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Plainfield is a township in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Plainfield. For links to other places called Plainfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plainfield is 43.074N. The longitude is -85.61W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 30,195.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plainfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49306 ZIP code.
19% of Plainfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plainfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plainfield was $23,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Plainfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Plainfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $546. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,087.
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plainfield political report.
The average commute time for Plainfield workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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