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Plainfield is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Plainfield. For links to other places called Plainfield, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plainfield is 41.626N. The longitude is -88.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,162.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plainfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Will County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60564 ZIP code.
23% of Plainfield residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $28,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% 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 $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,593.
Libraries in Plainfield include Plainfield Public Library ... View libraries
Will 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 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plainfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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