Plainfield, IL Population

Population: 13,038. Estimated population in July 2020: 28,162 (+116.0% change)
Males: 6,537 (50.1%), Females: 6,501 (49.9%)

Zip code: 60544

Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $80,799
Median house value: $198,300

Races in Plainfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (20.2%), Italian (15.9%), Polish (15.4%), English (9.2%), Swedish (4.7%).

Land area: 11.6 square miles

Map of Plainfield, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Plainfield

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainfield village

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 71.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

3.9% Foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.2% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,754 (+146.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:

  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL)
  • RUSH COPLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; AURORA, IL)
  • LINDEN OAKS HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plainfield:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 34 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 56 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Plainfield:

  • JOLIET REGIONAL (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL; Abbreviation: JOT)
  • CLOW INTL (about 8 miles; BOLINGBROOK, IL; Abbreviation: 1C5)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: LOT)

Amtrak stations near Plainfield:

  • 11 miles: JOLIET (50 E. JEFFERSON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: NAPERVILLE (E. 4TH & ELLSWORTH AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:

  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 7 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 8 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • WHEATON COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WHEATON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,684)
  • COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (about 20 miles; Glen Ellyn, IL; Full-time enrollment: 15,545)

Public high schools in Plainfield:

  • PLAINFIELD SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,529; Location: 7800 W CATON FARM RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,003; Location: 611 W FORT BEGGS DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PLAINFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 504 W FORT BEGGS DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Plainfield:

  • DRAUDEN POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,266; Location: 1911 DRAUDEN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TIMBER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,176; Location: 2101 BRONK ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TROY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,158; Location: 5800 THEODORE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HERITAGE GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,122; Location: 12450 S VAN DYKE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESMERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,043; Location: 2001 WESMERE PARKWAY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LAKEWOOD FALLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,042; Location: 14050 S BUDLER RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MEADOW VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 961; Location: 2501 MIRAGE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 13909 S BUDLER RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 1900 CATON RIDGE DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIVER VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 863; Location: 2097 BRONK RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Plainfield:

  • ST MARY IMMACULATE PARISH SCHO (Students: 479; Location: 129 SOUTH DIVISION / RT 59; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MARY SEARS CHILDRENS ACADEMY (Students: 40; Location: 23253 RENWICK RD; Grades: KG – 1)

Libraries

Library in Plainfield:

  • PLAINFIELD P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,500,384; Location: 705 N. ILLINOIS STREET; 66,313 books; 3,474 audio materials; 2,599 video materials; 164 serial subscriptions)

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