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Plainfield had a population of 905 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.2139 and longitude -89.4923 in Waushara County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Plainfield 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainfield: Norwich.

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Plainfield, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Plainfield, WI Housing Affordability Index is 200
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Plainfield, WI Wealth Index is 73
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 905 (100%)
Population in Households 905 (100.0%)
Population in Families 765 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 581
Diversity Index2 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,470
Average Household Income $70,272
Per Capita Income $26,408
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $129,091
Housing Affordability Index3 200
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 332
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.53% 0.09%
Households 0.57% 0.12%
Families 0.52% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

Plainfield, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 406 48th
Population Density # 416 47th
Diversity Index # 51 94th
Median Household Income # 541 31st
Per Capita Income # 527 32nd

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