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Living In Plainfield, IL

Plainfield, a small city in Illinois, has a population of slightly less than 43,000. Families with children are a frequent sight, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 34, is decidedly younger than most cities in Illinois. Just 14% of residents rent in Plainfield, as home ownership is common in the area. The average rent for Plainfield is $637 per month more than the state average.

Plainfield residents have an average commute of about 40 minutes, longer than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (45%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Plainfield, the most common four of which are retail, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, making it the top field in the city. Plainfield workers take home an average annual income of almost $125K, more than those elsewhere in Illinois. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Plainfield has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 19% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.


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