Plainfield, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Plainfield, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Plainfield had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2018. Plainfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 42.8445 and longitude -92.5359 in Bremer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plainfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bremer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 945 feet.

The City of Plainfield (GNIS ID: 2396218) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Plainfield is located within Township of Polk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bremer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Plainfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 480
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 396
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,472
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,845
Average Household Income $70,013
Per Capita Income $29,285


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $120,625
Average Home Value $147,305


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.17% 0.94%
Households 1.19% 0.96%
Families 1.93% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Plainfield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 479 53rd
Population Density # 104 90th
Diversity Index # 853 15th
Median Household Income # 528 48th
Per Capita Income # 461 54th

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