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Plainfield, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Plainfield had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Plainfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 483
Daytime Population: Workers 129
Daytime Population: Residents 237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 366
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,481
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $49,663
Average Household Income $62,351
Per Capita Income $26,045


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $114,024
Average Home Value $138,166


Total Households 206
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.42% 1.33%
Households 1.49% 1.32%
Families 2.3% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2017 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 # 476 53rd
Population Density # 103 90th
Diversity Index # 841 18th
Median Household Income # 702 31st
Per Capita Income # 638 37th

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